FACT CHECK: The danger of owning a firearm in SA
Africa Check looks at the claim by a South African charity that you are “four times more likely to have your gun used against you” than be able to use it against your attacker.
FACT CHECK: Do 1 in 4 South African employees have depression?
Africa Check takes a closer look at the statistic published by a number of news outlets that one in four workers have been diagnosed with depression, usually attributing it to the South African Depression and Anxiety Group.
FACT CHECK: Do 8 professionals leave South Africa for every 1 that comes in?
Africa Check takes a look at the claim that for every one professional immigrating to South Africa, eight are leaving.
FACT CHECK: ‘Our land and jobs now!’ The EFF’s 2019 election manifesto
Africa Check looks at five claims by the EFF on land occupation, school dropout rates, unemployment, land redistribution and gender balance.
FACT CHECK: ‘A better life for all?’ The ANC’s 2019 election manifesto
Africa Check looks at the ANC’s five claims about school attendance, housing delivery, the minimum wage, spending on infrastructure and student aid.
FACT CHECK: ‘One South Africa for All!’ - The DA’s 2019 election manifesto
Africa Check looks at the DA's five claims about jobs, unemployment, health facilities and land reform in South Africa.
FACT CHECK: The long-running DA-ANC spat over City of Tshwane finances
Africa Check looks at the claim by DA leader Mmusi Maimane that in Tshwane, the DA inherited a deficit of over R1 billion from the ANC and turned it into a surplus in a year.
FACT CHECK: World Water Day: 10 facts – some surprising – about Africa’s water
How many people in the region don’t have safe water? Do Cape Town residents use it mainly for their pools and gardens? Do well-off Nairobians pay less for their water?
[FACT CHECK] No, the Chinese aren’t opening their own police stations in SA
A media statement and tweet from the South African police said the photos showed the opening of the new Chinese Community and Police Cooperation Centre in Newton Park, Port Elizabeth.
[FACT CHECK] What's the true number of undocumented migrants in SA?
Africa Check takes a look at the comments by Police Minister Bheki Cele about undocumented migrants in the country.
[FACT CHECK] Does 1 doctor in SA treat 4,000 patients in public care?
In July 2018, public data found an estimated yearly average of 1.75 doctors per 1,000 patients in the private sector between 2010 and 2014.
[FACT CHECK] Do 10 Nigerians die from cancer every hour?
In a story about a cancer screening event, a reporter in _ThisDay_ newspaper claimed that “at least 10 Nigerians die from cancer every hour”.
[FACT CHECK] Are 57% of SA kids raised without fathers?
Africa Check takes a closer look at a claim by a washing powder brand that 57% of South African kids are raised without fathers.
[FACT CHECK] Did the DA-led WC create ‘75% of all jobs’ in SA last year?
The DA took to Twitter recently to boast about a staggering figure of job creation, Africa Check looked at the data.
[FACT CHECK] Do 200,000 abortions take place in SA each year?
Africa Check looks at the claim by MP Cheryllyn Dudley that there are 200,000 abortions a year in South Africa, and many of these are “repeat” abortions.
[FACT CHECK] Does SA invest three times more in education than Kenya?
Africa Check takes a look at the claim by a member of the ruling party in Parliament that SA spends three times more than Kenya on education.
[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.