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Kate Wilkinson

Kate Wilkinson

    Data does not support the claim that 1 in 10 African girls miss school because of menstruation
    Data does not support the claim that 1 in 10 African girls miss school because of menstruation
    We know for sure that 7 million South African girls don’t miss school every month due to a lack of sanitary pads. Our...
    Why South Africa's unreliable rape 'facts' flourish
    Why South Africa's unreliable rape 'facts' flourish
    South Africa is the “rape...
    Did 34% of households have access to electricity in 1994?
    Did 34% of households have access to electricity in 1994?
    As the lights flicker on and off in South Africa, government has come under increasing pressure to resolve and account for the "electricity...
    Do five million immigrants live in SA?
    Do five million immigrants live in SA?
    How many immigrants live in South Africa? The numbers used in news reports written in the wake of the recent series of brutal attacks on foreigners...
    ANALYSIS: Are foreign nationals stealing jobs in South Africa?
    ANALYSIS: Are foreign nationals stealing jobs in South Africa?
    Note: This article was originally published on 8 February 2015. We have republished it now following the recent outbreak of xenophobic attacks...
    Checked: 80% of South African schools indeed 'dysfunctional'
    Checked: 80% of South African schools indeed 'dysfunctional'
    South Africa's "dysfunctional" educational system is one of seven ways in which the country's government "abuses black people".
    Does South Africa face an electricity grid collapse?
    Does South Africa face an electricity grid collapse?
    South Africa is facing its worst power crisis since 2008. As the country’s struggling power utility, Eskom, battles to cope with demand for...
    Are there 70-million people in South Africa?
    Are there 70-million people in South Africa?
    How many people are there in South Africa? The country’s
    Is a child raped every three minutes in South Africa?
    Is a child raped every three minutes in South Africa?
    This recurring claim has been repeated at least three times in the past month – at a high-level international crime conference in Cape Town, in...
    Has Jacob Zuma hurt the fight against Aids more than Thabo Mbeki?
    Has Jacob Zuma hurt the fight against Aids more than Thabo Mbeki?
    Has President Jacob Zuma done more damage to the fight against HIV and Aids than his predecessor, Thabo Mbeki? Helen Zille, premier of the...
    How much does SA's Cabinet really cost?
    How much does SA's Cabinet really cost?
    When President Jacob Zuma announced his new Cabinet in May...
    DA claims about Nhleko's 'slim CV' disputed
    DA claims about Nhleko's 'slim CV' disputed
    Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has a master's degree from Leeds Metropolitan University in the United Kingdom, contradicting a claim by a Democratic...