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The Hate Speech Bill criminalises all speech

The Hate Speech Bill criminalises all speech

2nd May 2017 The Hate Speech Bill should cause South Africans sleepless nights, as it criminalises virtually all speech of any consequence. Even amid... 

Bridging the racial and ethnic divide: How are Africa’s largest economies tackling the behemoths of intolerance?

Bridging the racial and ethnic divide: How are Africa’s largest economies tackling the behemoths of intolerance?

2nd May 2017 Racism and racial discrimination remain unpalatable features of the South African experience. In 2016, a series of racial slurs exchanged on social... 

Is Nairobi’s governor right that the city ‘never had’ a development plan before him?

Is Nairobi’s governor right that the city ‘never had’ a development plan before him?

By: Africa Check     24th April 2017 Kenya’s capital Nairobi is often referred to as the “Green City in the Sun”. But residents say the city has lost some of its lustre, as service... 

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President Zuma’s track record: 7 claims about #progress fact-checked

President Zuma’s track record: 7 claims about #progress fact-checked

By: Africa Check     21st April 2017 The South African presidency took stock of government’s progress under President Jacob Zuma in celebration of his 75th birthday on 12 April. A... 

Zille shows us how to understand mining's legacy

Zille shows us how to understand mining's legacy 

18th April 2017 Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might... 

Deeper into the Morass

Deeper into the Morass

12th April 2017 Before we talk political economy, let's first go technical and unpack the S&P and Fitch downgrades. S&P has downgraded South Africa's foreign... 

Zille's tweets and mining's legacy

Zille's tweets and mining's legacy 

11th April 2017 Helen Zille’s supposedly controversial tweet about the ‘colonial legacy’ not being all bad was not a reference to the mining industry. But it might... 

Do dairy products increase your risk of cancer? The verdict is out

Do dairy products increase your risk of cancer? The verdict is out

By: Africa Check     11th April 2017 Dairy products such as milk, yoghurt and cheese “are bad for you”, stated a March article in the wellness section of a South African trade union’s... 

Kenya’s budget speech: Do claims about power, investment & roads add up?

Kenya’s budget speech: Do claims about power, investment & roads add up?

By: Africa Check     10th April 2017 As the keeper of Kenya’s public purse, cabinet secretary Henry Rotich explained to the National Assembly on 30 March how the hundreds of billions... 

Deeper into the morass

Deeper into the morass

10th April 2017 Before we talk political economy, let's first go technical and unpack the S&P and Fitch downgrades. (I would like to give recognition to Elna... 

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