Africa Check

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.


NGOs ask ConCourt to order that shops can sell baby clothes during lockdown

The organisations say lockdown regulations are unconstitutional because they do not protect the best interests of children

Slice of life: Recycling for our lives

This lockdown will hurt my family in the stomach. We will suffer for this whole period. I don’t even know what I will do when my wife gives birth in the next two weeks

Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders