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Tribute to Winnie Mandela by Thato wa Magogodi

Tribute to Winnie Mandela by Thato wa Magogodi

9th April 2018 Since the knifing news of your passing: our tears have run out of ideas Magrieza van Ons. Shall we cry or just but sigh for you Zanyiwe: when we... 

Nigeria spends 5 times less per person on healthcare than SA – not 7

Nigeria spends 5 times less per person on healthcare than SA – not 7

By: Africa Check     6th April 2018 The Nigerian government has a “poor attitude” towards financing healthcare, a national newspaper stated recently. To make its case, it compared... 

SA received R6.1-billion in 2017 from US – not R300-billion, as DA mayor claimed

SA received R6.1-billion in 2017 from US – not R300-billion, as DA mayor claimed 

By: Africa Check     3rd April 2018 South Africa should be wary of losing a major “blesser”, a South African mayor has warned. Executive mayor of Nelson Mandela Bay, Athol Trollip,... 

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For Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936 – 2018)

For Winnie Madikizela-Mandela (1936 – 2018)

3rd April 2018 Today we grieve, The mother of the nation has breathed her last, 

Are Nigerian immigrants top of the class in the US?

Are Nigerian immigrants top of the class in the US?

By: Africa Check     27th March 2018 US president Donald Trump is misinformed about Africans, said a group that claims to represent the interests of the Nigerian diaspora.   The... 

The big land debate

The big land debate 

15th March 2018 Starting in the mid-eighteenth century, Scotland’s peasant farming families were systematically and forcibly evicted from their land. Their... 

Is Nigeria’s unemployment rate 18.8%, as widely tweeted?

Is Nigeria’s unemployment rate 18.8%, as widely tweeted?

By: Africa Check     8th March 2018 When an account called Spectator Index tweeted that Nigeria’s unemployment rate was 18.8%, some expressed doubt. “That Nigeria figure is... 

Cabinet reshuffle

Cabinet reshuffle

27th February 2018 All in all it is a very mixed bag: some good appointments; some rewards to staunch supporters and some reaching out to opponents, both in the best... 

Are more than a quarter of Nigerian women still subjected to genital mutilation?

Are more than a quarter of Nigerian women still subjected to genital mutilation?

By: Africa Check     27th February 2018 The harmful traditional practice of female genital mutilation is still an accepted part of many Nigerian cultures. Reporting on the threat to... 

Ramaphosa swallows Zuma's poison pill

Ramaphosa swallows Zuma's poison pill

23rd February 2018 The populist and irresponsible announcement made by ex-President Zuma over his shoulder as he rode into the sunset – announcing fee-... 

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