South Africa: Does One SA Doctor Treat 4,000 Patients in Public Care, but Less Than 300 Privately?
Two claims on doctor-patient ratios in SA's public and private health sectors Read more »
Kenya: Do 8,300 Super-Rich Kenyans Own More Than the Rest?
8,300 Kenyans own more wealth than the rest of the population Read more »
South Africa: Are 57 Percent of South African Kids Raised Without Fathers?
57% of South African kids are raised without fathers Read more »
December 11, 2017
South Africa: Handwashing 101 - Dettol's Disease-Busting Claims Under the Microscope
Just how likely are you to avoid diarrhea or the flu by regularly washing your hands? And how big a toll does diarrhea take among the very young? Read more »
November 27, 2017
Africa: Anti-Poverty Group Misleads With Patchwork of Data On Women's Education in Africa
Anti-poverty campaign group ONE is shining a spotlight on 10 countries, nine of them in Africa, where girls find it "toughest" to get an education. But does the data bear this out? Read more »
June 14, 2017
South Africa: Are Fewer Than 6,000 Babies Born HIV+ Every Year, As Zuma Said?
South Africa's President Jacob Zuma highlighted the success of his administration's HIV policies in parliament recently. Does official data back up his claim that fewer than 6,000… Read more »
April 11, 2017
Africa: Do Dairy Products Increase Your Risk of Cancer?
Could dairy products such as milk, cheese and yoghurt increase your risk of cancer? We put this alarming assertion under the microscope. Read more »
March 23, 2017
South Africa: How Many SA Municipalities Lose More Than 37 Percent of Their Water?
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… Read more »
January 24, 2017
Nigeria: Do Fewer Than 20% of Nigerians Have Access to Oral Health Services?
Nigeria's health minister has claimed that at least eight in every 10 people in the country of an estimated 193 million lack access to oral health care services. What data is… Read more »
January 23, 2017
Africa: No, 70% of American Foreign Aid Is Not 'Stolen Off the Top'
The office of a US senator cited articles about Nigeria and Malawi as proof that more than two-thirds of American aid to developing countries is stolen. While theft is real there… Read more »
January 03, 2017
Africa: Anti-Vaccination Blog Revives Debunked HPV Story
Did vaccinations against the human papillomavirus (HPV) cause several Indian girls' deaths? As with many false claims, a blog post about this took a thread of fact and wove a… Read more »
August 31, 2016
South Africa: SA's Proposed Sugar Tax - Claims About Calories and Job Losses Checked
South Africans may be paying more for sugary drinks if a proposed sugar tax is introduced. Will the implications be as far reaching as the soft drink industry claims? We checked. Read more »
August 18, 2016
South Africa: Do 'Vast Numbers' of Refugee and Migrant Children Rely On Social Services?
With a large migrant community in South Africa, both documented and undocumented, do a "vast number" of the "refugee and migrant children end up at the door of our social services… Read more »
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