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Whether Jacob Zuma stays or goes, the empowerment challenge will remain

Whether Jacob Zuma stays or goes, the empowerment challenge will remain

4th April 2017 Whether President Jacob Zuma stays or goes in response to the public outcry over his firing of finance minister Pravin Gordhan is important for... 

Rating downgrade risks triggering a series of economic setbacks for South Africa

Rating downgrade risks triggering a series of economic setbacks for South Africa

4th April 2017 The IRR says the decision this evening by S&P Global Ratings to cut South Africa’s long term foreign currency sovereign credit rating to... 

No, SA government didn’t order power utility Eskom to lay off white workers

No, SA government didn’t order power utility Eskom to lay off white workers

By: Africa Check     3rd April 2017 Facebook users set the fake news flags waving when a 2015 news item resurfaced recently. The article from “conservative-headlines.com” was titled... 

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How many divisions does the Pope have?

How many divisions does the Pope have?

3rd April 2017 Last week’s cabinet reshuffle protected proven incompetence, punished excellence, weakened a key institution in society and undermined the... 

Nigerian girls’ plight: Claims about teen marriage & pregnancy fact-checked

Nigerian girls’ plight: Claims about teen marriage & pregnancy fact-checked

By: Africa Check     30th March 2017 A vocal Nigerian Islamic ruler told elites from the country’s northern region earlier this year to stop building mosques and rather channel... 

Gordhan recall may herald reshuffle, policy swings – IRR analysts

Gordhan recall may herald reshuffle, policy swings – IRR analysts

27th March 2017 This morning South Africa’s Presidency released a 38-word statement recalling the Minister of Finance from an international investment promotion... 

How many SA municipalities lose more than 37% of their water? We don’t know

How many SA municipalities lose more than 37% of their water? We don’t know

By: Africa Check     24th March 2017 In his 10th State of the Nation Address, President Jacob Zuma made a number of claims relating to the country’s water situation. Among those, the... 

Mining: staving off the jobs bloodbath

Mining: staving off the jobs bloodbath

24th March 2017 Gory imagery – such as ‘jobs bloodbath’ – has become common in descriptions of South Africa’s unemployment crisis, conveying not only the failure... 

Africa offers a point of cooperation for Xi and Trump

Africa offers a point of cooperation for Xi and Trump

22nd March 2017 Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump will meet for the first time at Trump’s opulent Mar-a-Lago golf resort in Florida in... 

Fact-checked: Kenyatta’s 2017 State of the Nation Address

Fact-checked: Kenyatta’s 2017 State of the Nation Address

By: Africa Check     20th March 2017 Up for re-election in August, Kenyan president Uhuru Kenyatta gave a sometimes impassioned defence of his record, pegging it against his 2013... 

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