Occasional Reports


How Zakaria got it wrong

12 December 2019 – This report analyses flaws in the debate on expropriation without compensation arising from faulty and often misrepresented evidence.

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.

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.

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.

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