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24 February 2017
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23 Feb 2017
 
 
 
 
Afrikaans schools produced 16% of SA’s maths distinctions – not 88%
AFRICA CHECK
Afrikaans schools produce almost all of South Africa’s mathematics distinctions, according to author and Afrikaner activist, Dan Roodt. “88% of maths distinctions in S. Africa come from Afrikaans...
 
 
22 Feb 2017
 
 
 
No data shows that 800 000 Nigerians live in South Africa
AFRICA CHECK
Xenophobic unrest has flared up in parts of South Africa once again, with incidents of looting and violence reported in Johannesburg and Pretoria. The Nigerian government is said to have asked the...
 
 
20 Feb 2017
 
Correct? Nigeria’s Kogi state had no working fire engine when I took over – governor
AFRICA CHECK
During a meeting with Nigeria’s top firefighting official, the governor of Kogi state said that before he took office in January 2016, the territory did not have a functional fire engine. Yahaya...
 
 
17 Feb 2017
 
Correct? Nigeria’s Kogi state had no working fire engine when I took over – governor
AFRICA CHECK
During a meeting with Nigeria’s top firefighting official, the governor of Kogi state said that before he took office in January 2016, the territory did not have a functional fire engine. Yahaya...
 
 
16 Feb 2017
 
Yet another commodity boom might pass us by
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
The unexpected uptick in commodity prices should provide a great boost to South Africa's mining industry, says the Institute of Race Relations (IRR) in a paper published yesterday. "Retrenchments,...
 
 
Not #healthyliving: Why these City of Joburg tweets are nonsense
AFRICA CHECK
Known for its quips and humorous tweets, the City of Joburg’s content on Twitter regularly brings a smile to many of its 438,000 followers. Besides providing information about municipal matters...
 
 
15 Feb 2017
 
Mining does not get the credit it deserves for its contribution to the South African economy
INSTITUTE OF RACE RELATIONS
South Africa's mining industry must start blowing its own trumpet. The mining sector does not get the credit it deserves for its contribution to the South African economy, says a paper published...
 
 
13 Feb 2017
 
 
 
Many Words, Little New
JP Landman
Ignoring the shenanigans that delayed the State of the Nation speech for more than an hour and focusing on the content of the speech itself, it can be summarised in one phrase: a damp squib. We...
 
 
 
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