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Political education is key to build the SA we all want

9th September 2021 With local government elections looming next month, political education is key to building a South Africa which serves all its citizens, especially... 

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Two claims by popular morning radio show host about depression in Kenya, checked

By: Africa Check     9th September 2021 A popular Kenyan radio show host castigated men for keeping their troubles to themselves, and women for not offering a listening ear to them.... 

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[TRIBUTE] MEC Nomsa Dube-Ncube remembers NFP leader Zanele kaMagwaza-Msibi

8th September 2021 I have written a formal letter to the leadership of the National Freedom Party and the family of my sister, a very reliable leader and  President... 

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Government urged to collaborate with civil society to rebuild

6th September 2021 While the shadow of the civil unrest in South Africa will impact the economy and business confidence for some time to come, what of the healing... 

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KZN: Our rogue province

3rd September 2021 The province of KwaZulu-Natal is a hotbed of political killings, and supplies assassins to the rest of the country, writes award-winning columnist... 

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Yes, Oyo state’s own funds grew as governor claimed – here’s why this matters for Nigeria

By: Africa Check     2nd September 2021 The governor of Oyo state in southwestern Nigeria recently defended his revenue record after a rival took aim at it. In June 2021, Bayo Adelabu, a... 

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No Kenneth Meshoe, police are allowed to shoot in self-defence, just like other South Africans

By: Africa Check     1st September 2021 South African police "are not even allowed to shoot when they are shot at”.  This claim was made by Kenneth Meshoe, Christian pastor, member of... 

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Vaccine Hesitancy

27th August 2021 From HIV/AIDS, apartheid and Covid-19, each generation has a fair share of non-believers, writes our award-winning columnist Bhekisisa Mncube Dear... 

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Half a million abortions in Kenya every year, despite ban? Yes – and decade-old estimate still relevant

By: Africa Check     25th August 2021 Radio celebrity Julius Owino, known as Maji Maji, recently made a startling claim to start off a discussion about abortion in Kenya.   “500 000... 

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Do 3 in 10 girls in South Africa miss school because they lack sanitary pads? Ghost stat widely cited

By: Africa Check     23rd August 2021 While discussing “period poverty” and its effect on schoolgirls, an article on the widely read South African website News24 offered an alarming... 

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