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Empathise, dammit! [[[or damn it!]]]

Empathise, dammit! [[[or damn it!]]] 

17th March 2017 Much has been written about the incomprehension of the liberal-left over their countrymen's support of Donald Trump. They have been accused of... 

Government Incentives – Paying it Forward

Government Incentives – Paying it Forward

By: Sane Dhlamini     16th March 2017 Growth, Growth, & More Growth! South Africa’s current economic growth is sluggish.  The Medium Term Budget Speech in 2016 cited a required increase... 

No, there is no ‘miracle recipe’ that cures diabetes

No, there is no ‘miracle recipe’ that cures diabetes

By: Sane Dhlamini     15th March 2017 A Philippine doctor claims to have discovered a recipe – consisting of sweet peppers, eggs and sea salt – that eliminates diabetes “in five... 

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Turning tide against cross-border crime

Turning tide against cross-border crime

15th March 2017 Yesterday, the President of the Republic, His Excellency Jacob Zuma visited Umhlabuyalingana Local Municipality as part of efforts aimed at... 

Did Uganda receive more refugees daily in 2016 than many European nations did the whole year?

Did Uganda receive more refugees daily in 2016 than many European nations did the whole year?

By: Africa Check     8th March 2017 Widely hailed as having one of the world’s most welcoming refugee policies, Uganda is nevertheless buckling to provide for an influx of South... 

Is it so bad in Nigeria’s north-east that almost all children under 5 have died?

Is it so bad in Nigeria’s north-east that almost all children under 5 have died?

By: Africa Check     28th February 2017 The terror group Boko Haram has put Nigeria on the world map for the wrong reasons. The group’s atrocities range from the abduction of 200 school... 

Is South Africa ‘feeding its people toxins’, as the IFP alleges?

Is South Africa ‘feeding its people toxins’, as the IFP alleges?

By: Africa Check     27th February 2017 “Why is South Africa poisoning its people?” asked Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi, the leader of the Inkatha Freedom Party (IFP), in a statement... 

Afrikaans schools produced 16% of SA’s maths distinctions – not 88%

Afrikaans schools produced 16% of SA’s maths distinctions – not 88% 

By: Africa Check     23rd February 2017 Afrikaans schools produce almost all of South Africa’s mathematics distinctions, according to author and Afrikaner activist, Dan Roodt. “88% of... 

No data shows that 800 000 Nigerians live in South Africa

No data shows that 800 000 Nigerians live in South Africa 

By: Africa Check     22nd February 2017 Xenophobic unrest has flared up in parts of South Africa once again, with incidents of looting and violence reported in Johannesburg and Pretoria.... 

Correct? Nigeria’s Kogi state had no working fire engine when I took over – governor

Correct? Nigeria’s Kogi state had no working fire engine when I took over – governor

By: Africa Check     20th February 2017 During a meeting with Nigeria’s top firefighting official, the governor of Kogi state said that before he took office in January 2016, the... 

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