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Electricity – ‘Green is the New Gold’

3rd August 2022 Before we go any further, let’s deal with load-shedding. It will still be with us until the end of 2024. There is no short-term fix for Eskom, it... 

Africa Check

Jury still out on how much South Africa loses to corruption every day

By: Africa Check     3rd August 2022 “Over R800-million per day is lost to corruption, nationally,” claims a June 2022 tweet posted by South Africa’s Democratic Alliance (DA)... 

Africa Check

From no-shows to walk-outs: Fact-checking Kenya’s presidential candidates debate

By: Africa Check     29th July 2022 Only two of Kenya’s four presidential candidates faced debate moderators, with only days to the country’s much-anticipated 9 August general... 

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Accountability Now

Exacting accountability for State Capture in South Africa

29th July 2022 As South Africa digests the latest instalment in the State Capture report, President Cyril Ramaphosa’s failure to address corruption at various... 

Africa Check

Battle of the deputies: Fact-checking claims from Kenya’s presidential running mate debates

By: Africa Check     26th July 2022 Ahead of the 9 August general election, Kenya’s four running mates took to the lecterns to promote their agendas in nationally televised debates.... 

ACTIVATE! Change Drivers

Youth Hubs will create grassroots change in communities

25th July 2022 ACTIVATE! Change Drivers recently hosted its youth hub leaders in a three-day training workshop in Johannesburg, to strengthen their capacity to... 

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"Without revolutionary theory there can be no revolutionary movement"

15th July 2022 If you cut apart and examine the structure of this assertion (study the particularity) it’s very serious. WHAT IS THEORY? It’s a systematised... 

Africa Check

How much schooling time did South Africa’s kids lose to Covid? Probably a year

By: Africa Check     15th July 2022 The Covid pandemic affected nearly all aspects of life in South Africa, including education. In March 2020, shortly before the country first went... 

New South Africa as a world-system: Black areas like a swarm of bees protect Queen, the white settlement

New South Africa as a world-system: Black areas like a swarm of bees protect Queen, the white settlement

14th July 2022 Each day that passes indicates that South Africa has a fragile political system that lacks ‘shock absorbers’ to contain and withstand problems that... 

Africa Check

#OsunDecides2022: Did debating governor hopefuls in Nigerian state get their facts right?

By: Africa Check     13th July 2022 Osun state voters will in a few days elect a governor, picking from a slate of 15 candidates. The state is in southwest Nigeria and has a... 

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