Institute of Race Relations

Maimane fights back amid allegations

Democratic Alliance leader Mmusi Maimane says he won’t bow down to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR). IRR analyst Hermann Pretorius published an opinion piece calling on Maimane to resign as party leader and for Western Cape premier Alan Winde to replace him. Winde has since clarified that he is[…]

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IRR concerned over new BEE regulations

The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) has expressed concerns that new regulations published by government last week pertaining to Black Economic Empowerment (BEE), may promote corruption within the public sector tendering processes. Under existing regulations within the Preferential Procurement Policy Framework Act of 2000, which relate to dealings with organs[…]

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‘Eskom must get back to basics’

South Africa’s energy crisis may well be greater than first anticipated, according to the Institute of Race Relations (IRR), who recently released a report detailing the extent of the country’s electricity shortfall. IRR’s policy bulletin, written by Andrew Kenny, an engineer and energy expert, deals with the Eskom calamity and[…]

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Dwindling support for trade unions: IRR

An increased level of distrust towards trade unions is leading to dwindling support from everyday South Africans, with a survey from the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) suggesting that fewer than one in five people are likely to join a union. Frequent strikes and political infighting have in recent years[…]

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