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South Africans have to add two Russian words to their political lexicon: kompromat and dezinformatsiya.

If there were ever a time since 1994 when it was crucial for the South African media to do their job properly, professionally and ethically, it would be now.

In the “post-truth” and “fake news” era every news outlet ought to do on an almost daily basis what an organisation such as AfricaCheck focuses on: investigate statements, allegations and utterances and tell the public what is truth and what is lie.

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