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Stella set to retain her perks

Communication minister will keep Cabinet perks during her two months of special leave

Femicide takes its toll on children

They can develop post-traumatic stress syndrome and may blame themselves for their mother’s death

South African politicians resist Trump’s ‘falsehoods’ about South Africa

Deputy president David Mabuza says the US president’s comments are a ‘distortion’

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 SA.

Elections: Three final fact-checks of the ANC, DA and EFF’s claims

President Jacob Zuma, Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema pulled out all the stops in their parties' final rallies - but also stretched the truth.

Why South Africa’s unreliable rape ‘facts’ flourish

Kate Wilkinson looks at why wrong rape 'facts' flourish and why the police aren't helping to resolve the problem.

Pharma funding for TB research four times less than government funding

Available data shows significantly higher investment by public and philanthropic institutions in TB research than by the pharmaceutical industry.

Are 41% of South African college students HIV positive?

Africa Check dissects a report claiming that the HIV prevalence rate among students is nearly four times the national estimate.

Five African elections to watch in 2015

With elections scheduled for 15 sub-Saharan countries this year, an Africa Check factsheet looks to the polls for leadership in five volatile states.

Are 60% of SA’s sex workers HIV positive?

Previous studies to determine how many of South Africa's 150 000 sex workers are HIV positive have been limited in scope, says Africa Check.

What happened in Baga, Nigeria?

Africa Check looks at the facts and figures of what has been called the deadliest attack by Boko Haram in Baga, Nigeria.

2014: A turbulent year in SA politics

It's been a stormy year for SA politics. Africa Check looks back at dodgy data, political spin, false claims, bogus qualifications and conspiracies.

Has Jacob Zuma hurt the fight against Aids more than Thabo Mbeki?

Has President Jacob Zuma set back the fight against HIV and Aids more than his predecessor? Helen Zille believes so but the evidence shows otherwise.

Factsheet: South Africa’s official crime stats unpacked

On the day of release, the crime stats were at least six months out of date, meaning the current crime situation could be very different.

Do 40 000 whites own 80% of South Africa?

Land ownership in SA remains heavily skewed across racial lines 20 years after apartheid. But is 80% of it in the hands of 40 000 white families?

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