News outlet eNCA reported that according to new data from the University of Oxford, South Africa has the longest working hours in the world.
However, this is incorrect.
After being alerted of the claim, Africa Check has found that South Africa is ranked number 8 of the list of countries with the longest working hours.
Speaking to Azania Mosaka, Africa Check deputy chief editor Kate Wilkinson gives the details of how they got to the accurate rankings.
When we look at the rankings we see that right at the top according to this study Cambodia tops the rankings with 2,456 hours worked on average per person per year.— Kate Wilkinson, Deputy chief editor - Africa Check
We are not first and the article that was on eNCA had its facts wrong.— Kate Wilkinson, Deputy chief editor - Africa Check
😮 Curious about the type of #misinformation shared on Facebook in #SouthAfrica?— Africa Check (@AfricaCheck) January 20, 2020
Tune into @Radio702 with @Azania_ from 14h00, as we #factcheck:
▶️ SA working hours
▶️ #Zim stealing electricity from SA
▶️ #SA conscription for US-Iran conflicthttps://t.co/YkMhQzBLlP
“Zimbabwe caught stealing electricity from Eskom after 15 years,” said the headline of an article on the website Gallant Post, published in December 2019.— Africa Check (@AfricaCheck) January 20, 2020
Eskom has issued a statement denying the story & no credible news agency has made this claim. https://t.co/GjGNWKtr8B
A screenshot of a tweet widely shared on Facebook, supposedly by US President Donald Trump, reads: “Just spoke to Cyril, South Africans will be conscripted if we need them. Let’s stop Iran!”.— Africa Check (@AfricaCheck) January 20, 2020
But it’s fake. https://t.co/TckPYb2ldF
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