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Mayor’s claim – undocumented foreigners make up 80% of Joburg inner city – ‘absurd’

Mayor’s claim – undocumented foreigners make up 80% of Joburg inner city – ‘absurd’

By: Africa Check     8th September 2017 The mayor of Johannesburg does not mince his word when it comes to the state of the inner city. Herman Mashaba has often spoken of his plans to... 

Can the 'Township Economy' be liberated?

Can the 'Township Economy' be liberated?

8th September 2017 Dormitory-style, underserviced, insecure, overcrowded and noisy. This characterises living conditions in the majority of South Africa’s townships.... 

Do 45% of Nigerian women get married before their 18th birthday?

Do 45% of Nigerian women get married before their 18th birthday?

By: Africa Check     7th September 2017 Though the legal age of marriage is supposed to be 18 years, 45% of Nigerian women are married before then, US-based online publication Sahara... 

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No – heart disease is not SA’s leading cause of death, as Health24 tweeted

No – heart disease is not SA’s leading cause of death, as Health24 tweeted

By: Africa Check     6th September 2017 UPDATE: After we published this report, Health24 responded, saying that their statement was “definitely incorrect”. “While we acknowledge that the... 

Kenya's Supreme Court has given an impossible deadline for the repeat election

Kenya's Supreme Court has given an impossible deadline for the repeat election

5th September 2017 The Kenyan Supreme Court has found that the August 8 presidential election result is invalid. It blames the electoral commission, not the declared... 

How South African business can help government fix the economy

How South African business can help government fix the economy

5th September 2017 What business is willing to say to itself is as important, as what it says to government. Which is why the document, a contract with society,... 

A year of Brexit: trade union perspectives

A year of Brexit: trade union perspectives

5th September 2017 The UK voted to leave the European Union (EU) on 23 June 2016. Since then, the government has been forced by the Supreme Court to obtain... 

Drawing a line through free speech

Drawing a line through free speech

1st September 2017 If any single question has come to define debate around freedom of speech today – in South Africa and globally – this would be it. Where previous... 

Things to know about ordering food

Things to know about ordering food

31st August 2017 More and more people are ordering food instead of preparing meals at home. It brings certain benefits but also raises various doubts in those, who... 

THABO MBEKI: The ANC’s insistence that MPs serve the party is a betrayal of the revolution and the Constitution

THABO MBEKI: The ANC’s insistence that MPs serve the party is a betrayal of the revolution and the Constitution

30th August 2017 On August 8 2017 our National Assembly convened to consider and vote on a motion of no confidence in the president of the republic, the honourable... 

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