Our organisation is a collective of amazing people striving to build a Just and Prosperous Society.

ASRI is a pluralist domestic public policy institute that conducts Applied Research, Prototyping and Advocacy in the Job Creation, Nation Building, Crime and Justice, Education, and Healthcare policy sectors. ASRI conducts  advocates for laws, policies and programmes, inspired by Constitutional Values, at a National, Provincial and Local level to achieve a Just and Prosperous society.


ASRI Future Leaders

The program inculcates in our fellows a strong sense of social justice and integrity while also producing the kind of effective and innovative change agents who can bring about transformative change in South African society.

Youth Unemployment

Jill Young argues that one of the most effective ways to break the poverty and unemployment cycle is through education, however, the education system in South Africa is not working as a stepping stone to preparing South Africa’s…

Municipal Loby

Education, Early Childhood Development, Better School and Matric Results, Rates of Crime, as well as Entrepreneurship and Community Development. Our municipalities have not made libraries and digital labs a priority and this has to change.

The Conference

We host an annual conference that brings together government, civil society, labour, and business to dialogue policy solutions and build relationships.

Connect with our team

Click or tap on each profile below to view their bio.

Director of Research

Angelo Fick


Ebrahim Fakir

Senior Research Associate

Imraan Buccus

Digital Support

Tshiamo Lerumo

Research Associate




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.

Salma Abdool is the Coordinator of the ASRI Programme in Public Policy Research. Prior to joining ASRI, she worked as a […] Read More


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 […]


“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 […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.