Crime, income, social grants, obesity and migrants. We picked five facts about big South African talking points in 2017.
In 2012, Africa Check found that Cape Town had the lowest inequality – by a small margin – of South Africa’s metros, as measured by the Gini coefficient. This factsheet is an update and attempt to highlight the complexity of ranking South African cities’ high inequality rates.
The head of the Free Market Foundation argued there has been “spectacular” racial transformation in South Africa since apartheid ended. This is the second of two reports fact-checking the statistics Leon Louw cited.
The Free Market Foundation’s Leon Louw argued there has been “spectacular” racial transformation in South Africa since apartheid ended. This is the first of two reports fact-checking the statistics he cited.
Former member of parliament, Andile Mngxitama, made several claims about race, poverty and inequality in South Africa in a recent article on behalf of the Black First Land First movement. Africa Check found three to be in the right ballpark, while two were incorrect.
Cape Town metro police smashed Lunga Goodman Nono’s guitar, threw him to the ground and shoved him into a police van. The 51-year-old blind busker, they said, had violated the city’s by-laws. But, as TO Molefe discovered, the by-laws don’t exist and Cape Town officials were relying on an apartheid-era policy document.