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FACT CHECK: Does This Photo Show The South African President Getting Vaccinated For COVID-19...

An image shared on Facebook claims to show South African President Cyril Ramaphosa receiving a COVID-19 vaccination with the cap “still on the needle.” Verdict: False The needle used in Ramaphosa’s vaccination was not covered by a cap during the injection, footage and another picture from the event show. Fact Check: Ramaphosa on Feb. 17…

Joe Biden Issues Travel Ban on South Africa; Reinstates Europe, Brazil Bans

MICHELE SPATARI/AFP via Getty Images President Joe Biden has issued a travel ban on South Africa, stopping most immigration to the United States from the country, and reinstated bans on Europe and Brazil to slow the spread of the Chinese coronavirus. Biden, who once referred to President Trump’s travel ban on China as “hysterical xenophobic,”…

FACT CHECK: Does This Image Show US Protesters Destroying A Road?

An image shared on Facebook over 400 times purportedly shows U.S. protesters using pickaxes to destroy roads “in order to cause wrecks.” Verdict: False The picture shows people in South Africa damaging a road in protest against local water and electricity shortages. Fact Check: Text overlaying the image reads, “BE CAREFUL. NOW THEY’RE DESTROYING THE ROADS…

De Blasio Offers South Africa-style ‘Truth and Reconciliation Commission’ for NYC

New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio said Sunday that New York City would establish a city commission for “Racial Justice and Reconciliation — just like the Truth and Reconciliation Commission in South Africa.” A new city commission on racial justice will be “just like” South Africa’s famous Truth and Reconciliation Commission, Mayor de Blasio…

Is Mandela’s reputation overblown?

Submitted by George Callaghan… Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela’s name is blessed by billions across the globe. He is held up as a paragon of morality and gallantry. But there is a less appealing side to his legacy. To be sure Mandela’s foes were vile. No decent person can regret the passing of apartheid. Just because was…

FACT CHECK: Did South African President Cyril Ramaphosa Order All Foreigners To Vacate The...

A viral Facebook post claims South African President Cyril Ramaphosa asked all foreigners to leave the country by June 21 in response to the spread of COVID-19. Verdict: False South African officials have debunked the claim. The country will start reopening on May 1. Fact Check: The South African government instituted a three-week nationwide lockdown…

South Africa’s Race-Based Socialism

Twenty-five years since the election of Nelson Mandela as president of South Africa, the country remains home to some of the most market-invasive, race-based economic policies in the world. At the heart of this system are provisions for Affirmative Action (AA) and unique statutory measures for Black Economic Empowerment (BEE). These laws are suffocating the…

China, Iran, Russia ‘Deeply Mourn’ Genocidal Dictator Robert Mugabe

Some of the world’s most authoritarian nations offered condolences to the government of Zimbabwe over the death of leftist mass murderer Robert Mugabe on Friday, who ruled the country for 37 years before being ousted in a coup in 2017. During his tenure, Mugabe was a loyal ally to communist nations around the world including…
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