South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, recently claimed that the country has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world and that young people make up the majority of the unemployed. Both these claims are correct.
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A South African minister claims the country tops the international rankings for alcohol consumption. The most recent data shows he’s wrong.
Are 87% of South African students in no-fee schools? Or is it 87% of high school students? Both these claims were attributed to the ruling party’s secretary general. And both are incorrect.
Do deaths from cancer and kidney failure really eclipse three of Africa’s leading killers in Kenya? The country’s deputy president recently claimed so but the available data show it is unlikely to be correct.
A number of small studies have been conducted in African countries on the effect of menstruation on girls’ school attendance. But the situation across the continent remains unknown.
A conservative US website challenged one of the Clinton Health Access Initiative’s signature efforts – getting affordable HIV/AIDS treatment to patients worldwide.
The claim by the department of water and sanitation that South Africa is ranked amongst the 30 driest countries in the world doesn’t hold water.
The head of the International AIDS Vaccine Initiative said new HIV infection rates haven’t dropped in any meaningful way. The data shows that this is mostly true for adults but not so among children.
South Africans may be paying more for sugary drinks if a proposed sugar tax is introduced. Will the implications be as far reaching as the soft drink industry claims? We checked.