I will defend DA against 'immature and unhelpful' IRR - Steenhuisen

2019-11-18 18:39

Newly elected interim leader of the DA John Steenhuisen says he'll defend his party against "all-comers", including against the "immature and unhelpful" Institute of Race Relations.

Ralph Mathekga | The rise of political lobbying in SA: Are we ready for it?

2019-11-05 07:13

For South Africa to effect transparency about the use of money in politics, lobbyists will have to be properly regulated and identified, writes Ralph Mathekga.

Luyolo Mphithi: The DA is not in crisis, it is coming of age

2019-10-11 07:00

Never before has the DA had to deal with a conversation of what it's offer is and how it speaks to all South Africans. This is because the DA has become a serious political contender which wasn't the case previously, writes Luyolo Mphithi.

'Deliberate and mischievous' - DA decries IRR's hostile stance

2019-10-08 21:55

The Democratic Alliance has hit out at the Institute of Race Relations over what the party has described as a "nefarious campaign".

UPDATE | Helen Zille suspends IRR fellowship as she vies for powerful DA Federal Council chairperson post

2019-10-04 14:52

Former DA leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille has suspended her fellowship with the Institute of Race Relations following her decision to join the contest for the position of chair of the party's federal council.

A think tank shouldn't try to 'influence internal politics' - Maimane on IRR's endorsement of Winde

2019-10-03 11:21

DA leader Mmusi Maimane has lambasted some members of his party for turning to external platforms after failing to win internal debates.

Helen Zille joins Institute for Race Relations

2019-07-28 11:42

Former DA leader and Western Cape premier Helen Zille has joined the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) as a senior policy fellow, writer and analyst, it was announced.

What the election polls are really telling us

2019-05-01 08:15

In just over a week from now, we will know which polls were correct about the election outcome. Whatever the support for the different parties will be, politicians will have to shape up, writes Melanie Verwoerd.

Elections 2019: ANC support dips below 50%, according to latest IRR poll

2019-04-30 12:07

The DA's majority in the Western Cape is under threat, the ANC is losing more support in Gauteng and the EFF is on a growth path nationally, according to a IRR report.

Expropriation, Disrupted Land and the IRR

2019-03-17 07:00

The IRR's attack on AfriForum unfortunately underlines the fact that there is little space for nuanced debating in South Africa, and that nobody dares to put an alternative point of view to the ruling order's view of the past, writes Kallie Kriel.


OPINION: A response to Ralph Mathekga on why advocacy is vital

2019-11-12 08:57

Ralph Mathekga's concerns about advocacy and lobbying are misplaced and his proposal risks setting a dangerous precedent both for civil rights and for the county's ability to interrogate failed policy. Advocacy has always played, and continues to play, a part in South African politics, argues the IRR's Sara Gon.

'We shouldn't get bogged down in race' - Helen Zille on DA policies, the IRR and working with Maimane

2019-10-21 10:53

Newly elected DA federal council chairperson Helen Zille has defended the Institute of Race Relations' views on party matters and criticism of members, saying the think tank can 'speak about who they like'.

Herman Mashaba: Is the IRR the Guptas of the DA?

2019-10-10 09:32

Is the DA being captured by the Institute for Race Relations (IRR)? Will we one day be summoned into meetings in their offices to take instructions on Cabinet appointments, asks Herman Mashaba.

IRR launches campaign to 'save' DA's direction and future

2019-10-07 15:00

The Institute of Race Relations has taken yet another step to influence the direction of the DA, launching a campaign entitled #SaveTheOpposition.

Zille defends IRR analyst's DA leader piece, says 'white man' comments taken out of context

2019-10-03 14:18

Former DA leader and current policy fellow at the Institute of Race Relations, Helen Zille, has defended the right of one of the institution's members to pen an opinion piece calling for Mmusi Maimane to resign as leader of the opposition.

Gauteng xenophobia attacks akin to 2008 crisis - Institute of Race Relations

2019-09-05 05:08

The Institute of Race Relations says the current wave of attacks in parts of Gauteng are akin to the 2008 xenophobia "crisis", warning that comments made by senior government officials are adding fuel to the fire.

Uniting the middle – the key to South Africa's success

2019-06-11 13:08

For every Vicki Momberg or Velaphi Khumalo who says vile things about their fellow South Africans, there are ten people who want to work together in building the country, regardless of their race, writes Nicholas Lorimer.

Dawie Scholtz: The IRR's bombshell election poll results are mind-blowing

2019-04-30 12:28

News24's elections analyst Dawie Scholtz says the ANC should be worried about what could happen next week when South Africa goes to the polls, but that ultimately voting patterns remain very difficult to predict.

No politician must have the power to expropriate property without compensation - IRR

2019-04-17 17:10

The Institute of Race Relations has urged South Africans to not give any politician, no matter what party he or she belongs to, the power to dispossess people of their land without compensation.

This is why we pay such close attention to AgriSA's Dan Kriek

2019-03-13 09:23

AgriSA president Dan Kriek's proposal for land expropriation without compensation amounts to exempting mega-farms while the rest populate the front line of expropriation at sacrificial compensation, writes Gabriel Crouse.

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