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How the ACDP peddled unproven fact in its bid to tighten SA’s abortion laws

The party cannot substantiate claims it made before Parliament in March, finds Africa Check.

Do 1 in 5 Nigerian adults really suffer from long-term depression?

Why the World Bank may have peddled some dodgy facts about this mental health condition.

Seven things you should know about this country’s largest Lassa fever outbreak

Nigeria's latest and largest epidemic has claimed almost 100 lives. Find out more about the virus.

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?

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's long-touted claim may be misleading, reports Africa Check.

Is public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane ‘a qualified advocate’?

Questions have been raised as her name isn’t on the roll of advocates kept by the department of justice and updated monthly.

Do single people wind up dead sooner in South Africa?

A recent article suggested that single South Africans can live longer by getting married, based on Statistics SA mortality data.

Fake news alert: Medical male circumcision not linked to penile cancer

Africa Check debunks a bogus news story spreading myths about medical male circumcision after Bhekisisa sounds the alarm.

Fact Check: Are South Africans the 8th highest sugar consumers in the world?

The size of South Africa's super-sized sweet tooth may be over-stated

Fact Check: No, SA does not weigh in as the world’s 3rd most obese nation

Africa Check digs into the data to reveal the surprising truth behind the widely cited statistic

Why crime rates are more useful than absolute numbers in tracking changes over time

Many crimes in SA go unreported, while some only come to the attention of police through actions such as roadblocks and searches.

Do 60% of South African workers earn less than R5 000 per month?

The Congress of South African Trade Unions (Cosatu) claimed that 60% of SA workers earn R5 000 a month or less. Is the ANC alliance partner right?

Press Releases

Debt management amid Covid-19 and beyond

This webinar on Debt Management, sponsored by Debt Rescue, had its experts share a practical approach to debt management amid this crisis and beyond

NSTF-South32 Awards

All of the awards are made for outstanding contributions to science, engineering, technology and innovation in South Africa

The benefits of being a GEMS member

The scheme offers comprehensive and affordable healthcare options to all public service employees and greater access to better healthcare

The evolution of South Africa’s savings culture

A common misconception is that you need a lot of money to start saving, but this is simply not true – you can start with R50

Tobacco producers welcome new research confirming that cigarette ban has failed

Every day that goes by shows the importance of getting rid of this ban and going back to producing and selling cigarettes as we were before

Cost increases sharing of cigarettes

Many people are questioning whether the ban on tobacco in South Africa is not in fact having the opposite effect of that intended

How to tell if you have a hidden contact centre in your business

The important thing to remember is that a contact centre is defined less by the physical space it occupies and more by the customer experience it delivers

Accessing health and justice in a time of Covid-19

The similarities between the HIV epidemic and the Covid-19 pandemic are hard to ignore – the most obvious is the level of premature deaths caused by both

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