A report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked the quality of South Africa’s maths and science education last out of 148 countries. But is the ranking an accurate reflection of the state of schooling in the country?
From Tanzania to Swaziland, newspapers continue to report breakthrough “cures” for HIV/AIDS. As the world marked World AIDS Day yesterday, Africa Check investigated the evidence behind just three recent claims.
A number of leading Malawian newspapers and websites have unquestioningly championed a supposed “wonder herb” that supporters claim can cure HIV, Aids and numerous other diseases and ailments. The claims are untrue, irresponsible and should be condemned.
A recent article published by a South African newspaper made a series of claims about the medical use of dates, the fruit of the date palm. In the first of series on health reporting and quackery, we examine the perils of peddling false information.
The Sunday Independent this week ran an article on a new report by a group of scientists claiming that the positioning of cell phone masts in residential areas is linked to incidence of cancer. The article overplayed the evidence.