Caxton owned community newspaper Alberton Record published our fact-check report into a claim that 98% of SAA’s spending went to white-owned companies. Read it here
Africa Check in the news
Africa Check exists to promote accuracy in public debate and the media. Our reports are available for other media to republish and our researchers are happy to discuss our findings in print and on air. See below examples of how the media use our reports.
All Africa.com published our fact-check report into a claim that 30 of Nigeria’s states are behind on pension payouts. Read it here
All Africa: Africa: Who Figure Wrong – 11 Percent of Births in Sub-Saharan Africa to Teen Mothers – Not 50 Percent
All Africa.com published our fact-check report into a claim that 50 Percent of Births in Sub-Saharan Africa are to Teen Mothers. Read it here
The University of Witwatersrand Journalism department published our fact-check report into Zuma’s claim that fewer than 6,000 babies born HIV+ every year in SA. Read it here
Wits Journalism: Nigeria’s Democracy Day speech: Fact-checking sovereign savings, rice imports & infrastructure spend
The University of Witwatersrand Journalism department published our fact-check report into Nigeria’s Democracy Day speech: Fact-checking sovereign savings, rice imports & infrastructure spend. Read it here
Eye Witness News published our recent fact-check report that looks into a claim that fewer than 6,000 babies are born with HIV every year in SA. Read it here
BBC News World Service Kenya Election Watch (3): Inaccuracies revealed in the electoral register, the role of ethnicity in these elections and electricity prices
The BBC News World Service is hosting a special podcast series dissecting the issues at play in Kenya’s elections. Africa Check’s Kenyan editor Alphonce Shiundu was interviewed on several podcasts for the “fact-check of the week” insert and this week the focus was on the cost of industrial power.
Several Caxton-owned community newspapers published our latest fact-check report about SA minister that estimated Africa’s population growth. See links below: Lethaba Herald Brakpan Herald Randfontein Herald Bosveld Review Alberton Record Krugersdorp News Roodeport Record North Eastern Tribune Ridge Times The North Coast Courier Randburg Sun
The Citizen published an article by Charles Cilliers discussing Mbalula’s claims on SA tax and the story mentions Africa Check’s fact-check report that 1.7 million people (about 3% of the population) pay about 80% of South Africa’s income tax. Read the full article here
Teen Vogue: 17-Year-Old Faces Murder Charges for Killing a Man Who Allegedly Tried to Rape Her in South Africa
Teen vogue published a story about murder charges that a girl faces for killing a man who allegedly tried to rape her in South Africa and mentions Africa Check and links to our fact sheet report on rape statistics in SA; “with nonprofit Africa Check noting that of the 51,895 “sexual offenses” reported by local police… Read more »