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    Does diplomatic immunity give Grace Mugabe a get-out-of-jail-free card?
    Does diplomatic immunity give Grace Mugabe a get-out-of-jail-free card?
    Zimbabwe’s first lady has landed herself in hot South African water following the alleged assault of a young model.
    ​Does SA’s private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?
    ​Does SA’s private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?
    At a press conference about South Africa’s National Health Insurance, the country’s health minister again said that private healthcare...
    Is public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane ‘a qualified advocate’?
    Is public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane ‘a qualified advocate’?
    The public protector is in hot water following her order that Parliament amend the Constitution to change the mandate of the South African...
    Do single people wind up dead sooner in South Africa?
    Do single people wind up dead sooner in South Africa?
    "Stay single, wind up dead” is a headline to file under clickbait if ever there was one. The TimesLive 
    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...