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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... 

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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... 

Opinion: Working together to keep public transport Covid-19 free

Opinion: Working together to keep public transport Covid-19 free

20th March 2020 In less than a week South Africans have begun adapting to the declaration of a global pandemic, a national state of disaster and the immediate and... 

Wonderboy Peters, a rising champion of mental illness awareness

Wonderboy Peters, a rising champion of mental illness awareness

19th March 2020 The story of Wonderboy Peters compels all of us to invest time and effort in deepening our understanding  of mental illness, and to equip ourselves... 

Water management can assist us fighting climate change

Water management can assist us fighting climate change

13th March 2020 Rough times require tough actions to be resolved. This is regarded as a defacto weapon of survival. And, it is no surprise to note that the... 

No, spekboom isn’t more effective than the Amazon rainforest at ‘sucking carbon’ out of the atmosphere

No, spekboom isn’t more effective than the Amazon rainforest at ‘sucking carbon’ out of the atmosphere

By: Africa Check     5th March 2020 The latest popular effort to help reverse climate change is to pull carbon out of the atmosphere and store it in plant form – the spekboom plant,... 

Fact-checking president Kenyatta on Kenya’s small businesses – it’s a data ‘Tower of Babel’

Fact-checking president Kenyatta on Kenya’s small businesses – it’s a data ‘Tower of Babel’

By: Africa Check     4th March 2020 In a January 2020 national address, Kenya’s president Uhuru Kenyatta spoke about the value of small businesses in the country. Micro, small and... 

South Africa’s C-section rate double what it should be? There’s no recommended rate, says WHO

South Africa’s C-section rate double what it should be? There’s no recommended rate, says WHO

By: Africa Check     26th February 2020 With the start of the new year, babies born on the first day of 2020 were celebrated in South Africa. But it was not plain sailing for all... 

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