[FACT CHECK] SA’s serial murder & rape ‘ranking’ not supported by data
A South African newspaper claimed that the country is ranked third after the US and Russia for serial murders and rapes… but the data’s not convincing.
[FACTSHEET] What do we know about wealth in South Africa?
In this factsheet, Africa Check explains the different ways in which wealth can be measured and also present available data sources.
[FACT CHECK] Zuma’s broken promise on Mpumalanga high court
A parked bulldozer and piles of sand awaited Africa Check when it went to verify whether President Jacob Zuma has kept his promise of a high court for Mpumalanga.
[FACT CHECK] Is cancer a white people’s disease in South Africa?
Africa Check takes a look at the common belief that cancer only happens to white people.
[COMMENT] Does AfriForum care about getting farm murder statistics right?
Africa Check’s Kate Wilkinson asks why a minority rights advocacy group has knowingly shared a flawed statistic on farm murders in South Africa.
[ANALYSIS] For all the billions, SAA bailout money not enough to buy Emirates
Africa Check calculates the hypothetical price tag of an airline more profitable than SAA.
#5facts: The sad extent of suicide in South Africa
Africa Check takes a closer look at five facts about suicide in South Africa.
[FACT CHECK] Video of minibus taxi swept away by flood not from #DurbanStorm
From what Africa Check could gather, the video has been posted before, and so cannot be of the Durban storm on 10 October 2017.
[FACT CHECK] Are most same-sex marriages in SA by Afrikaans speakers?
Africa Check takes a look at a claim by Wikipedia’s Afrikaans version that one language group in SA seemed to have leapt at the opportunity to enter into same-sex marriages.
[FACT CHECK] Do South African women earn 27% less than men?
Africa Check looks at a tweet by a car distributor that women in South Africa take home more than a quarter less than their male counterparts.
[FACT CHECK] Do only 14% of South Africans read books?
Africa Check investigates if the reading statistics are as dire as stated by Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga.
[FACT CHECK] Is heart disease SA’s leading cause of death?
Africa Check takes a closer look at accuracy of a tweet by a local health and wellness website.
[ANALYSIS] Black ownership on SA’s stock exchange – what we know
Africa Check unpacks black participation in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, which continues to be the topic of heated debate in South Africa.
[FACT CHECK] Do formal residents use 65% of Cape Town’s water?
Africa Check finds out if residents in formal housing are the biggest culprits as the City of Cape Town tries to conserve water.
[FACT CHECK] Can Grace Mugabe walk free because of diplomatic immunity?
This is not the first time the issue of diplomatic immunity has been raised because of Grace Mugabe’s actions.
[FACT SHEET] The state of South Africa’s prisons
Africa Check takes a look at South Africa’s prison sector and lists the biggest pressure points.
[FACT CHECK] Femicide in SA: 3 numbers on the murder of women
Africa Check takes a closer look at three figures on femicide mentioned by Arts and Culture Minister Nathi Mthethwa.
FACT SHEET: How many motions of no confidence has Zuma faced?
Africa Check takes a look at the various attempts to remove President Jacob Zuma from office.