The Kenyan government argues that awarding pay raises to its increasingly agitated workers will squeeze the public wage bill. But some argue its elites are not subjected to the same standard. This factsheet sets out the evidence.
#FeesMustFall protests have South Africa’s 26 public universities in turmoil. This factsheet rounds up the numbers driving these protests: available places, government’s subsidies and how much money the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides.
The leaders of the ANC, DA and EFF – President Jacob Zuma, Mmusi Maimane and Julius Malema – pulled out all stops in their parties’ final local government election rallies at the weekend. But that included stretching the truth.
MPs are paid – and quite handsomely at that – to represent the public in parliament from money paid to the government by taxpayers. Africa Check looks at how much South Africa’s MPs earn, what they actually do and try to identify the hardest-working MPs from the available data.
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.