Fact-checking Africa

Africa Check is a non-profit information service which promotes accuracy in public debate. It tests claims made by public figures around the continent, starting in South Africa, using journalistic skills and evidence drawn from the latest online tools, readers, public sources and experts, sorting out fact from fiction. The site contains well-considered research findings on a range of claims, a blog discussing the provenance and accuracy of data and an excellent core of guidance for fact-checkers.

Recent work includes reviews of the South African president’s State of the Nation address and the South African budget.