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    Fake news alert: Medical male circumcision not linked to penile cancer
    Fake news alert: Medical male circumcision not linked to penile cancer
    The growing dangers of fake...
    Fact Check: Are South Africans the 8th highest sugar consumers in the world?
    Fact Check: Are South Africans the 8th highest sugar consumers in the world?
    The South African government has decided to tax sugar-sweetened...
    Fact Check: No, SA does not weigh in as the world’s 3rd most obese nation
    Fact Check: No, SA does not weigh in as the world’s 3rd most obese nation
    Highlighting politician Julius Malema’s behaviour as worth emulating - his eating habits, that is - a member of the South African food lab's...
    Why crime rates are more useful than absolute numbers in tracking changes over time
    Why crime rates are more useful than absolute numbers in tracking changes over time
    The South African Police Service (SAPS) released their statistics on 
    Do 60% of South African workers earn less than R5 000 per month?
    Do 60% of South African workers earn less than R5 000 per month?
    Calling on “big business” to take discussions on a national minimum wage seriously, the Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) last...
    Did Zuma get his Sona facts straight?
    Did Zuma get his Sona facts straight?
    South African President Jacob Zuma delivered his ninth State of the Nation address on 11 February. Africa Check investigated a number of claims he...
    Are 41% of South African college students HIV positive?
    Are 41% of South African college students HIV positive?
    Has the HIV prevalence rate among college students in South Africa really risen as high as 41%?
    Is SA the world's third-best solar location?
    Is SA the world's third-best solar location?
    If even dim-witted cartoon character Homer Simpson thinks it’s a bad idea for South Africa to build another nuclear power station – when the...
    Crisis? What crisis? Africa Check tests Free State health claims
    Crisis? What crisis? Africa Check tests Free State health claims
    When doctors working in Free State government hospitals went public with a damning whistle-blower’s account in February, the provincial government’s spokesperson, Mondli Mvambi, responded by saying that the health system was “not collapsing”....
    Has President Jacob Zuma's government done 'a good job'?
    Has President Jacob Zuma's government done 'a good job'?
    President Jacob Zuma's government has done "a good job of stabilising the economy and investing in infrastructure to propel the economy into the next...
    2014 in review: Ebola, Boko Haram, elections and dodgy data
    2014 in review: Ebola, Boko Haram, elections and dodgy data
    Can salt water or nano-silver cure Ebola? How many schoolgirls did Boko Haram kidnap from Chibok? And did militants in northern Nigeria really...
    2014: A turbulent year in SA politics
    2014: A turbulent year in SA politics
    Over the past twelve months, Africa Check has fact-checked the accuracy of a wide range of claims made...