[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.
[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.