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As Kenyan president Ruto racks up the air miles, we fact-checked his talking points on taxes and education funding

By: Africa Check     11th April 2024 Kenyan president William Ruto has been visiting foreign capitals with a message to his compatriots abroad to invest at home. Ruto’s extensive... 

Institute of Race Relations

Cut VAT, trim the state and help the poor

11th April 2024 Few things undermine economic growth as profoundly as excessive taxation and ineffective government spending. This is a palpable reality in South... 

Political and trend analyst JP Landman

The new kid on the block

10th April 2024 The party with most media coverage is, of course, Mr Zuma’s uMkhonto weSizwe (MK) Party. Mr Zuma was the number 1 candidate on that party’s list,... 

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CDE executive director Ann Bernstein

Governing party’s election jobs promise stunningly inadequate

8th April 2024 The ruling party is promising 3.5-million “work opportunities” in its election manifesto – primarily government funded jobs consisting of... 

Africa Check

Has Lagos governor made the city one of the world's most liveable? Five claims about Nigeria's business capital fact-checked

By: Africa Check     8th April 2024 Lagos governor Babajide Sanwo-Olu discussed the challenges of governing the state while defending his record since assuming office in 2019.... 

Africa Check

#ManifestoCheck: Verifying 9 claims from the Democratic Alliance’s ‘Rescue Plan for South Africa’

By: Africa Check     28th March 2024 South Africa’s main opposition party, the Democratic Alliance (DA), launched its election manifesto on 17 February 2024. According to party leader... 

Africa Check

Unicef Kenya head tabled stats on child poverty, health and the economy - but do her figures add up?

By: Africa Check     14th March 2024 As the Kenyan government prepares its budget for the new fiscal year starting in July, Unicef, the United Nation's children's agency, has called... 

Africa Check

Fact-checking EFF party leader Julius Malema's manifesto launch speech: 'Nothing has changed since 1994'

By: Africa Check     13th March 2024 The Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF), the second largest opposition party in South Africa, launched its election manifesto on 10 February 2024. We... 

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Rebooting South African Foreign Policy and International Relations: Trade, Development, and the Economy

13th March 2024 In reflecting on 30 Years of Democracy in South Africa, international relations and South African foreign policy through trade, development, and... 

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Necessary Reforms That Can Transform South Africa

13th March 2024 Debate about essential reforms to transform South Africa have emerged at the centre of discussion at Defend our Democracy’s interactive webinar... 

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