Is Dettol really a cure? Coronavirus is spreading, but so are the hoaxes

2020-02-13 12:12

People are quick to spread hoaxes, misinformation, conspiracy theories and "cures" about the coronavirus via social media without checking the authenticity of these messages.

FACT CHECK: German national Michael Duerr owns 0.5% – not 57.5% – of SA Reserve Bank

2019-07-23 21:26

Does a citizen of Germany hold a majority stake in South Africa’s reserve bank? While the story of Michael Duerr’s 57.5% shareholding is colourful, it’s nowhere near the truth.

Africa Check wins $50K for its 'What's Crap on WhatsApp?' service

2019-06-05 15:49

SA's Africa Check has received international recognition for its 'What's Crap on WhatsApp?' service.

What's crap on WhatsApp? Now there's a way to fact-check those dodgy viral messages

2019-03-28 05:28

South African WhatsApp users often get bombarded by viral messages making a variety of claims, be it from a neurotic neighbour or a loony relative. Now you can have them fact-checked.


5 facts about femicide in South Africa

2019-09-05 06:08

The murder of a university student in South Africa has led to national soul searching and debate over violence against women. Africa Check summarises the available research on the issue.

FACT CHECK: Do 8 professionals leave South Africa for every one that comes in?

2019-06-26 07:00

A radio show on South Africa’s “brain drain” heard that for every single professional that migrates to the country, eight others leave. But is there a way to prove that this is true? Africa Check reports.

Ramaphosa has trimmed his Cabinet. Here's what taxpayers were coughing up

2019-05-14 14:46

President Cyril Ramaphosa has considerably reduce the size of his Cabinet, from 36 to 28 ministries. This is what 35 ministers and 37 deputies cost you in 2017/2018.

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