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Human Rights Still Matter in South Africa

22nd March 2022 South Africa is facing several crossroads on multiple fronts. One of these crossroads is human rights and how ordinary citizens, including... 

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Investors don't care about politicians' platitudes if basic services are failing

18th March 2022 Last week the Chris Hani Baragwanath Academic Hospital, the largest in the southern hemisphere, ran out of food and was unable to feed its... 

Professor Steven Friedman

'On the fence' is the only place for democrats to be 

16th March 2022 NOT choosing sides in a conflict doesn’t have to mean you are confused – it may mean you are the only one who isn’t. The South African government’s... 

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As Raila Odinga jets into London, we fact-check Kenyan deputy president’s 2022 Chatham House speech

By: Africa Check     16th March 2022 On 7 March 2022 Kenyan deputy president William Ruto returned to Chatham House, the British think tank, to set out his agenda should he be elected... 

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The Reserve Bank is not a plaything for political expediency

15th March 2022 We’re about to see how destructive inflation can be, particularly in this environment, where it is being accelerated largely by external factors... 

Head of the Centre for Development and Enterprise Ann Bernstein

Lack of credibility a major obstacle to Ramaphosa’s proposed reforms

14th March 2022 There is a sense the country is in terminal decline and has lost the fight against an increasingly criminal elite. During his state of the nation... 

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No celebration – corruption has eroded human rights in SA

14th March 2022 Human Rights Day in South Africa not only commemorates the massacre of peaceful protesters against pass laws in Sharpeville in 1960, but also... 

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Ukraine – The Second Iron Curtain

7th March 2022 This coming Saturday marks exactly 76 years since Winston Churchill made his ‘iron curtain’ speech. On 5 March 1946, visiting Fulton in Missouri as... 

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Fact-checked: Viral social media posts about Russia, Ukraine and Africa

By: Africa Check     4th March 2022 On 24 February 2022, Russia invaded its neighbour, Ukraine. The ensuing conflict, which has captivated the world, has seen hundreds of civilian... 

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Verifying Nigeria ICT head’s claims about sector’s contribution to Nigeria’s economy before and during president Buhari’s term

By: Africa Check     2nd March 2022 For Nigeria to succeed in a digital 21st century it must adopt fifth generation - or 5G - network technology, according to Kashifu Abdullahi, the... 

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