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19th January 2021 The African National Congress Youth League (ANCYL) in Tshwane, South Africa, came under fire in the second week of January 2021 for sharing false... →
4th January 2021 Police crime statistics provide only limited insight into the nature of crime and violence. This is not a uniquely South African problem. The same... →
‘Almost 100%’ of restaurant workers in South Africa are foreign? Official data disproves finance minister Mboweni’s claim
7th December 2020 In April 2020 South African finance minister Tito Mboweni made a startling claim about the number of foreigners working in South Africa’s... →
3rd December 2020 “I was watching CNN news today and they said that the matric class of 2020 will rewrite all their exams in January due to the Leaking of papers... →
20th November 2020 Herman Mashaba, former mayor of South Africa’s largest city, Johannesburg, caused a social media stir in November 2020 when he tweeted that there... →
20th November 2020 Complaining about potholes is a local pastime for Johannesburg residents. Hop onto Twitter, for example, and you’ll find photos of pockmarked roads... →
17th November 2020 In November 2020 Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta reported on the state of the nation, nearly one and a half years since the last such address. The... →
13th November 2020 Nigeria saw major protests over police brutality and weak governance in October 2020, with young people demanding reforms. During and after the... →
13th November 2020 Kenya was one of a clutch of African countries whose 2020 economic growth could “remain positive” even as it slowed substantially, the World Bank... →