Pupils migrate to Gauteng, Western Cape

2014-03-18 13:55

Just over 150 000 school-aged children left the Eastern Cape, Free State, Limpopo and North West provinces between 2001 and 2007, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Study: SA voter apathy worrying

2014-03-04 14:23

The number of South Africans declining to exercise their right to vote is worrying, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Fewer births in SA - survey

2014-02-13 15:08

Childbirths as a proportion of the total South African population are at a record low for the first time in more than two decades, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

NDP tries to do too much - SAIRR

2013-07-15 12:05

The National Development Plan (NDP) tries to do too much and its costly ambitions are not discussed, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Population share drops in 5 provinces

2013-06-05 13:04

Five provinces have recorded a drop in their share of the country's population, with Gauteng now claiming the biggest share of the population, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Licence bill will hurt business - SAIRR

2013-04-22 14:09

A draft law proposing all businesses be licensed with municipalities will negatively impact business in South Africa, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Mining industry loses billions to strikes

2013-04-11 11:21

SA's mining industry lost over R15bn in production during the strikes in the 2012/2013 financial year, according to the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Most condoms distributed in Western Cape

2013-03-27 11:29

The Western Cape was the province where the most condoms were distributed per adult male, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Wasted government spending bemoaned

2013-03-18 13:27

Wasteful government spending of R24.8bn could have been used for numerous projects to the benefit of South Africans, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Electricity not used for heating - SAIRR

2013-03-05 13:08

Even though most homes in South Africa have electricity, over 50% of households do not use it for heating, the SA Institute of Race Relations (SAIRR) says.

Farm job cuts could grow to 200 000

2013-02-10 14:04

Job losses could reach 200 000 by the end of 2013 as the minimum wage for farmworkers almost doubles in the wake of violent protests, a report states.

ANC slipping in by-elections - survey

2013-02-05 15:52

ANC losses to independent or opposition parties in by-elections is a sign of people using democracy to bring about change, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

More women in govt since 1994

2013-01-28 11:17

The number of women in all three levels of government has increased over the past 18 years, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

181 strike deaths over last 13 years

2013-01-21 13:14

A total of 181 people have been killed in strike violence in the past 13 years, including 60 during the mining strike last year, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Ditch BEE, urges institute

2013-01-16 14:10

The Institute for Race Relations says there is no point in further futile attempts to reform BEE, and that the policy should be scrapped altogether.

Education dept denies holding back results

2012-12-12 20:25

The basic education department has denied withholding the 2012 Annual National Assessment results of individual schools.

Gain without education notion worrying: Jansen

2012-09-27 15:55

There is a worrying notion in South Africa that material prosperity can be achieved without an education, says Free State University rector Jonathan Jansen.

SAIRR: Give ANC more credit

2012-09-11 12:24

The ANC deserves more recognition for improving the living conditions of poor black South Africans, says the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Academic: ANC able to destroy SA

2012-07-25 22:48

The ANC is unable to put its "national democratic revolution" (NDR) into practice but it is capable of destroying the country, a Russian academic who specialises in African history, says.

SA would rather foster orphans - study

2012-07-09 20:50

South African families would rather provide orphans with foster care than adopt them, a study has found.

Number of schools in SA drops - survey

2012-02-29 13:33

The total number of schools in South Africa dropped between 2000 and 2010, but the number of independent schools increased, according to a survey by the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Survey shows SA democracy slipping

2012-02-06 21:28

Key indicators of democracy have slipped since 2008, according to the latest South Africa Survey.

Whites new endangered species?

2012-02-05 16:00

If a new study is anything to go by, South Africa’s white population may be extinct by the year 2161.

Most in SA don't qualify for home loans

2012-02-02 15:05

At least 83 percent of nearly 14 million households are not eligible for mortgage finance from banks, says the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Council coalitions double

2012-01-31 14:11

The number of local councils run by coalitions has almost doubled in the last two years, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.


Decline in African language public schools

2014-03-18 11:54

Single-medium African language public schools have declined from 7.2% of the total in 2008, to 4.6% in 2012, the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Survey names leaders in print, TV, radio

2014-02-28 12:42

A survey published by the SA Institute of Race Relations has named the favourite newspapers, TV stations and radio stations in the country.

SAIRR: Privatise education

2013-11-06 07:14

The SA Institute of Race Relations has called for a review of some of the country's systems such as the education sector to help South Africa grow and be more competitive.

Questions over who should fund NDP

2013-07-15 10:33

Endorsing the National Development Plan amounts to giving the government a blank cheque for more taxation and borrowing, says the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Majority of Afrikaans speakers not white

2013-04-22 14:47

More black, coloured, and Indian South Africans speak Afrikaans at home than white South Africans, a SA Institute of Race Relations study has found.

Concerns over maths teacher shortage

2013-04-17 13:15

At least 84 high schools across the country did not offer mathematics last year for Grades 10, 11 and 12 due to a shortage of qualified teachers, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

White men in Gauteng highest earners

2013-04-02 10:47

White male Gautengers earn the most in South Africa, with young African women in Limpopo being paid the least, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

1.7m crimes a year not reported - SAIRR

2013-03-19 10:51

More than 3.3 million crimes occur per year and half of them are not reported, according to a survey published by the SA Institute of Race Relations.

Only 33% of SA kids live with both parents

2013-03-11 12:42

Only 33% of children in South Africa live with both their parents, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Veil lifted on SA union landscape

2013-03-04 11:30

While two-thirds of workers are not unionised, a large number enjoy the same benefits through South Africa's 48 bargaining councils, a report shows.

Fewer South Africans tying the knot

2013-02-06 17:31

Fewer South Africans are getting married, with the number of registered unions dropping by nearly 10% between 2003 and 2010.

Fewer domestic workers, survey reveals

2013-02-01 07:26

The number of domestic workers in South Africa has declined over the past 10 years, a survey has found.

KZN municipality has highest murder rate

2013-01-24 14:34

A KwaZulu-Natal local municipality has the highest murder rate in the country, at 192 per 100 000 people, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

Private school attendance grows 87%

2013-01-17 10:35

Private school attendance rose by 87 percent between 2000 and 2011, according to a report on Thursday.

Average SA worker supports 3 others

2013-01-14 12:13

Blacks on average support more non-working dependents than whites, so it is not surprising that SA is reeling from wage strikes, says the SAIRR.

Violent attacks 'not unique to farmers'

2012-10-05 22:18

Farmers are not uniquely vulnerable to armed attacks, analysis of statistics released by the SA Institute of Race Relations show.

ANC deserves more credit - SAIRR

2012-09-11 14:32

The ANC deserves more credit for improving the living conditions of poor black South Africans, the SA Institute of Race Relations says - and it has the data to prove it.

SAIRR: Fewer public schools not alarming

2012-08-30 14:10

The dwindling numbers of public schools was not necessarily cause for alarm, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

More no-fee schools in SA - SAIRR

2012-07-23 16:51

The number of non-fee schools in South Africa rose between 2008 and 2010, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

SA inmates serving longer sentences

2012-03-05 13:01

There has been a 2 400% increase between 1995 and 2011 in the number of prisoners serving sentences longer than 10 years, according to a survey.

SA pupils prefer English – SAIRR

2012-02-07 12:34

More than 60% of South African pupils choose English for learning and teaching, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

SA murders exceed road deaths - survey

2012-02-06 19:11

South Africa is the only country where one is more likely to be murdered than to be killed in a road accident, a survey has found.

68% of kids under 4 not in child centres

2012-02-02 21:34

About 68% of children aged 4 and below do not go to early childhood development centres, a new study has shown.

E Cape, Limpopo & KZN SA's poorest

2012-02-01 07:43

Municipalities in the Eastern Cape, Limpopo, and KwaZulu-Natal are the country's poorest, with poverty rates of up to 64%, the SA Institute of Race Relations says.

More departments get qualified audits

2012-01-26 21:28

There has been an alarming rise in the percentage of national government departments receiving qualified audits, a survey has shown.

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