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21 January 2017
Opinion
 
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19 Jan 2017
 
 
Is male chauvinism to blame for nearly 80% of road deaths in SA?
AFRICA CHECK
Sunshine and matric results are synonymous with South Africa’s festive season – as is the country’s road death toll, sadly. Between the 1st and 19th of December, 845 people died on South African...
 
 
17 Jan 2017
 
President Xi Jinping: Don’t Blame Economic Globalization for the World’s Problems
WORLD ECONOMIC FORUM
Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a robust defence of globalisation to business, government and civil society leaders in the opening plenary session of the 47th World Economic Forum Annual...
 
 
 
 
"Eskom wrong about renewable energy costs"
OPINION
Eskom claims that renewable energy is causing a “net loss to the economy”, but if we look into the future and beyond vested interests, it is easy to see that renewable energy is now the cheapest...
 
 
13 Jan 2017
 
Zuma’s ANC birthday speech: 6 claims fact-checked
AFRICA CHECK
South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), celebrated its 105th-anniversary last week. President Jacob Zuma delivered the party’s January 8th address in Soweto’s Orlando...
 
 
10 Jan 2017
 
Nigeria has a great variety of butterflies – but not the world’s most species
AFRICA CHECK
Tourism enthusiasts like to boast about the ecological vibrancy of Nigeria. Its diverse habitats, rainforests, savannahs and flourishing flora and fauna are often brought up in conversation. One...
 
 
09 Jan 2017
 
Anti-vaccination blog revives debunked HPV story
AFRICA CHECK
The post on an anti-vaccination website was damning. The headline “Bill Gates uses 30,000 Indian girls as guinea pigs to test cancer vaccine” appeared on the Organic & Healthy blog in October last...
 
 
14 Dec 2016
 
 
 
Resetting South Africa’s Foreign Policy
OPINION
Nelson Mandela had a clear idea of what South Africa’s foreign policy should focus on. ‘Human rights,’ he wrote before taking power in 1994, ‘will be the light that guides our foreign affairs.’...
 
 
13 Dec 2016
 
Gambia’s Jammeh not the first president to concede defeat before official results
AFRICA CHECK
The chair of Gambia’s Independent Electoral Commission told journalists last week that it “hasn’t happened anywhere before” that a president concedes defeat before the results were announced. “It’s...
 
 
 
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