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Many Words, Little New

Many Words, Little New 

13th February 2017 Ignoring the shenanigans that delayed the State of the Nation speech for more than an hour and focusing on the content of the speech itself, it can... 

IPSOS POLLS South Africans disappointed by political leadership

IPSOS POLLS South Africans disappointed by political leadership

13th February 2017 South Africans appear disheartened by the country's political leadership, according to the latest eNCA / Ipsos Approval Ratings poll. The poll... 

Facts or alternative facts? Zuma’s 10th State of the Nation Address checked

Facts or alternative facts? Zuma’s 10th State of the Nation Address checked

By: Africa Check     13th February 2017 Amidst unprecedented security measures, South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma delivered his tenth State of the Nation Address on 9 February 2017. We... 

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Is the EFF correct that military officers ‘don’t belong’ by SA parliament’s door?

Is the EFF correct that military officers ‘don’t belong’ by SA parliament’s door?

By: Africa Check     10th February 2017 Before President Jacob Zuma finally started delivering his 2017 State of the Nation Address (SONA), speaker Baleka Mbete gestured towards two men... 

Do SA, Nigeria have fewer cardiologists for their populations than Senegal?

Do SA, Nigeria have fewer cardiologists for their populations than Senegal?

By: Africa Check     9th February 2017 During commemorations for World Heart Day last year, a leading Senegalese doctor said the West African country has more heart specialists per... 

Race relations in South Africa still sound, but fraying at the edges

Race relations in South Africa still sound, but fraying at the edges

7th February 2017 Despite the damaging vitriol so often found on social media, race relations in South Africa remain sound, says the IRR in a report released today.... 

South Africa has made significant gains in racial transformation

South Africa has made significant gains in racial transformation

6th February 2017 The IRR’s transformation audit, in its January issue of Fast Facts, reveals that racial transformation of the South African workplace, asset... 

Yes, Trump’s ‘Mexico City’ abortion policy puts global health money at risk

Yes, Trump’s ‘Mexico City’ abortion policy puts global health money at risk

By: Africa Check     3rd February 2017 Among the flurry of policies US President Donald Trump put in force in his first week was to reimpose a ban on taxpayer dollars going to overseas... 

Socioemotional Apartheid

Socioemotional Apartheid 

1st February 2017 In opposition to the smug claims of some South African thought leaders that unlike in other multiracial nations such as Brazil and my homeland... 

Is there 1 police officer serving every 390 Kenyans, as Kenyatta said?

Is there 1 police officer serving every 390 Kenyans, as Kenyatta said?

By: Africa Check     1st February 2017 Kenyan police and a soldier stand outside the Westgate Mall in Nairobi in September, 2013 as Kenyan and foreign forensics teams scoured the... 

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