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.
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A news story saying that South Africa’s health minister urged men not to undergo voluntary circumcision as it can cause cancer of the penis is going viral. Not only is the claim false – the very opposite is true.
The director of a health think-tank recently said South Africans are the 8th highest consumers of sugar worldwide. Available but incomplete data ranks the country much lower.
Does the City of Johannesburg stand apart for having an equal number of women and men serving on its mayoral committee? Business LIVE misquoted the spokesman of the city’s new mayor, Herman Mashaba.
A picture of little Jake Amo drawing in his Ghanaian classroom has flooded the internet as a meme. Not everyone is amused, though.
Agitating that #DataMustFall, some have claimed that South Africans spend close to a quarter of their income on data. But surveys from South Africa’s national statistics agency and the University of Cape Town tell a different story.
During a recent US-Africa forum in New York, United States president Barack Obama said that all of Africa produces about as much as France. We crunched the numbers to check if he is correct.