Submissions on proposed legislation


Submission to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services regarding the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill of 2018 [B9-2018]

1 October 2021 – This submission by the Institute of Race Relations to the Portfolio Committee on Justice and Correctional Services argues that the Prevention and Combating of Hate Crimes and Hate Speech Bill of 2018 is both unconstitutional and unnecessary and should be abandoned rather than pursued. The submission recommends that the government should instead focus on bringing the hate speech provisions in Pepuda into line with the Constitution.

Submission to the Ad Hoc Committee to Initiate and Introduce Legislation Amending Section 25 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, regarding the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill of 2021

13 August 2021 – The IRR’s submission on the Draft Constitution Eighteenth Amendment Bill of 2021 argues that the best way forward for South Africa and all its people is to jettison both the EWC idea and any attempt to introduce state custodianship for land – and to leave Section 25 of the Constitution unchanged. It warns that the long-term economic consequences of the amendment bill are likely to be severe.

IRR Full Submission NHI and MSA Bills

28 September 2018 - Pressing ahead with National Health Insurance (NHI) will steadily undermine South Africa’s excellent private healthcare system, and overburden the country’s already gravely deficient public health system, at vast cost to taxpayers, the IRR warns in its submission to parliament.

IRR Mining Charter Submission 2018

10 September 2018 - This submission is made by the South African Institute of Race Relations NPC (IRR), a non-profit organisation formed in 1929 to oppose racial discrimination and promote racial goodwill. Its current objects are to promote democracy, human rights, development, and reconciliation between the peoples of South Africa.

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