[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] Can you trace someone using their phone’s IMEI number?
Africa Check looks at the claim by the Police Minister that the search for missing persons could be eased if people knew the IMEI number of their loved ones’ cellphones.
[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] No evidence for SA government’s ‘truly amazing’ house delivery rate
Africa Checks looks into Minister Lindiwe Sisulu's claim that government has built about 1,200 houses a day.
[FACT CHECK] Is 80% of Africa’s population without electricity?
Africa Check takes a closer look at the claim that the vast majority of Africa’s population been left in the dark.
[FACT CHECK] Does rooibos tea reduce stress hormones, helping you lose weight?
Africa Check asks if studies support this claim by the South African Rooibos Council.
[FACT CHECK] Is suicide the 3rd leading cause of death for those aged 15-24?
Africa Checks looks at the claim by a community newspaper that only car accidents and murder kill more young people than suicide in the country.
[ANALYSIS] Do 1.7 million people pay 80% of SA’s income tax?
Africa Check fact checks Afriforum’s claim that close to 80% of personal income tax is contributed by 1.7 million individuals.
[ANALYSIS] Why calculating a farm murder rate in SA is near impossible
Experts say that it’s almost impossible to accurately calculate farm murder rates. In a recent debate in Parliament, two different farm murder rates were shared.
[FACT CHECK] Zuma’s track record: 7 claims about #progress fact-checked
In a series of tweets, the South African Presidency presented governmental progress in celebration of President Jacob Zuma 75th birthday. Africa Check readers voted for these 7 claims to be fact-checked.
[FACT CHECK] How much do South Africans spend on data?
Africa Check probes a claim that South Africans spend almost 25% of their income on data.
[FACT CHECK] Is SA ‘feeding its people toxins’, as IFP alleges?
Calling for a probe into 'a possible crime against humanity', the IFP wants to halt the use of a weed-killer on major food crops. But do claims by the party about the widely used chemical glyphosate hold up?
[FACT CHECK] Videos supposedly showing ‘carnage of foreigners’ unlikely from SA
Two graphic, violent videos are being shared online as examples of xenophobic violence against foreigners in SA. However, online verification tools suggest their source lies elsewhere.
[FACT CHECK] Is IFP claim on toxic food correct?
The Inkatha Freedom Party wants to halt the use of a weed-killer on major food crops. But do claims by the party about the widely used chemical glyphosate hold up?
[FACT CHECK] No data shows that 800,000 Nigerians live in SA
As xenophobic violence rears its head again in SA, a widely quoted figure of how many Nigerians live in South Africa is completely unsupported.
[FACT CHECK] Claim that 13 mln migrants live in SA wildly incorrect
A political party leader’s incorrect claim that 13 million foreign-born migrants live in the country is in part based on a debunked claim.
[FACT CHECK] Video of car swept away in flood not from storm Dineo
In 30 sec clip, an SUV gets swept away by a strong current before crashing over an embankment.
[SPOT CHECK] No, storm Dineo is 'not expected to affect Gauteng'
Africa Check contacted the South African Weather Service about a "storm warning" message circulating on WhatsApp, claiming that the storm will hit Gauteng.