List of Known Fake News Sites in South Africa (and beyond)


Well-Known Member
Nov 15, 2009
How to Spot a Fake News Website

Don't Fall for Fake News Websites

Don't Share Fake News

The following sites are fake news. And I don't mean fake news as in opinionated pieces, I mean actually 100% fake news. Don't fall for manufactured outrage.

SA Based Fake News Sites:

• African News Updates
• News24-TV
• Pretorialive

Isn't that "" the site of "Black First, Land First" by Andile Mngxitama and his friends?


Executive Member
Jul 5, 2009
Wow! Even reputable magazines can fall for fabricated news stories:

German news magazine Der Spiegel has sacked an award-winning staff writer after accusing him of inventing details and quotes in numerous stories.

Claas Relotius "falsified articles on a grand scale and even invented characters", Der Spiegel said.

Among the articles in question are major features that had been nominated for or won awards, the magazine added.

Mr Relotius, 33, admitted deceiving readers in some 14 stories published in Der Spiegel, the magazine said.
An investigation into a story by Mr Relotius about immigration and the US-Mexican border revealed that he had fabricated information about seeing a hand-painted sign in a town in Minnesota that read: "Mexicans Keep Out."

Fraudulent information appeared in other stories including one about inmates at the US military prison at Guantanamo Bay and another about the US NFL quarterback Colin Kaepernick.


Well-Known Member
Dec 21, 2005
Then just don't associate yourself with fake people that love fake news and don't have the means to think rationally