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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: Half of HIV-positive people are women of child-bearing age - 10th February 2012

Of those infected with HIV in South Africa, one in two is a woman of child-bearing age. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, recently published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: Most pupils choose English instead of their mother tongue - 7th February 2012.

Over 60% of pupils in South African schools choose English for learning and teaching, despite the fact that only 7% of pupils speak English as their home language, according to the latest South Africa Survey, recently published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: South African investment in Africa increasing four times faster than overall foreign investment - 7th February 2012.

South African direct investment in Africa has increased at four times the rate of overall South African foreign direct investment since 1994, according to the latest South Africa Survey, recently published by the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: South Africa's democracy is slipping - 6th February 2012.

South Africa’s performance in key areas of democracy is slipping, according to the latest South Africa Survey, recently published by the South African Institute of Race Relations last month.

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Press Release: South Africa's road death to murder ratio a global anomaly - 6th February 2012.

South Africa is the only country in the world whose murder rate exceeds its road accident fatality rate, according to the South Africa Survey, released by the South African Institute of Race Relations last month.

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Press Release: Four out of five households do not qualify for mortgages - 2nd February 2012.

Some 83% of the nearly 14 million households in the country do not earn enough to qualify for bank housing loans, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations last week.

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Press Release: Less than a third of children attend Early Childhood Development centres - 2nd February 2012.

More than two thirds of all children between the ages of 0 and 4 do not attend Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published last week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: Africans die of TB, whites die of heart disease - 1st February 2012

Tuberculosis is the number one killer of Africans in South Africa, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg last week.

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Press Release: South Africa remains a net food exporter - 1st February 2012

South Africa is a net a food exporter, selling abroad 30% more agricultural goods than it imported in 2010, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published last week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

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Press Release: Living standards on the up - 31st January 2012.

The proportion of adults with the lowest living standards has decreased by 77% over the last ten years according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations last week.

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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: Half of HIV-positive people are women of child-bearing age - 10th February 2012

Of those infected with HIV in South Africa, one in two is a woman of child-bearing age. This is according to the latest South Africa Survey, recently published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

Read More…

Press Release: Most pupils choose English instead of their mother tongue - 7th February 2012.

Over 60% of pupils in South African schools choose English for learning and teaching, despite the fact that only 7% of pupils speak English as their home language, according to the latest South Africa Survey, recently published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

Read More…

Press Release: South African investment in Africa increasing four times faster than overall foreign investment - 7th February 2012.

South African direct investment in Africa has increased at four times the rate of overall South African foreign direct investment since 1994, according to the latest South Africa Survey, recently published by the South African Institute of Race Relations.

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Press Release: South Africa's democracy is slipping - 6th February 2012.

South Africa’s performance in key areas of democracy is slipping, according to the latest South Africa Survey, recently published by the South African Institute of Race Relations last month.

Read More…

Press Release: South Africa's road death to murder ratio a global anomaly - 6th February 2012.

South Africa is the only country in the world whose murder rate exceeds its road accident fatality rate, according to the South Africa Survey, released by the South African Institute of Race Relations last month.

Read More…

Press Release: Four out of five households do not qualify for mortgages - 2nd February 2012.

Some 83% of the nearly 14 million households in the country do not earn enough to qualify for bank housing loans, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations last week.

Read More…

Press Release: Less than a third of children attend Early Childhood Development centres - 2nd February 2012.

More than two thirds of all children between the ages of 0 and 4 do not attend Early Childhood Development (ECD) centres, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published last week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

Read More…

Press Release: Africans die of TB, whites die of heart disease - 1st February 2012

Tuberculosis is the number one killer of Africans in South Africa, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg last week.

Read More…

Press Release: South Africa remains a net food exporter - 1st February 2012

South Africa is a net a food exporter, selling abroad 30% more agricultural goods than it imported in 2010, according to the latest South Africa Survey, published last week by the South African Institute of Race Relations in Johannesburg.

Read More…

Press Release: Living standards on the up - 31st January 2012.

The proportion of adults with the lowest living standards has decreased by 77% over the last ten years according to the latest South Africa Survey, published by the South African Institute of Race Relations last week.

Read More…

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