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 2019

This edition of Free Facts looks at the progress made by South Africa since 1994 and looks at a wide variety of indicators. It argues that although this progress has stalled it is still possible to get South Africa on the path it was up until a decade ago.

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.

The Criterion Report Vol 2 No 2

17 March 2019 – This report sets out voter perceptions of the ANC national government’s performance on six core issues – Economic Growth, Crime, Education, Healthcare, Corruption, and Land Reform – and voter sentiments about which of the big three political parties – the ANC, DA and EFF – is best placed to deliver on these issues.

FreeFACTS - February 2019

8 March 2019 - This issue of Free Facts looks at a number of indicators which shows how South Africa deteriorated through the Zuma years. This edition shows how GDP stagnated, crime rates rose, and how unemployment continued to rise. However, the point is made that this deterioration is on the back of much progress since 1994. The next issue of Free Facts will look at the progress that the country has made, and how it can once again get onto a path of progress.

The Criterion Report Vol 2 No 1

6 March 2019 - The first set of results from the IRR’s February 2019 Election Poll provide key insights into voters’ party political preferences and the electoral standing of the major parties.

The Criterion Report Special Edition

25 February 2019 – A huge number of South Africans rely on minibus taxis (82% of all respondents), which dominate the market (64% of all taxi-users), but there are profound concerns both about taxi-safety and crime, as well as the condition of South African roads, this Special Edition of The Criterion Report reveals.

FreeFACTS - January 2019

31 January 2019 - This edition of Free Facts looks at South African retirement funds and why the government has their eye on them. It examines government spending and debt levels and shows how these are reaching unsustainable levels. It also provides statistics on the retirement savings of South Africans, and shows how big the pot is.

FreeFACTS - December 2018

14 December 2018 - This edition of Free Facts looks at the quality of life of South Africans. White people, in general, still enjoy a higher quality of life than other South Africans. This gap is likely to remain as long as the government follows policies which fail to stimulate the economy.

The Criterion Report Vol 1 No 3

10 December 2018 – This report covers the results of a “snap poll” revealing telling shifts in support for South Africa’s main political parties.

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