The IRR's London Friends' Event - 25 June 2019
by David Ansara — last modified Jul 03, 2019 03:51 PM
David Ansara
Jul 03, 2019

The IRR hosted an event in London to discuss the current state of the South African political and economic landscape and the role the IRR plays in advancing the Battle of Ideas. Participants were encouraged to join the IRR Friends program to support the Institute's work. In the video below, senior IRR analyst, David Ansara, explains what to expect in South Africa’s politics over the next decade. David is joined by Advocate Mark Oppenheimer, who discusses how to stop Expropriation Without Compensation (EWC). The discussion is facilitated by Martin Plaut, journalist and fellow at the Institute of Commonwealth Studies.

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by Kelebogile Leepile — last modified Jul 02, 2019 10:23 AM
Jul 01, 2019

Today we welcome back Big Daddy Liberty from his trip in Germany and we kick start the week by looking at the dismal state of our SOEs and whether Ramaphosa or Gordhan can fix them. We talk about the looming fuel price drop and inflation and assess the impact of President Trump's peace efforts with North Korea. This and more...

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by Kelebogile Leepile — last modified Jun 19, 2019 09:07 PM
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Today we discuss the inadequately explained circumstances in which DA MP Phumzile van Damme allegedly punched a white person 'in self-defence'; Ambassador Zindzi Mandela's controversial tweets about white South Africans and what this says about her appreciation of her diplomatic functions; and the deficient arguments in a prominent New York Times article on land reform in South Africa.

The Daily Friend Show (14/06/2019) Hope Report: We need to unite the silent majority of citizens!
by Michael Morris — last modified Jun 19, 2019 08:16 PM
Jun 14, 2019

In this episode, we talk about the country's grim economic conditions, being among other things a major factor pushing South Africans of all races to emigrate. But we also talk about our new Hope Report - which confirms that most South Africans are moderate, respectful and sensible - and the IRR's Unite The Middle campaign.

The Daily Friend Show (12/06/2019) | Good news about race, not so much for Ace, departing MPs & an LGBTQ win in Botswana
by Kelebogile Leepile — last modified Jun 13, 2019 07:52 AM
Jun 12, 2019

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