Michael Morris

IRR head of media Michael Morris was a newspaper journalist from 1979 to 2017, covering, among other things, the international campaign against apartheid, from London, and, as a political correspondent in Cape Town, South Africa’s transition to democracy. He has written three books, the last being Apartheid, An Illustrated History, and has an MA in Creative Writing from UCT. He writes a fortnightly column in Business Day.
More than just making a ‘lawaai’
by Michael Morris — last modified Aug 13, 2019 10:08 PM
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Aug 14, 2019

Behind every stand the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) takes is a body of considered research, and a good alternative to bad policy.

Zille and the IRR: a shared resolve
by Michael Morris — last modified Jul 30, 2019 11:29 PM
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Jul 31, 2019

South Africans’ opinions, ambitions and hopes cannot be defined by the accidental marker of skin colour – and cannot be matched in policy if they are.

John Harris’s bomb
by Michael Morris — last modified Jul 24, 2019 01:09 AM
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Jul 24, 2019

Remembering a testing moral challenge that remains vivid this half century later.

A waiting country
by Michael Morris — last modified Jul 16, 2019 09:27 PM
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Jul 17, 2019

After 25 years in power, and the costs of its flawed policy mounting, the African National Congress (ANC) is unmistakably at the centre of South Africa’s crisis.

Lessons from Lebanon
by Michael Morris — last modified Jul 10, 2019 01:59 AM
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Jul 10, 2019

However good people may be, the societies they constitute cannot prevail against bad ideas unless they muster the will to reject them.

The story of an animal farm
by Michael Morris — last modified Jun 18, 2019 11:10 PM
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Jun 19, 2019

South African novelist Olive Schreiner’s century-old insight into the fundamental unity of South Africans’ interests continues to be fiercely resisted by adherents of the ideology laid bare by George Orwell.

When it’s time to act
by Michael Morris — last modified Jun 12, 2019 10:55 PM
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Jun 13, 2019

Policies and ideas that divide South Africans by race drive a wedge into our common interest and weaken our chances of success as a society.

The good society
by Michael Morris — last modified Jun 05, 2019 09:28 AM
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Jun 05, 2019

Uniting the middle ground of moderate citizens is the key to a free, open and prospering South Africa.


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