FACT CHECK: President Ramaphosa’s claims about progress in SA since 1994
Africa Check takes a closer look at five claims made by President Cyril Ramaphosa about South African government achievements since 1994.
FACT CHECK: Does Soweto owe Eskom R18 billion in unpaid electricity?
Soweto is accused of a culture of not paying for public services that is rooted in resistance to apartheid. Africa Check unpacks whether the township’s residents today owe South African power utility Eskom R18 billion?
FACT CHECK: Do nearly half of all child deaths in Africa stem from hunger?
Africa Check takes a closer look at the claim from African Child Policy Forum that nearly half of all child deaths in Africa stem from hunger.
[FACT CHECK] Are fewer than 6,000 babies born with HIV every year in SA?
President Jacob Zuma highlighted the success of his administration’s HIV policies in parliament recently. Does official data back up his claim that fewer than 6,000 babies are born HIV+ every year?
[FACT CHECK] Unpacking levels of child sexual abuse in SA
Africa Checks looks at the claim by an SA activist that a quarter of girls and 17% of boys would be sexually abused before their 18th birthday.
[FACT CHECK] Is Africa’s entire GDP equal to that of France?
Africa Check scrutinises Barack Obama’s statement that all of Africa produces about as much as France.
[FACT CHECK] Does a child go missing every 5 hours in SA?
Africa Check takes a look at the much-circulated claim that a child goes missing every 5 hours in SA.
FACT CHECK: Mantashes no-fee school claim
Africa Check takes a look at Gwede Mantashes claim that 87% of SA students are in no-fee schools.
FACT CHECK: Reports 77% of Wits students voted for campus to reopen incorrect
The poll was audited by auditing firm SizweNtsalubaGobodo.
FACT CHECK: Is SA one of the 30 driest countries on Earth?
Africa Check takes a closer look at this claim by the Department of Water and Sanitation.
FACT CHECK: Have new HIV infections dropped in ‘any meaningful way’?
Is it true that the number of people becoming newly infected with HIV has not dropped much in recent years?
ANALYSIS: Genocide Watch thin on transparency and methodology
Africa Check takes a look at Genocide Watch which places SA on stage six of its ‘Ten Stages of Genocide’.
FACT CHECK: Is SA home to more than a million asylum-seekers?
Africa Check clarifies if SA is home to the highest number of unresolved asylum cases in the world.
FACT CHECK: Do 7 million SA girls miss school every month due to lack of sanitary pads?
Africa Check says it’s inaccurate that 7 million girls in SA miss school every month because of periods.
#Election2016: 3 final ANC, DA and EFF fact checks
Africa Check unpacks the claims by the ANC, DA and EFF at the final election rallies at the weekend.
FACT CHECK: A roundup of fake Aids ‘cures’
Fake Aids ‘cures’ have long been the bane of activists fighting for access to treatment.
FACT CHECK: Does CT spend 67% of its budget on the poor?
Africa Check examines the DA claim that the City of Cape Town spends 67% of its budget in poor communities.
FACT CHECK: Why are young SA girls more susceptible to HIV infection than boys?
Sex with older men is thought to play a role in the difference in HIV infections across gender.