South Africa cannot afford to let the private sector alone continue ‘taking the pain’ of the devastating economic consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic – urgently needed reforms must include reducing state spending and cutting the huge public service wage bill.
The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) today launched the second phase of its #SaveOurSavings campaign. “This phase of the campaign will focus on pressuring fund managers to determine what they are doing to protect the savings of ordinary South Africans,” the IRR said in a statement today.
The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) broadly welcomes the economic discussion paper recently released to the public by Minister of Finance Tito Mboweni, and believes the Treasury is providing ‘valuable leadership in South Africa’s battle of ideas’.
The Institute of Race Relations (IRR) welcomes today’s debate in Parliament on the issue of prescribed assets, it says in a statement. The motion was brought by Geordin Hill-Lewis of the Democratic Alliance (DA), and follows statements by President Cyril Ramaphosa in Parliament that there should be debate on the issue of prescribed assets.
In line with the IRR’s objective to become an authority on political market research, the Institute has undertaken its fourth full survey of the electoral landscape, to supplement surveys carried out in September 2018, December 2018 and February 2019.
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