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Kenya’s 2019 budget speech: do finance minister’s numbers add up?

Kenya’s 2019 budget speech: do finance minister’s numbers add up?

By: Africa Check     18th June 2019 On 13 June 2019 Kenya’s finance minister Henry Rotich announced his budget for the 2019/20 financial year, which starts on 1 July. Rotich said the... 

Does Kenya have one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world?

Does Kenya have one of the worst maternal mortality rates in the world?

By: Africa Check     13th June 2019 A British charity’s recent appeal for donations said the death rates of mothers and young children in Kenya were very high, giving statistics to... 

Faction fights on three fronts

Faction fights on three fronts

12th June 2019 Last week’s conflagration on the SA Reserve Bank’s mandate threw into sharp relief the faction fights in the ANC.  Currently they are being fought... 

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Stumbling Blocks And Power Blocs Call For Cool Heads

Stumbling Blocks And Power Blocs Call For Cool Heads

11th June 2019 One can almost feel the despair of the South African population. Among the reasons for this are an unprecedented increase in the spate of farm... 

Are nearly 80% of Kenya’s farmers smallholders? No data shows this

Are nearly 80% of Kenya’s farmers smallholders? No data shows this

By: Africa Check     6th June 2019 Household budgets can be a tight balancing act in Kenya, with unpredictable weather playing ping-pong with food prices. The government’s budgets... 

Surveillance Law Under Spotlight – The Long-awaited Constitutional Challenge To Rica

Surveillance Law Under Spotlight – The Long-awaited Constitutional Challenge To Rica

4th June 2019 Today, 4 June 2019, the Pretoria High Court is hearing a critical and long-awaited constitutional challenge to the Regulation of Interception of... 

Cadbury South Africa’s 3.7-million orphans claim based on old data

Cadbury South Africa’s 3.7-million orphans claim based on old data

By: Africa Check     4th June 2019 A paper plane is the “closest thing to a toy” South African orphans may ever have, according to a May 2019 marketing campaign by chocolate company... 

A tribute to Paul Joseph

A tribute to Paul Joseph

3rd June 2019 For Comrade Paul Joseph, and the entire Joseph family.   

Quick read: South Africa’s 2019 election in numbers

Quick read: South Africa’s 2019 election in numbers

By: Africa Check     28th May 2019 In May 2019 South Africa held its sixth democratic election. Millions queued to make their mark on a longer than usual ballot paper. The dust is... 

Do eight professionals leave South Africa for every one that comes in?

Do eight professionals leave South Africa for every one that comes in?

By: Africa Check     27th May 2019 In an April 2019 episode of the Money Show on talk radio 702, host Bruce Whitfield explored why South Africa’s economy was “in trouble”. “Brain... 

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