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The IRR puts out in the region of 50 media releases annually drawing attention to its major research and policy findings.
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Media Releases

The IRR puts out in the region of 50 media releases annually drawing attention to its major research and policy findings.

In addition you are welcome, as a journalist, to contact an IRR analyst at any time to help you source a piece of information on South Africa. Contact us for more info.

Press Release: South Africa's Human Development Index on the rise - 25 January 2011.

After declining for over a decade, South Africa's Human Development Index (HDI) has started to rise again, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Number of female politicians on the rise - 25 January 2011.

Between 1994 and 2009 the number of women serving in the National Assembly (NA) increased by 56%, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

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Press Release: By-elections show ANC losing support - 25 January 2011.

The last few years have seen the African National Congress (ANC) lose 38 wards in local government by-elections, while the Democratic Alliance (DA) gained 24, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published this week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: GDP per capita growth rates lag - 24 January 2011.

The annual average growth rate of South Africa's per capita gross domestic product (GDP) was less than one percent between 1970 and 2008. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: More and more taxpayers of all kinds - 24 January 2011.

The total number of registered individual taxpayers in South Africa grew from 3.4 million in 2002/03 to 5.9 million in 2009/10, an increase of 73%. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

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Press Release: African home ownership figures higher than those of other races - 24 January 2011.

Far more Africans live in fully paid-up homes than is the case with other race groups, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Western Cape municipalities providing far more free basic services than other provinces - 24 January 2011.

The proportion of households receiving free basic services from Western Cape municipalities was significantly higher than the average provided to households nationally in 2009. Some 82%, 69%, and 52% of Western Cape households received free basic water, sanitation, and solid waste management services respectively. The corresponding national figures were 58%, 33%, and 23%.

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Press Release: More people living in urban areas than ever before - 24 January 2011.

More people in South Africa live in urban areas than ever before. Some 52% of South Africans lived in urban areas in 1990, but this proportion went up to 62% in 2010.

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Press Release: Murder more rife in rural areas - 19 January 2011.

A person in South Africa has the highest likelihood of being murdered in the Cacadu District municipality of the Eastern Cape, sexually assaulted in the Xhariep District of the Free State, violently robbed personally or at their business premises in the City of Johannesburg, and is most vulnerable to attack if they own a home in the Metsweding District of Gauteng, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: Police protection service personnel rise the fastest - 18 January 2011.

The number of protection and security services personnel in the police increased 20 times faster than the number of detectives and ten times faster than visible policing staff, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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In addition you are welcome, as a journalist, to contact an IRR analyst at any time to help you source a piece of information on South Africa. Contact us for more info.

Press Release: South Africa's Human Development Index on the rise - 25 January 2011.

After declining for over a decade, South Africa's Human Development Index (HDI) has started to rise again, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Number of female politicians on the rise - 25 January 2011.

Between 1994 and 2009 the number of women serving in the National Assembly (NA) increased by 56%, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

Read More…

Press Release: By-elections show ANC losing support - 25 January 2011.

The last few years have seen the African National Congress (ANC) lose 38 wards in local government by-elections, while the Democratic Alliance (DA) gained 24, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published this week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

Read More…

Press Release: GDP per capita growth rates lag - 24 January 2011.

The annual average growth rate of South Africa's per capita gross domestic product (GDP) was less than one percent between 1970 and 2008. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: More and more taxpayers of all kinds - 24 January 2011.

The total number of registered individual taxpayers in South Africa grew from 3.4 million in 2002/03 to 5.9 million in 2009/10, an increase of 73%. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg this week.

Read More…

Press Release: African home ownership figures higher than those of other races - 24 January 2011.

Far more Africans live in fully paid-up homes than is the case with other race groups, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Western Cape municipalities providing far more free basic services than other provinces - 24 January 2011.

The proportion of households receiving free basic services from Western Cape municipalities was significantly higher than the average provided to households nationally in 2009. Some 82%, 69%, and 52% of Western Cape households received free basic water, sanitation, and solid waste management services respectively. The corresponding national figures were 58%, 33%, and 23%.

Read More…

Press Release: More people living in urban areas than ever before - 24 January 2011.

More people in South Africa live in urban areas than ever before. Some 52% of South Africans lived in urban areas in 1990, but this proportion went up to 62% in 2010.

Read More…

Press Release: Murder more rife in rural areas - 19 January 2011.

A person in South Africa has the highest likelihood of being murdered in the Cacadu District municipality of the Eastern Cape, sexually assaulted in the Xhariep District of the Free State, violently robbed personally or at their business premises in the City of Johannesburg, and is most vulnerable to attack if they own a home in the Metsweding District of Gauteng, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

Press Release: Police protection service personnel rise the fastest - 18 January 2011.

The number of protection and security services personnel in the police increased 20 times faster than the number of detectives and ten times faster than visible policing staff, says the South African Institute of Race Relations.

Read More…

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