President Jacob Zuma on Thursday released a long awaited report into the 2012 Marikana massacre in which 34 miners were killed by police. Africa Check compares his claims and what the Commission's report actually said. Researched by Mina Demian and Anim van Wyk
- Spot Checks:
- The week that was: Income inequality, how to visualise data & the Marikana report
- Claim that rape, teen pregnancies pushing up maternal deaths in Zim is wrong
- S. Africa does not have the largest private security industry in the world
- Nigerian soldiers didn’t cross zebra
This week we rounded off our fact-check of claims made by President Jacob Zuma during his speech on South Africa’s Youth Day, June 16.
Freelance journalist Sefiso Hlongwane told us more research is needed on the factors that will influence a sound national minimum wage in South Africa. Read his comment article here.
Researcher Hannah Williams compiled a step-by-step guide to data visualisation. Follow it to see how easy it is to add charts and graphs to your stories.
Yesterday the report of the Marikana Commission of Enquiry (that investigated the killing of striking mineworkers by police in 2012) was dissected by journalists and the public alike in South Africa. We published a side-by-side comparison of President Jacob Zuma’s statements when he released the report on Thursday and the corresponding sections in the report itself.
FACTSHEET: How to travel with children into and out of SA (and what is an unabridged birth certificate?)
From June 2015 children under the age of 18 travelling to or from South Africa will have to carry their full birth certificate. This factsheet sets out how to get one.
Sometimes data can tell a story more effectively than word or photos. Here is a guide that briefly explains some easy-to-use visualisation tools to help you get started.
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