In his State of the Nation address earlier this year, South Africa’s president, Jacob Zuma, promised that a total of 98 new schools would be completed by the end of March 2013. The promise was false.
How you can fact-check
If you want to investigate a claim yourself, what do you need to do? On this site, we set out a range of tips on fact-checking, a library of resources for you to use and, if what you want to do is instead to correct something you think has been misreported, guidance on who to talk to.
- Tips for fact-checking
Fact-checking is not like regular daily journalism. It is more like investigation, seeking the evidence that supports or undermines the claim someone made. We advise on what to do and what to avoid.
Read our tips for fact-checking
- Resources for fact-checking
Key to checking the claims people make is knowing where to look for the evidence and how to use it when you find it. We set out a library of data sources, and data tools, we find useful.
Use our fact-checking resources