The South African Institute of Race Relations wishes to express its sadness at the death of the former president, Nelson Mandela, and its condolences to Mrs. Graca Machel and other family members.
The Government - or at least one part of it - appears once again to be trying to get control of independent organisations in civil society.
Press Release: IRR chief economist on the release of the third quarter's GDP growth rate - 26th November 2013.
IRR chief economist Mr Ian Cruickshanks says that the mediocre Gross Domestic Product (GDP) growth rate of just 0.7% in the third quarter of 2013 is a result of operating inefficiencies in the South African economy.
IRR chief economist, Ian Cruickshanks, has said that the Governor of the South African Reserve Bank (SARB), Ms Gill Marcus, may still prove to be overly optimistic in her GDP growth forecast for 2013. This is despite the forecast having been revised down from over 3% a year ago to 1.9% in the SARB’s Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) statement today.
The IRR has appointed Mr Ian Cruickshanks as its chief economist.
Press Release: New chief executive officer at the South African Institute of Race Relations - 16th September 2013.
Frans Cronje has been appointed as the new chief executive officer of the South African Institute of Race Relations.
A report released this morning by the South African Institute of Race Relations tracks the performance of black people in the economy and broader society over several decades, with a special emphasis on the post-1994 period. It suggests that the widely held notion that racial transformation in South Africa has failed is not true - although much still needs to be done to create opportunities for black people.
“The National Development Plan (NDP) is fatally flawed and will fail to achieve its social and economic aims,” says the South African Institute of Race Relations in a report released today.
Only four provinces had an increase in their share of the country’s population over a period of just more than a decade. The remaining five provinces saw a decrease in the share of their populations as a proportion of the country’s total.
The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has unveiled plans to restrict hawking which go far beyond anything the National Party government did in its efforts to control black business, says the South African Institute of Race Relations in a submission made to the DTI last week.