Author and Afrikaner activist Dan Roodt incorrectly tweeted that pupils from Afrikaans schools bagged 88% of the country's mathematics distinctions. Researched by Kate Wilkinson
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RT @kateomega: We often talk about how perpetrators of xenophobic violence have misconceptions about migration. You probably have them too.…16:28, Friday 24 Feb
RT @brodiegal: a bit sad that this is relevant all over again. but i'm amazed at how little we know vs what we think we know for sure... ht…15:39, Friday 24 Feb