A commentator on Kenyan national television said that only one of the demands by the country’s long-striking doctors was about pay. We dissected the agreement at the centre of the strike.
At the opening of South Africa’s parliament, a member of the Economic Freedom Fighters party claimed that two ceremonial guards stationed at the doors “don’t belong” in the house and that no one with a criminal record may hold public office in the country. We scrutinised Mbuyiseni Ndlozi’s claims.
#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.