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    How the ACDP peddled unproven fact in its bid to tighten SA's abortion laws
    How the ACDP peddled unproven fact in its bid to tighten SA's abortion laws
    In 2017, the African Christian Democratic Party (ACDP) proposed a Bill that proposed restricting access to safe abortions in the country by,...
    Do 1 in 5 Nigerian adults really suffer from long-term depression?
    Do 1 in 5 Nigerian adults really suffer from long-term depression?
    In casting a spotlight on suicide in Nigeria, a national newspaper identified depression as a key factor.
    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...