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TRi Facts (Pty) Ltd was launched by the continent's leading fact-checking organisation to offer customised services and share Africa Check’s expertise and experience with you. 

Africa Check was established as the continent’s first independent non-profit fact-checking in 2012, and works in South Africa, Kenya, Nigeria and Senegal. The team has corrected a wide range of false claims about potential cures for Covid-19 across Africa, held public figures accountable when they cited key economic figures, debunked inflammatory statements about the number of foreign nationals in South Africa and revealed errors in national crime statistics.

In this process, Africa Check has gathered valuable experience in fact-checking and providing people across the continent with accurate, reliable information. As the team was working towards its vision, they built expertise, not only in fact-checking but other closely related fields, such as training, research, and communication strategy. 

Africa Check realised there was a real need for such services in the commercial market. While the research and consulting space has been a competitive market with many service providers, clients were increasingly concerned about the reliability and accuracy of the data they use for [insert]. At the same time, they raised concerns in relation to their integrity and the increasing reputational risk they face due to more scrutiny, especially on social media. 

Clients started approaching Africa Check to provide reliable research insights, help them verify their information and support the design and implementation of highly impactful communication campaigns. That’s when the idea to launch a commercial subsidiary within Africa Check was born. 

TRi Facts brings you the expertise and experience of Africa Check. The team offers comprehensive and flexible services to support paying clients in addressing their fact-checking, verification and research needs. 

We are  an independent entity but consider Africa Check as our parent organisation. 

We remain committed to the heritage of Africa Check and live the same values. As much as our teams are separate, we draw on the fact-checking, verification and training expertise Africa Check is renowned and respected for. We pride ourselves in our collaborative approach with a focus on the specific needs and ambitions of our clients.

It is not only our professional approach, our thoughtful collaboration with clients or our high-quality service – clients are attracted to TRi Facts because we remain a purpose-driven organisation. Our profit is entirely used to support the work of Africa Check and other fact-checkers across the continent and ultimately to strengthen democracies. We are excited to be working with you as part of our journey. 

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