After the murder of young Johannesburg woman Karabo Mokoena (22) – allegedly by her ex-lover – the usual discussion about how to end femicide in South Africa followed. Africa Check vetted 3 figures used by a government minister.
South Africa’s police minister tweeted that the search for missing persons could be eased if people knew the IMEI number of their loved ones’ cellphones. What is this number and can it be used to help find missing persons, even when their phone is off?
The deputy CEO of a South African non-governmental organisation recently tweeted that close to 80% of personal income tax is contributed by 1.7 million individuals. But, as with most things to do with tax, the truth is not that simple.
The Johannesburg local government in South Africa has started tweeting “healthy living” tips to its sizable audience. Here are two instances where it should have rather stuck to providing information about municipal matters.