Today's Big 3

Which political party would you vote for based on facts?

Kate Wilkinson, senior researcher at Africa Check, says during the election period there are inaccurate statements that political parties are making across the board.

An example is a recent claim by the City of Cape Town saying 67% of their budget is spent on poor communities.

Wilkinson said the claim doesn’t check out with the data that the city provided them with.

They provided a breakdown in the form of a spreadsheet which showed this final 67% but it doesn’t refer to the City of Cape Town’s budget as a whole.

Kate Wilkinson, senior researcher at Africa Check.

The African National Congress (ANC) has said that between 2001 and 2014, the percentage of households with access to piped water increased from 61.3% in 2001 to 90% in 2014.

However, Africa Check revealed that the 61.3% in the ANC manifesto seems to indicate only the share of households with piped water in their dwellings (32.3%) and in their yards (29%), as found by South Africa’s 2001 Census, but, the figure of 90% in 2014 includes communal taps and neighbours’ taps, Stats SA’s General Household Survey shows.

The EFF People’s Municipality will pass by-laws which will expropriate and allocate land equitably to all residents of the municipality for residential, recreational, industrial, religious, and agricultural purposes and activities with the principle of use it or lose it.

Wilkinson said the South African Constitution requires that this compensation be based on a number of factors, including the current use of the property and its market value.

Read More
Manhandling anti-rape protesters condones gender-based violence - civil group

Manhandling anti-rape protesters condones gender-based violence - civil group

Sonke Gender Justice slammed security officials for manhandling four silent female protesters during President Zuma’s speech.

Calls for more accessibility to female condoms

Calls for more accessibility to female condoms

Dr Tlaleng Mofokeng, vice chairperson of Reproductive Justice Coalition, discusses challenges around females practicing safe sex.

How terrorist groups recruit people in SA

How terrorist groups recruit people in SA

Ryan Cummings says terrorist groups are divided between logistical and operational networks.

How feasible is free higher education in SA?

How feasible is free higher education in SA?

Andile Tshona, from the Fees Commission, says they received 179 written submissions from all sectors of society.

All you need to know about the upcoming registrations for municipal elections

All you need to know about the upcoming registrations for municipal elections

The Western Cape provincial electoral officer unpacks processes of registering to vote in the 2016 municipal elections - 5&6 March

IEC officially launches 2016 municipal elections

IEC officially launches 2016 municipal elections

The Independent Electoral Commission officially launched the 2016 municipal elections in Midrand.

Popular articles
"Mantash" or "Mantashed" - what this means and how to use it correctly

"Mantash" or "Mantashed" - what this means and how to use it correctly

The term coined on social media gets it's inspiration from Gwede Mantashe flip-flopping on his criticism of the ANC.

Meet self-made millionaire (net worth – R400m!) property mogul Sisa Ngebulana

Meet self-made millionaire (net worth – R400m!) property mogul Sisa Ngebulana

How did Ngebulana build his empire? The Money Show’s Bruce Whitfield interviewed him for his weekly “ShapeShifter” feature.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

NSFAS to reopen 2017 applications

NSFAS to reopen 2017 applications

National Student Financial Aid Scheme says it will reopen 2017 loan applications after receiving requests for deadline extension.

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

Pamela Nomvete on her downfalls as actress, and 'climbing back'

This week Xolani Gwala's speaks to former Generations actor Pamela Nomvete for #WhatInTheWorldHappenedTo feature.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?