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The Voices Of Women Must Be Heard

The Voices Of Women Must Be Heard

10th September 2018 The Forum on China-Africa Cooperation (FOCAC), which met in Beijing earlier this week, has become an essential platform for Africa’s social and... 

Checked: Two claims about the ‘astronomical’ cost of Nigeria’s election

Checked: Two claims about the ‘astronomical’ cost of Nigeria’s election

By: Africa Check     6th September 2018 Presidential hopeful Kingsley Moghalu recently took issue with the budget for Nigeria’s 2019 elections, comparing it to the cost of the 2014... 

Women teach and men lead? Gender inequality in South African schools examined

Women teach and men lead? Gender inequality in South African schools examined

By: Africa Check     3rd September 2018 Studies of female teachers’ path to leadership positions usually focus on the barriers and challenges they may face. That’s why Stellenbosch... 

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Violence against South Africa’s women, children: verifying claims at a men’s summit

Violence against South Africa’s women, children: verifying claims at a men’s summit

By: Africa Check     30th August 2018 Men from organisations across South Africa came together for a summit in August 2018 to develop a “men’s charter” and a “men’s sector strategic... 

The psychology of geographical inequality in EThekwini Metropolitan Area

The psychology of geographical inequality in EThekwini Metropolitan Area

30th August 2018 “As long as poverty, injustice and gross inequality persist in our world, none of us can truly rest.” – Nelson Mandela   

Shake up in African aviation stresses profitability

Shake up in African aviation stresses profitability

21st August 2018 he following article is based on information obtained by the author while undertaking a comparative study on African nations’ competitive statuses... 

Laying the groundwork to make high-tech medical solutions available in Africa

Laying the groundwork to make high-tech medical solutions available in Africa

21st August 2018 Healthcare has always been a difficult social welfare objective to achieve throughout Africa. In addition to underdeveloped healthcare facilities,... 

China owns 20% of Kenya’s external debt – not 70% as reported

China owns 20% of Kenya’s external debt – not 70% as reported

By: Africa Check     21st August 2018 Worried about being up to its ears in debt, Kenya’s government wants to hire experts to manage its borrowing, local media has reported. Much of... 

Who killed the miners at Marikana?

Who killed the miners at Marikana?

20th August 2018 ... Definitely not the executive, nor the executives far removed from the grime and the slime. 

No, murder rate for women in South Africa hasn’t spiked by 117%

No, murder rate for women in South Africa hasn’t spiked by 117%

By: Africa Check     20th August 2018 Claim: The UN estimates 117% rise in killing of women in South Africa since 2015 Verdict: Explainer: 117% is from data now withdrawn by Stats SA 

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