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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

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

The financial decisions made during your life journey, and their impact on your retirement outcome

The longer you save towards retirement the larger your retirement savings are expected to be due to the effect of compounding interest

In conversation with SA Reserve Bank Governer, Lesetja Kganyago

'Make interest rates zero and inflation goes up and then people save less – we need savings to fund investment in this country'

Secure your business from cyber threats

Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

Mental Health

During the pandemic there's been a dramatic increase in depression, anxiety and suicides, according to some of the surveys done

Expert financial advice still recommended – especially in uncertain times

A financial advisor is an expert who will help you to protect your wealth and make a realistic plan when unexpected events threaten your wellbeing

What is a virtual card, and how does it work?

A virtual card lets you pay online without ever having to take your card from your wallet or exposing your actual account information

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