Occasional Reports


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’.

Notes for discussions in Britain on Expropriation without Compensation

5 July 2018 – The risk is that Expropriation without Compensation will do little to resolve South Africa’s deep socio-economic malaise, but, rather, will deepen it.

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.

Sunset or Sunrise for Mining in South Africa

20 June 2018 - ‘Sunset or Sunrise for Mining in South Africa’, the latest report from the IRR, examines the prospects for an industry that is vital to the future of the country, but faces ongoing uncertainty arising from flawed policies and ideological hostility.

The South African Education Crisis: Giving Power Back To Parents

31 May 2018 - South African education is in crisis. Children attending South African schools fare poorly on almost every metric, and are ill-prepared for the world after school. More tragically, those who suff er the most from poor schooling are disproportionately black children.

Achievement and Enterprise in School Education

29 May 2018 - On average, pupils in independent schools in South Africa achieve much better National Senior Certificate results (sometimes loosely known as “matriculation” results) than do their counterparts in public schools. This applies to the overall pass rate, as well as to the higher “bachelor” pass rate required for admission to university to study for a degree.

Dissatisfaction with lower pass rates in public schools has generated demand for more independent schools, including low-fee independent schools.

Year One: How Julius Malema destroyed the NPA’s case against Jacob Zuma in 365 days

10 May 2018 – The latest report from the IRR, ‘Year One: How Julius Malema destroyed the NPA’s case against Jacob Zuma in 365 days’ examines the primary role played by the then ANC Youth League leader in the destruction of the National Prosecuting Authority’s original case against former President Zuma.

Rethinking Mobility - Spatial planning that enables transportation and technology in South African Metros

6 April 2018 - Effective planning in South Africa’s metros must incorporate the everyday and often-changing needs, desires and decisions of ordinary people, according to the latest research report from the IRR, Rethinking Mobility – Spatial Planning that enables transportation and technology in South African Metros.

Who owns the land? A critique of the state land audit

27 March 2018 - The numbers in the 2017 State Land Audit: Private Land Ownership by Race, Gender and Nationality report released in February this year have been used extensively to motivate for expropriation without compensation of white owned land. In the EFF motion to amend Section 25 of the constitution the Audit is cited as the source for the claim “that black people own less than 2% of rural land, and less than 7% of urban land”.

South Africa's Secret Police - Inside the Multi-Billion Rand, Clandestine VIP Protection Services

21 March 2018 – The latest report from the IRR examines South Africa’s VIP Protection Services, a complex and secretive machine that operates on a massive budget, but, generally, without accountability

Race Relations in South Africa: Reasons for Hope 2017 - Holding The Line

20 March 2018 – The IRR’s 2017 field survey confirms that race relations are generally still sound. This provides a vital foundation for building on the country’s many strengths and helping South Africa to realise even more of its enormous potential.

The EFF's Internal Revolution

8 February 2018 - This document has two parts: Part A aims to briefly set out and analyse the extraordinary turnover rate among EFF MPs in Parliament; Part B aims to provide an explanation for the phenomenon.

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