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A Cuban model for South Africa's Hate Speech Bill

A Cuban model for South Africa's Hate Speech Bill

1st February 2017 Under the hate speech provisions in the Bill, any new equivalent of the Penny Sparrow comment comparing black beachgoers to monkeys could see its... 

Reality check: Are SA pupils the ‘most bullied’ in the world?

Reality check: Are SA pupils the ‘most bullied’ in the world?

By: Africa Check     31st January 2017 Marking the start of a departmental programme to promote safety in schools, the department of basic education minister, Angie Motshekga, received a... 

Outlook of the nuclear industry 2017 – ‘Moving into the next phase of the new build programme’

Outlook of the nuclear industry 2017 – ‘Moving into the next phase of the new build programme’

25th January 2017 2017 promises to be an exciting and eventful year for the nuclear industry. As an industry, we began the journey to the new build programme from as... 

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Do fewer than 20% of Nigerians have access to oral health care services?

Do fewer than 20% of Nigerians have access to oral health care services?

By: Africa Check     24th January 2017 Do fewer than 20% of Nigerians have access to oral health care services? The country’s health minister, Professor Isaac Adewole, claimed so at an... 

No, 70% of American foreign aid is not ‘stolen off the top’

No, 70% of American foreign aid is not ‘stolen off the top’

By: Africa Check     23rd January 2017 The United States spends about $50-billion on foreign aid, or about 1% of its entire federal budget. Much of it, whether in the form of... 

Is male chauvinism to blame for nearly 80% of road deaths in SA?

Is male chauvinism to blame for nearly 80% of road deaths in SA?

By: Africa Check     19th January 2017 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... 

President Xi Jinping: Don’t Blame Economic Globalization for the World’s Problems

President Xi Jinping: Don’t Blame Economic Globalization for the World’s Problems

17th January 2017 Chinese President Xi Jinping delivered a robust defence of globalisation to business, government and civil society leaders in the opening plenary... 

"Eskom wrong about renewable energy costs" 

17th January 2017 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... 

Zuma’s ANC birthday speech: 6 claims fact-checked

Zuma’s ANC birthday speech: 6 claims fact-checked

By: Africa Check     13th January 2017 South Africa’s ruling party, the African National Congress (ANC), celebrated its 105th-anniversary last week. President Jacob Zuma delivered the... 

Nigeria has a great variety of butterflies – but not the world’s most species

Nigeria has a great variety of butterflies – but not the world’s most species

By: Africa Check     10th January 2017 Tourism enthusiasts like to boast about the ecological vibrancy of Nigeria. Its diverse habitats, rainforests, savannahs and flourishing flora and... 

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