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Hamadziripi Tamukamoyo COMMENT: No accurate statistics for corruption in SA

By Hamadziripi Tamukamoyo

Given the scourge of corruption in South Africa, it is critical that the police reported more detailed statistics on the various crimes that make up the catch-all “commercial crime” category.

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Georgina Alexander and John Endres COMMENT: The trouble with statistics in Africa

By Georgina Alexander and John Endres

Bad and incomplete data bedevils African statistics. Seventeen African countries have not conducted a census in the past decade and five have not done so in 20 years.

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Julian Rademeyer OPINION: When news images lie

By Julian Rademeyer

When news websites appropriate news photographs as catch-all illustrations they lie to their readers and show contempt for news photographers.

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Kate Wilkinson COMMENT: Lifestyles of South Africa’s rich and elected

By Kate Wilkinson

Looming amendments to the Ministerial Handbook and cost cutting measures announced last year are meant to curb the worst excesses of some of South Africa’s elected representatives. Here’s a look back at some of the big spenders who have made the headlines with their splurges.

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Peter Cunliffe-Jones Why fact-checking matters

By Peter Cunliffe-Jones

From the embattled streets of Ukraine or Egypt to the voter lines at elections in South Africa, fact-checking matters. Africa Check’s director Peter Cunliffe-Jones on a London summit of fact-checking organisations.

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Morten Jerven What do Nigeria’s new GDP numbers really mean?

By Morten Jerven

So it’s official. The long overdue and widely anticipated GDP revision in Nigeria has arrived. And it was certainly worth the wait. It is bigger and better than anyone expected. Perhaps the most anticipated question was whether it would rank Nigeria above South Africa. It does.

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