Media Releases

The IRR puts out in the region of 50 media releases annually drawing attention to its major research and policy findings.

In addition you are welcome, as a journalist, to contact an IRR analyst at any time to help you source a piece of information on South Africa. Contact us for more info.

Winning the war on crime

6 September 2016 - The IRR has released a report titled “Winning the War on Crime in South Africa: A new Approach Community Policing”. The report sought to explore the crime-prevention options open to a society in which the police had proved unable to offer adequate safety and security.

IRR welcomes Pretoria Girls High investigation

31 August 2016 - "The Institute of Race Relations is deeply concerned about the allegations of racism levelled at the management of the Pretoria High School for Girls in applying purported discriminatory practices regarding the application of the school’s hair policy."

Shifting from BEE (for the few) to EED (for the many) in the vital mining sector

18 August - The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) intends to finalise its draft mining charter within the next two months. Thus far, it shows little sign of compromising on proposed BEE rules that raise the risk of mining in South Africa into the stratosphere, notes the IRR in a new issue of its @Liberty policy bulletin published on 16 August.

The draft mining charter goes way beyond the generic BEE codes

17 August - The Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) says that the draft mining charter it put forward in April this year is needed to align BEE obligations in mining with the generic codes. However, the draft charter often goes way beyond what the generic codes require, notes the IRR in a new issue of its @Liberty policy bulletin published yesterday.

IRR Press Release - ANC faces national defeat in 2019

5 August 2016 - The IRR says that the performance of the African National Congress (ANC) in the recent local elections raises the spectre of that party losing its national majority in the 2019 national and provincial elections.

IRR launches new National Growth Strategy for South Africa

27 May 2016 - The IRR has drafted a new economic recovery plan for South Africa called the National Growth Strategy or NGS. The NGS is an economic recovery plan that has been drafted by the policy team at the IRR to be implemented over the period 2016 to 2019 as the basis of a long term economic recovery targeting GDP growth levels of 7% of GDP by the end of the decade.