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.

The IRR's Better Expropriation Bill – 22 April 2015

The Expropriation Bill of 2015, which was released by the minister of public works, Thulas Nxesi, in January this year, is unconstitutional and economically damaging. This Bill should be withdrawn and replaced by a new ‘expropriation amendment bill’ which is fully compliant with the Constitution and contains adequate safeguards against any abuse of the power to expropriate. The IRR has drawn up the framework for an alternative bill.

Overview of the IRR's Proposed Expropriation Bill – 22 April 2015

The IRR’s alternative Expropriation Amendment Bill (a framework document which is also available on the IRR website), deals with direct and indirect expropriation by all expropriating authorities – whether the minister of works or any other organ of state. It covers both movable and immovable property as well as mining and water rights; mortgages, servitudes, and other registered rights; shares in companies; and intellectual property rights, including patent rights.

@Liberty – The rise and fall of Eskom – and how to fix it now

18 March 2015 – South Africa’s precarious electricity supply presents a national crisis. The desperate shortage of electricity is crippling our economy. Because of inadequate generation capacity, our existing power stations, now creaking with age and wear, are being run into the ground and failing more and more often.

Broken Blue Line 2

This is the second report of the Broken Blue Line project – the first having been published by the IRR in 2011. As in 2011 this 2015 report examines the extent to which the police are involved in perpetrating criminal violence.

Patents and Prosperity

The Patents and Prosperity report is the culmination of an IRR research project into the importance of Intellectual Property (IP) rights in drawing and securing investment, growth, and development in South Africa. The report is critical of current government policy efforts and suggests the direction that government IP policy should follow.

@Liberty - Economic Freedom - The Key to Prosperity

14 October 2014 - True economic freedom stimulates investment and employment. It makes for faster economic growth and increased prosperity for all, including the poorest 10%. The EFF's call to expropriate land and nationalise mines, banks, and other businesses shows that it has no understanding of economic freedom.

BEE: Helping or Hurting?

South Africa has arguably the most comprehensive and challenging affirmative action policies of any country in the world.

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