A cartoon image that went viral on Facebook depicted South Africa as the third best solar location globally. How on earth do you measure and rank that? Researched by Sarah Wild
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This factsheet, prepared by the Institute for Security Studies, provides an overview of murder and robbery trends between 1 April 2014 and 31 March 2015 as recorded by the South African Police Service.
Here’s help if you get confused by statistical terms such as confidence intervals, causation and absolute percentage increases.
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