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What’s that stench? Investigating two claims about air pollution in South Africa

By: Africa Check     Updated 4 hours ago Residents of Johannesburg have long complained of a “foul smell” in the air, similar to “sulphur or rotting eggs”. In June 2022, the stench... 

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Zondo – Some results are already in

4th July 2022 A young friend expressed her dismay about what she had seen and read in the media since the release of the final Zondo Commission report. With the... 

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Parliamentary Committee to consider reforming the criminal justice system to deal with serious corruption

1st July 2022 “As long ago as 2011, our highest court set the parameters for corruption busting in terms that bind the state. The Zuma administration had no... 

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Checking three claims about Nigeria's ever-controversial fuel subsidy

By: Africa Check     29th June 2022 Nigeria’s petrol subsidy is feverishly debated, with the government caught between economic realities and political concerns.   The country is... 

Head of the Centre for Development and Enterprise Ann Bernstein

Can SA really afford a basic income grant? The short answer is no

22nd June 2022 While superficially appealing, it would significantly undermine the quest for faster growth and more jobs SA is in the throes of a serious debate... 

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Our constitutional democracy is far too valuable to be led by spies and conspiracy theorists and factionalists

20th June 2022 So, there is certainly no doubt that the recently published reports on the Phala Phala Farm scandal of the president have not only thrown the... 

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South Africa ‘most dangerous country in the world to drive in’? Testing widely reported claim by driver education company

By: Africa Check     15th June 2022 Buckle up, South African TV channel eNCA told viewers in May 2022 as it reported a troubling statistic. “South Africa is the most dangerous country... 

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Comair downed by competition, but no such pressure on Transnet

14th June 2022 Two events last week affecting our transport logistics framework shine a harsh light on the differences between a largely liberalised market and... 

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Nigeria elections 2023: As president Muhammadu Buhari nears exit, has he kept his promises? We tracked 20 of them

By: Africa Check     14th June 2022 Nigeria’s election season is in full swing, with the main parties having nominated their flagbearers across the different levels of government.... 

Centre for Development and Enterprise head Ann Bernstein

Magical thinking about the BIG question does more harm than good

13th June 2022 Aspectre haunts SA’s public finances: a large new spending commitment in the form of a basic income grant (BIG). SA’s social safety net is... 

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