Having trained as a journalist, Naledi Mashishi now works as a researcher for Africa Check, Africa’s first fact-checking organisation, where she uses the large online platform to debunk misinformation.
“I believe that people can only make the best decisions for themselves and others if they have the right information they need to make them,” she says.
Through her work, she has learned the importance of not limiting herself. “I spent most of my life thinking that anything health-related was out of my reach,” she says.
Naledi now writes reports verifying claims made in the public domain. Much of her work has included debunking misinformation around the Covid-19 virus and vaccine, as well as claims regarding women’s health, education, and South African law.
Committed to being accessible, Mashishi posts her research to the Africa Check website and in conversational threads on Twitter to her thousands of followers.
“People can only make the best decisions if they have the right information they need to make them.”