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.
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.
South Africa’s president Jacob Zuma has defended his controversial appointment of Des van Rooyen as finance minister in December 2015 by saying he is “more qualified” than his predecessors. Is that true?
South Africa’s President Jacob Zuma is due to give his 2016 State of the Nation address at the opening of parliament next week. Africa Check reviewed his previous addresses to assess if he kept promises made then.
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?
Maps influence the way we understand the world. The most common map projection is a relic from the Euro-centric colonial days – and as a result Africa appears smaller than it actually is. Adi Eyal explains.