The “male stubborn and chauvinistic attitude” accounted for 78.4% of traffic deaths in the first 19 days of December 2016, South Africa’s minister of transport claimed. How did she determine that?
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South African television programme Carte Blanche investigated the fraught journey to South Africa many Malawians experience. But their hard-hitting figure that “almost one-third of Malawi’s population” live in South Africa is completely off-point.
Cake was cut and songs were sung at South Africa’s ruling party’s 105th birthday celebrations on 8 January. This factcheck investigates six claims made in President Jacob Zuma’s speech.
It may have been listed as a “fun fact”, but the claim that Nigeria hosts more butterfly species than anywhere else is incorrect.
Did vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) cause several Indian girls’ deaths? As with many false claims, a blog post about this took a thread of fact and wove a blanket of misinformation.
Gambian President Yahya Jammeh’s initial acceptance of his electoral defeat last week, before full results were out, was something that had “never happened elsewhere”, the head of Gambia’s election commission said. This claim is incorrect.
A Johannesburg mayoral committee member has claimed that “about 40%” of the city’s water is used to irrigate gardens. While South Africans need to be serious about saving water, Anthony Still’s claim is unproven.
A map supposedly showing what each country in the world ranks tops for has made headlines. We inspected the claims about South Africa, Kenya and Nigeria.
South African artists claim that 3,600 rapes are committed every day in South Africa. However, their calculations and methodology are flawed.
A policy think-tank has tweeted that indoor air pollution caused by cooking smoke kills 600,000 Africans every year. But estimating such deaths is not that exact.