Reports

Below is chronological listing of the reports we have released in support of our campaigns and advocacy efforts to defend your right to make decisions about your own life free from unnecessary government or political interference and counter-productive policy.

FreeFACTS - March 2022

25 April 2022 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at trends regarding investment in South Africa. For South Africa to become a prosperous country it needs high levels of investment, which it is simply not receiving now.

FreeFACTS - February 2022

16 April 2022 - The latest edition of FreeFACTS looks at unemployment. The figures make for sobering reader and show that unemployment in South Africa is nothing short of a crisis. In parts of the country more than 50% of people have no work. This issue warns that something must be done soon.

IRR Submission to the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs regarding the Proposed Disaster Management Act Regulations Dated March 29 2022

1 April 2022 – In this submission to the Department of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs on the Proposed Disaster Management Act Regulations, the IRR argues that there should be no further delay in ending the State of Disaster; that there can be no legal authority for extending disaster regulations once the state of disaster has ended; and that many of the Regulations proposed are irrational and hence unconstitutional.

IRR Oral Presentation: Hate Crimes, Hate Speech Bill [B9-2018]

29 March 2022 – In this oral presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services on the Combating and Prevention of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill of 2018, the IRR argues that the flaws in the Bill include hate speech provisions that are unconstitutional, and hate crime provisions that are unnecessary.

IRR Submission to the Department of Social Development, regarding the the Social Relief of Distress Procedure Manual under the Social Assistance Act of 2004

23 March 2022 – In this submission on the the Social Relief of Distress Procedure Manual under the Social Assistance Act of 2004, the IRR argues that oth the Manual and the Regulations (see the IRR’s 11 March 2022 submission on the Amended Regulations to the Social Assistance Act) should be abandoned until such time as a proper socio-economic impact assessment has been carried out and its results made available to the public.

IRR Submission to the Department of Social Development, regarding the Amended Regulations of 2022 to the Social Assistance Act of 2004

11 March 2022 – In this submission on the Amended Regulations of 2022 to the Social Assistance Act of 2004, the IRR warns that if the Regulations are adopted in their current form, the fiscal cliff will draw closer, growth will wither further, public debt and interest payments will expand, unemployment will worsen, and the jobless poor are likely to become ever more dependent on shrinking social grants that cannot be maintained.

FreeFACTS - January 2022

18 February 2022 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at the latest matric results. As has become the norm with the school-leaving examinations there is a mixed bag of good and bad news. Concerns raised in this edition include the poor throughput in our schools and the low proportions of pupils who pass subjects with 80% or above.

FreeFACTS - December 2021

26 January 2022 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at the assets of South Africans. It also reflects how South Africa’s economy continues to degrade, with clear evidence that South Africans are getting poorer and struggling to make ends meet.

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