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Townships contribute R100bn to South Africa’s economy? No way to tell

Townships contribute R100bn to South Africa’s economy? No way to tell

By: Africa Check     20th July 2018 “South Africa’s townships contribute up to R100-billion to the overall economy,” the chief executive of business advisory service EntBanc wrote in... 

The Light Shines: A Poem for Madiba

The Light Shines: A Poem for Madiba

18th July 2018 The Light Shines ...   

Do 8 300 super-rich Kenyans own more than the rest?

Do 8 300 super-rich Kenyans own more than the rest?

By: Africa Check     10th July 2018 Kenya’s wealthy have little trouble remaining in the spotlight. In April 2018, British think tank Chatham House spoke of the country’s “rampant”... 

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How strong is Ramaphosa?

How strong is Ramaphosa?

10th July 2018 Over the last month or two the narrative has changed considerably – from Ramaphoria to Rama-failure.  The sense is that Cyril Ramaphosa is stuck... 

Interrogating the effectiveness and sustainability of CSI initiatives

Interrogating the effectiveness and sustainability of CSI initiatives

10th July 2018 For the past couple of years there has been an up-roar by young people on various social media platforms about the ‘missing of the plot’ of... 

Eskom and the viral infographic: do the numbers add up?

Eskom and the viral infographic: do the numbers add up?

By: Africa Check     9th July 2018 Worker protests over pay at South Africa’s power utility have led to lights being turned off across the country. The utility, Eskom, announced... 

Do 10 Nigerians die from cancer every hour?

Do 10 Nigerians die from cancer every hour?

By: Africa Check     6th July 2018 In a story about a cancer screening event, a reporter in ThisDay newspaper claimed that “at least 10 Nigerians die from cancer every hour”. Health... 

Hit or miss? 5 claims by Kenyan governors fact-checked

Hit or miss? 5 claims by Kenyan governors fact-checked

By: Africa Check     5th July 2018 Kenya is grading its new system of government after the constitution created 47 new administrative units in 2010. These counties started to govern... 

Are 57% of South African kids raised without fathers?

Are 57% of South African kids raised without fathers?

By: Africa Check     4th July 2018 In its latest advertising campaign, detergent brand Omo features a young boy reading from a homemade Father’s Day card. “Thank you for always being... 

Did the DA-led Western Cape create ‘75% of all jobs’ in SA last year? ‘Confusing’ claim correct

Did the DA-led Western Cape create ‘75% of all jobs’ in SA last year? ‘Confusing’ claim correct

By: Africa Check     27th June 2018 UPDATE: This report was retracted on 25 June 2018 following concerns that important context had not been included. It has since been updated to... 

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