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 - August 2021

21 October 2021 - This edition of our monthly bulletin looks at a number of secondary economic indicators and shows some worrying trends.

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.

FreeFACTS - July 2021

10 September 2021 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at the state of healthcare in South Africa and warns of the threat of NHI.

The SA Pink Vote

31 August 2021 – This report examines why it is important to consider the Pink Vote, which political parties have been at the forefront of fighting for LGBTQ rights and what LGBTQ voters think about these parties.

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.

FreeFACTS - June 2021

6 August 2021 - Latest population estimates show that South Africa now has a population of more than 60 million people. The most striking findings from the latest estimates are the continuing decline in South Africa’s fertility rate as well as the ongoing impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on the country.

FreeFACTS - May 2021

1 July 2021 - This edition of FreeFACTS looks at the importance of South Africa’s cities, and examines how they differ from the rest of the country in terms of their politics and economies.

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