Report: Is Zuma correct to claim that a million households were electrified in five years? It depends on who you ask

President Jacob Zuma claimed recently that more than a million South African households have been connected to electricity over the past five years. But, as Africa Check found, the source for the claim is unclear and numbers provided by different government departments vary significantly.

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Report: No evidence to support ANC leader’s claim that 98% of property owners in Cape Town are ‘white’ and ‘Jewish’

An aerial photo taken on June 30, 2013 shows Table Mountain and central Cape Town, in South Africa. Photo: AFP/ Saul Loeb

The leader of the African National Congress in South Africa’s Western Cape Province has claimed that 98% of landowners in the city of Cape Town are white and “people in the Jewish community”. But, as Africa Check discovered, South African property records only listed the race of owners prior to 1994 and not their religion.

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Report: Why social network surveys don’t necessarily reflect the views of SA youth

In recent months a South African marketing research company has peppered local media outlets with headline-grabbing releases detailing the findings of their “cellphone” surveys of South African youth. The surveys do not provide true representation of youth opinion across the country yet much media coverage has been unquestioning.

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