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South African politicians resist Trump’s ‘falsehoods’ about South Africa
South African politicians resist Trump’s ‘falsehoods’ about South Africa
Deputy President David Mabuza has accused US President Donald Trump of spreading misinformation about South Africa’s land reform policies, but...
Is South Africa home to more than a million asylum-seekers? The numbers don’t add up
Is South Africa home to more than a million asylum-seekers? The numbers don’t add up
A recent report published by the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees claims that there are more than a million asylum seekers in...
Elections: Three final fact-checks of the ANC, DA and EFF's claims
Elections: Three final fact-checks of the ANC, DA and EFF's claims
South Africans go to the polls tomorrow to elect new local governments. The country's three main parties held rallies at the weekend in a final...
Why South Africa's unreliable rape 'facts' flourish
Why South Africa's unreliable rape 'facts' flourish
South Africa is the “rape...
Pharma funding for TB research four times less than government funding
Pharma funding for TB research four times less than government funding
Responsible for up to 1.5 million deaths a year, tuberculosis (TB) remains the world's leading cause of death alongside HIV. Yet private sector...
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%?
Five African elections to watch in 2015
Five African elections to watch in 2015
Voters will cast their ballots in 15 sub-Saharan African states in 2015. In addition to presidential polls held in 
Are 60% of SA's sex workers HIV positive?
Are 60% of SA's sex workers HIV positive?
The claim, which has been widely reported in recent weeks, stems from a press conference earlier this month in which 
What happened in Baga, Nigeria?
What happened in Baga, Nigeria?
Accounts of Boko Haram attacks on the remote northern Nigerian towns of
2014: A turbulent year in SA politics
2014: A turbulent year in SA politics
Over the past twelve months, Africa Check has fact-checked the accuracy of a wide range of claims made...
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...
Factsheet: South Africa's official crime stats unpacked
Factsheet: South Africa's official crime stats unpacked
The official crime statistics report was released by the South African Police Service (SAPS) on Friday for the period April 2013 to March...

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