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Why it's taken so long to prosecute state capture cases in South Africa

Why it's taken so long to prosecute state capture cases in South Africa

23rd January 2018 he Asset Forfeiture Unit of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that it is probing seven cases related to what has... 

Is the net about to close on Zuma and his Gupta patronage network?

Is the net about to close on Zuma and his Gupta patronage network?

22nd January 2018 It all started with a wedding. A 200 plus entourage of friends and family landed their private aircraft at the Waterkloof Air Force Base in April... 

ANC job creation boast ignores SA’s increased unemployment rate

ANC job creation boast ignores SA’s increased unemployment rate

By: Africa Check     18th January 2018 In one of his first duties as newly-elected president of the African National Congress (ANC), Cyril Ramaphosa gave the party’s traditional “January... 

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Has Nigeria’s president not built even a nursery school, as Jonathan aide claimed?

Has Nigeria’s president not built even a nursery school, as Jonathan aide claimed?

By: Africa Check     16th January 2018 Nigeria President Muhammadu Buhari has not built a single institution of learning, a former aide to his predecessor recently tweeted this to his... 

Are higher taxes on wealthy South Africans justified?

Are higher taxes on wealthy South Africans justified?

9th January 2018 Talk of a potential wealth tax in South Africa has re-ignited the debate on the taxation of high net-worth individuals (HNWI). For many taxpayers... 

'End of an error'

'End of an error'

20th December 2017 End of an error. That is the caption on a picture of Jacob Zuma which circulated widely on Whatsapp as the results became known. It is an apt... 

Do just 700 000 public workers gobble up half of Kenya’s taxes, as Ruto said?

Do just 700 000 public workers gobble up half of Kenya’s taxes, as Ruto said?

By: Africa Check     14th December 2017 Kenya’s public wage bill is stubbornly defying government efforts to rein it in, a frustrated-sounding Kenyan deputy president William Ruto said.... 

Handwashing 101: Dettol’s disease-busting claims under the microscope

Handwashing 101: Dettol’s disease-busting claims under the microscope

By: Africa Check     11th December 2017 When we talk about the spread of disease, coughs and sneezes immediately come to mind. Yet one of the major ways diseases spread happens when we... 

Will continuing crises of 2017 persist?

Will continuing crises of 2017 persist?

By: Raymond Suttner     11th December 2017 Although the year has not yet ended we can say it has been marked by a series of crises. What is troubling is that there is no sense that these... 

Electricity and Mining

Electricity and Mining

8th December 2017 Ernest Hemingway might have been writing about Eskom’s decline when he explained how bankruptcy happens. ‘Two ways … Gradually and then suddenly’,... 

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