Is nearly half of capital city’s water lost and do inhabitants of slums pay much more for water than those in swanky apartments? We judged two of governor Mike Sonko’s claims about Nairobi’s water supply
World Water Day was celebrated this week, placing the spotlight on the frugal use of this resource. It’s then worrying to report that the water records of most South African municipalities are inadequate.
A Johannesburg mayoral committee member has claimed that “about 40%” of the city’s water is used to irrigate gardens. While South Africans need to be serious about saving water, Anthony Still’s claim is unproven.
From calculating the size of a stack of R200 notes to measuring water-flow and counting cattle, Africa Check certainly covers the gamut. Researcher Gopolang Makou selects the facts that have kept her entertained and informed in 2016.