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South Africa has more than 800 ICU beds – but exactly how many is unclear

South Africa has more than 800 ICU beds – but exactly how many is unclear

By: Africa Check     9th April 2020 “We only have 800 ICU beds in the whole country,” reads a message shared on WhatsApp in South Africa. A user sent the message to Africa Check’s... 

A Tribute to Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu

A Tribute to Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu

6th April 2020 ( Solomon Kalushi Mahlangu (10 July 1956 – 6 April 1979) was a South African operative of the African National Congress (ANC) military wing,... 

Why it’s reckless to share information you haven't read, even if your intentions aren’t malicious

Why it’s reckless to share information you haven't read, even if your intentions aren’t malicious

6th April 2020 With Covid-19 cases increasing at an alarming rate it is crucial for global citizens to refrain from creating or sharing fake news regarding... 

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The Economics of Covid-19

The Economics of Covid-19

6th April 2020 The sudden onset of, and now the Covid-19 pandemic has laid bare the fissures that govern our world and the societies we live in.  It has, in one... 

PIC shenanigans show BEE’s fraudulent centre

PIC shenanigans show BEE’s fraudulent centre

31st March 2020 It cannot have escaped notice that the litany of corporate governance transgressions exposed in the recently released report of the Mpati... 

South African mayor incorrect about Covid-19 ‘vaccine’

South African mayor incorrect about Covid-19 ‘vaccine’

By: Africa Check     30th March 2020 South Africa went into lockdown on 27 March 2020, as the government tries to control the spread of the new coronavirus.  There are now more than... 

A Balanced Memory of Credo Mutwa Would Serve Posterity Better

A Balanced Memory of Credo Mutwa Would Serve Posterity Better

30th March 2020 When a great icon passes on, we often suffer from this toxic analytical dyslexia of not giving a balanced account of their memory because we want... 

The role of public broadcasting in the context of a global threat to humanity

The role of public broadcasting in the context of a global threat to humanity

29th March 2020 On Monday President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the national lockdown of 21 days to contain the spread of the novel coronavirus (Covid-19), during... 

Are 40% of South African women raped in their lifetime and only 8.6% of perpetrators jailed?

Are 40% of South African women raped in their lifetime and only 8.6% of perpetrators jailed?

By: Africa Check     26th March 2020 A newspaper advert from South African advocacy organisation Rape Crisis was shared on Twitter on 26 February 2020. The ad is printed across a... 

Opinion: War declared during peacetime

Opinion: War declared during peacetime

By: Donna Slater     24th March 2020 The outbreak of coronavirus in every continent (except Antarctica) has resulted in a war-time mobilisation of national assets and resources, as... 

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