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Is SA #1 in the world for death, Nigeria for scrabble players & Kenya for tea?

Is SA #1 in the world for death, Nigeria for scrabble players & Kenya for tea?

By: Africa Check     8th December 2016 After Africa Check published this report, Information is Beautiful changed its label for South Africa from "death" to "platinum". “Every country is... 

Madiba broke ranks when necessary

Madiba broke ranks when necessary

7th December 2016 Over the last few months, I have been thinking quite a bit about Nelson Mandela – ‘Madala’ as he and I called each other. My mind wonders along... 

The Politics of Spectacle – reflections on the 2016 student protests

The Politics of Spectacle – reflections on the 2016 student protests  

6th December 2016 This reflection builds on my earlier analysis of the #FeesMustFall protests and reflecting strategically on the challenges facing higher education... 

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A Tribute to Fidel Castro

A Tribute to Fidel Castro

28th November 2016 By Ahmed Kathrada On Saturday, the globe woke up to the news of the death of leader of the Cuban revolution, Fidel Castro. 

3,600 panties for 3,600 rapes per day in SA? Everything that’s wrong with this stat

3,600 panties for 3,600 rapes per day in SA? Everything that’s wrong with this stat

By: Africa Check     24th November 2016 An art installation called SA´s Dirty Laundry plans to string up 3,600 pairs of underwear in Johannesburg, South Africa, to draw attention to... 

Do fumes from cooking smoke kill 600 000 Africans yearly?

Do fumes from cooking smoke kill 600 000 Africans yearly?

By: Africa Check     24th November 2016 Indoor air pollution is a massive public health problem across the world. That is because three billion people are thought to cook and heat their... 

 Should SA execute its most violent criminals?

Should SA execute its most violent criminals?

22nd November 2016 The IRR has released a report on whether South Africa should reintroduce the death penalty. The report comes against a context of rising levels of... 

IRR says minimum wage will entrench structural unemployment

IRR says minimum wage will entrench structural unemployment

21st November 2016 The proposed new minimum wage of R3 500 per month will do little to improve the circumstances of existing workers, while further limiting access to... 

Fake-news alert: Male circumcision NOT linked to cancer of the penis

Fake-news alert: Male circumcision NOT linked to cancer of the penis

By: Africa Check     18th November 2016 The growing dangers of fake news are becoming clearer by the day. In South Africa, a fake news story claiming that male circumcision puts men at... 

The Business Government Relationship: What Has Gone Wrong?

The Business Government Relationship: What Has Gone Wrong?

16th November 2016 A dysfunctional relationship between business and government – both very far from being unified entities with coherent world views and policies –... 

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