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.

Achievement and Enterprise in School Education

25 January 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.

@Liberty - Pressing ahead with NHI implementation

24 November 2017 - There is still no clarity on what the proposed National Health Insurance (NHI) system will cost, how it will be financed, how the supply of health services can be ramped up to match increased demand, how the enormous administrative burden will be met, or how the corruption the new system will foster can be curbed.

@Liberty - A new approach to empowerment in mining

06 Septemeber 2017 - The new charter identifies its ownership, skills development, and community upliftment elements as ‘ring-fenced’ elements with which mining companies must demonstrate ‘100% compliance at all times’. These targets apply ‘throughout the duration of a mining right’, which is generally 30 years.

Political Musical Chairs

Turnover in the National Executive and Administration since 2009. This report was released in Johannesburg on 3 August 2017.

@Liberty – Free trade: A blessing reviled

25 May 2017 – In a paper released in Johannesburg today, the IRR said that trade liberalisation had helped to lift hundreds of millions of people out of poverty. "To finally conquer poverty across the globe," further trade liberalisation was an absolutely essential condition.

A time traveller's guide to South Africa in 2030

A Time Traveller's Guide to South Africa in 2030 introduces a brand new set of scenarios that explains what is happening in the country, why it is happening, and what is going to happen next. South Africa has undergone dramatic change in recent years. Political tensions are on the up, economic performance has weakened, and more and more South Africans are taking their frustrations to the streets.

Between Two Fires: Holding the Liberal Centre in South African Politics

John Kane-Berman is uniquely qualified to look back over the enormous political and social changes that have taken place in his lifetime in this fractious country. In his career as student leader, Rhodes Scholar, newspaperman, independent columnist, commentator, and Chief Executive of the South African Institute of Race Relations for thirty years, Kane-Berman has been at the coal face of political change in South Africa.

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