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No future for Africa without planning – urban planning that is

No future for Africa without planning – urban planning that is

29th June 2017 Groaning under the weight of unplanned growth, African cities struggle to be habitable. Taking urban planning seriously will become vitally... 

Radical Economic Transformation has its roots in the Freedom Charter

Radical Economic Transformation has its roots in the Freedom Charter

27th June 2017 This piece by Cyril Ramaphosa was first published on ANC Today The ANC’s programme of radical economic transformation has its roots in the Freedom... 

98% of South African Airways’ spending didn’t go to white-owned companies

98% of South African Airways’ spending didn’t go to white-owned companies

By: Africa Check     27th June 2017 South Africa’s police minister has accused South African Airways (SAA), the country’s national airline, of being guilty of a “despicable crime... 

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Are 30 of Nigeria’s 36 states behind on pension payouts?

Are 30 of Nigeria’s 36 states behind on pension payouts?

By: Africa Check     26th June 2017 For ensuring the welfare of pensioners in their states, the Nigerian Union of Pensioners presented 6 governors with excellence awards at the end of... 

The Revolutionary Mining Charter is irrational and divisive

The Revolutionary Mining Charter is irrational and divisive 

23rd June 2017 On June 15, 2017, the Mineral Resources Minister announced to South Africa and the whole world the birth of the Reviewed Broad-Based Economic... 

WHO figure wrong: 11% of births in sub-Saharan Africa to teen mothers – not 50%

WHO figure wrong: 11% of births in sub-Saharan Africa to teen mothers – not 50%

By: Africa Check     22nd June 2017 The World Health Organization has withdrawn the claim from their French website as a result of this fact-check. “The 50% is definitely wrong, and... 

Have black peoples’ lives improved after apartheid?

Have black peoples’ lives improved after apartheid? 

20th June 2017 When South Africa transitioned into democracy in 1994, socio-economic conditions were disheartening, especially amongst Blacks. Nelson Mandela’s... 

Are fewer than 6 000 babies born HIV+ every year in SA, as Zuma said?

Are fewer than 6 000 babies born HIV+ every year in SA, as Zuma said?

By: Africa Check     15th June 2017 South Africa is respected for its achievements in fighting HIV and AIDS since he took office, President Jacob Zuma told parliamentarians recently.... 

SA minister got it wrong on Africa’s population growth

SA minister got it wrong on Africa’s population growth

By: Africa Check     13th June 2017 Minister in the presidency for planning, monitoring and evaluation, Jeff Radebe, made a bold claim about Africa’s population growth at South... 

No growth and no-go leaders

No growth and no-go leaders

12th June 2017 The political-economic scene is dominated by poor growth numbers; the Zille and Zuma conflict in the DA and ANC respectively; two reports on state... 

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