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.
South Africa’s Democratic Alliance party will be marching against high unemployment next week, a situation they blame on the ruling African National Congress under President Jacob Zuma. But is their calculation correct that 774 people become jobless every day?
The African National Congress has been in power in South Africa for twenty years. In the run-up to the May 7 election, it says it has a “good story to tell” about its performance over that period. This is the first of two reports evaluating key claims.