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Race and sport: reasons for hope, if SA stands firm on shared desire for a just society


Protea Lungi Ngidi caused something of a stir with a remark at a press conference in response to a question about race and the Black

Why the IRR is warning the IMF about ANC’s bad policy choices


In the absence of meaningful reform, any help given to the South African government will only sustain the hardship South Africans have endured for at

The time that is given us


It does all seem unreal. When a world leader and head of a major country has to look his people in the eye and tell

Four cats out of the bag: Corporate SA’s eerie silence over government’s financial and economic insanity


When we at the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) launched our corporate pressure campaign in February against the destruction of property rights through expropriation without

Why we are challenging corporate SA on EWC


‘On expropriation without compensation, we’ve done all we can.’ That’s the excuse the IRR has been hearing since launching its #EWCScorecards on social media. ‘We’ve

Letter from the Campaign Trail


In the first of a monthly feature, IRR Campaigns Manager Hermann Pretorius gives an account from the front line of the battle of ideas. Dear

Time to say ‘No!’ to destructive racialism


Shortly after the 2004 general election, the National Party (NP) died in the arms of the African National Congress (ANC). Looking at the obsession of

Storm forecast: Winde, with brighter prospects


The Honourable Mmusi Maimane should resign as leader of the Democratic Alliance (DA). The DA is still reeling from its worst political performance in the

Ramaphosa is a man of his word


Hermann Pretorius And for that, South Africans should be grateful, and worried. The presidential question and answer session in the National Assembly of 22 August

The problem with personality politics


A politician being disliked is not unusual. But few politicians invoke such vehemence as DA MP Phumzile van Damme. Disliked for her refusal to pull