Sugar tax is actually a stealth tax, claims IRR

There is no substantial evidence to indicate National Treasury’s proposed 20% tax on sugar- sweetened beverages (SSBs) may curb obesity, according to the South African Institute of Race Relations (IRR). The IRR published a policy paper, A stealth tax, not a health tax. The paper indicates that the “mathematical model”[…]

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SA ‘a pressure cooker of inequality’

A “pressure cooker of inequality” is leading to weaker racial relations and government needs to create policy to turn this around, the Institute of Race Relations says. Mienke Steytler, the head of media and public affairs of the Institute for Race Relations, said there seemed to be an increase in[…]

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IRR adds voice to call over new visa rules

South Africa’s tourism industry is on tenterhooks as the deadline for the country’s new travel requirements for children looms. The new rules, instituted by the department of home affairs, requires an unabridged birth certificate for all children travelling to, through or out of SA as of 1 June. Now the[…]

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SA should better foreign policy: IRR

The South African Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) has suggested the South African government take an alternate approach to the crisis in Gaza, by adopting a better foreign policy towards Israel. According to the SAIRR, this would allow the country a better chance of brokering settlements in conflict situations between[…]

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