South Africa’s deputy president, Cyril Ramaphosa, recently claimed that the country has one of the highest unemployment rates in the world and that young people make up the majority of the unemployed. Both these claims are correct.
Since 2014, various people have claimed that 7 million girls in South Africa are missing school every month because they don’t have access to or money for sanitary products. But there were only 6.3 million girls in school from pre-grade R to grade 12 at last count.
South African students made history in October by forcing the government to put a moratorium on tuition fee increases for 2016. This means students should pay the same in 2016 as they paid in 2015. Here is a round-up of first-year fees.
The New Age newspaper recently reported that “about 41%” of further education and training (FET) college students in South Africa are HIV positive. Africa Check discovered this statistic is vastly inaccurate.