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Fact-checking influential TV presenter’s claims about child trafficking in South Africa

Published: 22 September 2020 12:07 | Last updated: 23 September 2020 02:59 (GMT) FROM AFRICA CHECK

Ending Extreme Poverty: We speak to three unemployed women to understand...

A new household survey has The National Income Dynamics Study (NIDS) Coronavirus Rapid Mobile Survey (CRAM) recently revealed the extent of unemployment...

Here’s What You Need To Know About NSFAS 2021

The 2021 National Student Financial Aid Scheme (Nsfas) cycle opened on August 3, 2020. Students have until November 30, 2020 to apply....

Two Blasts Rip Through Beirut But Lebanon Is Already Broken

“An accident waiting to happen” that’s how Habib Battah, a journalist in Beirut speaking to Al Jazeera described Lebanon. The country is...

All Your Mask-Related Questions Answered

Wearing a face mask in South Africa is mandatory. And not wearing a face mask in public is considered a criminal offence....

Zindzi Mandela Remembered

On Monday, July 13, South Africans awoke to the news that Zindziswa (known as Zindzi) Mandela, daughter of Winnie Madikizela-Mandela and Nelson...

Five Things You Need To Know About Israeli’s Annexation Plans

On July 1, Israel plans to formally annex parts of the West Bank. Earlier this year, American President Donald Trump released a...

COVID-19: Myth Busting Edition

With the announcement of a national state of disaster and a rising number of cases of COVID-19, the South African government has...

‘SA Must Downgrade Turkish Embassy Over Kurdish Offensive’

Mahmoud Patel, a professor at the University of the Western Cape and executive member and chairperson at Kurdish Human Rights Action Group...

Spring Hasn’t Sprung Yet

It’s September and for the Southern Hemisphere, this means that warmer days are officially on the way. South Africans, in particular, took...

Greed And Politics Have Set Fire To The Amazon Rainforest

EXPLAINER For days images of the burning Amazon Rainforest in Brazil swept social media. Amazon is the world’s...

“Excluding Rape From Common Purpose Would Be Irrational,” ConCourt Hears

UPDATE: During the December 11 handing down of judgement, the Constitutional Court ruled that the doctrine of common purpose applies...

Is Flying Worth The Environmental Cost? Greta Thunberg Says No

Greta Thunberg is currently sailing around the world. The 16-year-old climate change activist is heading from Sweden to the United Nations headquarters...

Hong Kong’s Democracy Protests Explained

UPDATE: According to reports, the Hong Kong government is going to announce the withdrawal of the controversial extradition bill. Chinese newspapers...

Why Kashmir Is Still Under Lockdown

EXPLAINER The siege of Kashmir continues. About a week ago, the Indian government deployed over 30 000 more troops...

Labor Exploitation, Burnout, And Gender Discrimination In Gaming

Just a few weeks ago, a 16-year-old boy from the US made headlines worldwide. He won the inaugural Fortnite World Championships. His...

India Revokes Kashmir’s Special Status

The revoking of Article 370 in Kashmir is causing massive outrage around the world. Jammu and Kashmir is a disputed area bordering...

#JusticeForCapeFlats: Here’s Why People Are Turning Their Avis Orange

Over the past few weeks, orange profile pictures have appeared on social media in South Africa, apparently inspired by a similar campaign...

Beauty Bias, And The Creation Of Pretty Privilege

EXPLAINER Let’s be frank: the more attractive society perceives you to be, the more social and economic opportunities you...

South Africa Should Learn From Brazil About How To Tackle ‘Hidden...

South Africa faces a double burden of hunger and malnutrition, on the one hand, and obesity with associated non-communicable diseases (NCDs), on the other....
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