FACT CHECK: Mzwandile Masina incorrect about COVID-19 ‘vaccine’
In his 18 March state of the city address, the City of Ekurhuleni’s executive mayor, Mzwandile Masina proposed using the municipality’s emergency funds “to procure the vaccine Inferon B from Cuba”.
FACT CHECK: Chloroquine tested as treatment for COVID-19 – but is not a cure
Africa Check takes a look at the claims circulating that chloroquine is an “antidote” to Covid-19.
ANALYSIS: Coronavirus in Africa – to mask or not to mask, that is the question
With face masks flying off global shelves due to panic buying, should you also strain every sinew to get one? Africa Check takes a look at what the science says.
No, garlic doesn’t cure coronavirus. Get Covid-19 facts only from experts
The World Health Organisation says there isn’t a vaccine, drug or treatment for Covid-19 at the moment. But that hasn’t stopped the claim from being shared on social media.
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: 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.