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Centre for Development and Enterprise head Ann Bernstein

Funding a basic income grant will not mean a ‘slight increase’ in taxes – it will be close to crippling

11th July 2022 For the richest 10% of South Africans — 3.5-million people — to pay the cost of a basic income grant, their taxes would rise from 33% of their... 

Africa Check

Monkeypox does not spread faster in men who have sex with men – virus spreads through contact

By: Africa Check     11th July 2022 In May 2022, an outbreak of the disease monkeypox was detected in several European countries where it was not endemic, or frequently detected.... 

Image of ANC leader of the opposition in the Western Cape Provincial Legislature, Cameron Dugmore

DA hypocrisy regarding cadre deployment exposed for all to see

11th July 2022 Since the start of this administration in 2019, Premier Winde espoused messages of hope, transparency and service delivery in the province. He... 

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ACTIVATE! Change Drivers Executive Director Tebogo Suping

Giving youth an opportunity to create a new story for SA

8th July 2022 An open-source, free, Civic Education For Youth toolkit that Activate Change Drivers has launched as part of Youth Month on June 30, will help... 

Africa Check

PDP to the rescue? Verifying three claims about terrorism and jobs by Nigeria’s main opposition party

By: Africa Check     7th July 2022 Nigerians go to the polls in February, with the presidency up for grabs as Muhammadu Buhari serves out the last of his constitutionally mandated... 

Africa Check

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

By: Africa Check     6th July 2022 Residents of Johannesburg have long complained of a “foul smell” in the air, similar to “sulphur or rotting eggs”. In June 2022, the stench... 

The Conversation

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... 

Africa Check

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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