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.
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.
The Democratic Alliance has its sight set on taking several municipalities from the African National Congress in South Africa’s upcoming local government election. Ahead of the election on 3 August, we weigh up key claims in their manifesto.
When he defended the Gupta family against criticism of “state capture”, the head of their holding company claimed that Gupta businesses employ more than 4,500 people in South Africa, and later 7,500. But we couldn’t find sources supporting these totals.
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?