An official curriculum vitae for Thandi Modise, the controversial Premier of South Africa’s North West province, contains a number of false claims and glaring factual inaccuracies, Africa Check has discovered.
Jacob Zuma has hailed the matric pass rate as a “significant improvement”. But is the education system “on the right track”? As we discovered, matric results are not a reliable barometer of education quality.
South Africa’s school-leaving exam results are due to be released on 3 January. But what can they tell us about the state of education in the country? And what should be taken into account in evaluating matriculation results? Our guide.
Weeks into the corruption scandal known as “cashgate” Malawi’s presidency met late last month with officials of the International Monetary Fund to review funding agreements. A press release by the presidency on IMF’s statement told half the story.
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.
Crimes against farming communities threaten food security and rural economies. It is time for government to find a special solution to this special problem, argues Dr Johan Burger, a senior researcher at South Africa’s Institute for Security Studies.