​Does SA’s private healthcare sector only provide care for 16% of the population?

Liesl Pretorius, Africa Check

Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi's long-touted claim may be misleading, reports Africa Check.


Do single people wind up dead sooner in South Africa?

A recent article suggested that single South Africans can live longer by getting married, based on Statistics SA mortality data.


Fake news alert: Medical male circumcision not linked to penile cancer

Vinayak Bhardwaj, Africa Check

Africa Check debunks a bogus news story spreading myths about medical male circumcision after Bhekisisa sounds the alarm.


Fact Check: Are South Africans the 8th highest sugar consumers in the world?

Vinayak Bhardwaj, Africa Check

The size of South Africa's super-sized sweet tooth may be over-stated


Fact Check: No, SA does not weigh in as the world’s 3rd most obese nation

Vinayak Bhardwaj, Africa Check

Africa Check digs into the data to reveal the surprising truth behind the widely cited statistic


Crisis? What crisis? Africa Check tests Free State health claims

With last year's provincial medical services data now available, Africa Check questions the Free State health's assertions of "significant progress".


Public versus prison healthcare: What are the facts?

Africa Check

Deputy Minister of Correctional Services Thabang Makwetla claims that prisoners in SA have access to better healthcare. Africa Check investigates.