Occasional Reports


Reasons For Hope 2019 - Unite The Middle

10 June 2019 - The latest Hope report shows that racism is not the biggest problem in South Africa, and that a large majority of moderate South Africans agree on the major issues of the day.

The IRR Voter Cheat-Sheet

7 April 2019 – This ‘Voter cheat sheet’ is a simple, three-page summary table that sets out every main voter position and characteristic from the IRR's February poll, ranked from 0%-100%.

Why mining still matters

18 March 2019 – This report warns that without urgent policy interventions to revitalise the mining industry, the country’s entire economy will wither.

Broken Blue Line 3

30 October 2018 - This is the third report of the Broken Blue Line project – the previous two having been published by the IRR in 2011 and 2015. As with the two previous reports this third report examines the extent to which the police are involved in perpetrating criminal violence.

South Africa's geological endowment

21 September 2018 – This report examines the scope for making the most of the South Africa’s underlying geology, the foundation of a wide range of vital economic sectors from mining and industry to tourism.

South Africa's NHI Scheme

18 September 2018 - This report lays bare the appalling scale of deficiency, mismanagement, negligence and corruption in the public health sector which the government intends to be the core of its proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system.

Life in South Africa: Reasons for Hope

29 August 2018 – Our latest report, ‘Life in South Africa: Reasons for Hope’, reminds South Africans of the significant progress the country has made under democracy, and the scope for resuming an upward trajectory towards growth and optimism.

What's wrong with the golden promise of NHI?

21 August 2018 - The government claims that its proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system will reduce the costs of healthcare and provide all South Africans (now numbering some 58 million people) with ‘quality’ health services that are free at the point of delivery.

Economic Empowerment for the Disadvantaged

23 July 2018 - The latest report from the Institute of Race Relations makes the case for thorough-going reform of South Africa’s approach to empowerment, warning that present policy is not benefiting the poor, most of whom remain economic ‘outsiders’.

Empowering the State, Impoverishing the People

20 June 2018 – ‘Empowering the State, Impoverishing the People’ is a report the IRR today released in Washington in the United States to advance its campaign to protect and extend the property rights of all South Africans.

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