Public Policy

ASRI NPC is a pluralist domestic public policy institute interested in contacting post-graduate researchers who have completed or will be completing their Masters or PhD degree’s, and who are interested in publishing their research into short papers for public discussion and debate.

Education Policy

As a pluralistic domestic public policy institute, ASRI commissions papers from a range of perspectives to contributing to the public disclosure, and foster discussion and debate around socio-economic policy. Statements, opinions and data contained in these publications are solely those of […]

Minimum Wage

“Much of the debate about the national minimum wage has been characterised by what can be called the ‘half a loaf is better than none’ – approach. It is seductive to think that perhaps it is better to have a bad paying job than no job at all. This view has been especially widespread in […]

Civic Engagement and Public Participation

Following the recent ‘Zuma Must Fall’, anti-corruption campaigns, and the August 2016 local elections, Professor Steven Friedman in this paper argues that civil society organisations who want greater equality appear ill equipped to do so […]

Race and Identity

The Institute for Justice and Reconciliation’s (IJR) South African Reconciliation Barometer (SARB) has measured reconciliation in South Africa through public opinion surveying since 2003. For the past 15 years, the SARB has served as a driver for public debate on reconciliation and developing […]

Impact Analysis

In 2020, ASRI was asked to evaluate the success of the Gauteng Together project, which was spearheaded by the Ahmed Kathrada Foundation, at the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdown.