What is poverty? “Poverty” is more than just a lack of money or resources. Understanding various definitions of poverty and the context in which they are used is essential for accurate reporting and interpretation.
Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa released South Africa’s 2012/13 national crime statistics in September 2013. Did crime increase or decrease? What trends can be identified? This factsheet, produced by the Institute for Security Studies, sets out and explains the numbers.
Zimbabweans went to the polls in July 2013. This factsheet sets out the promises and policies set out in the manifestos of the two main parties: Zanu-PF and the MDC-T.
Never take the findings of an opinion poll for granted. Not all opinion polls and surveys are created equal and journalists should always interrogate the findings and question how a poll or survey was done. This guide examines the questions that should be asked.
As a journalist your credibility is your most important asset. Credibility and accuracy in reporting go hand-in-hand. In this guide we look at practical steps you can take to ensure you get it right the first time.
South Africa’s school-leaving exam results are due to be released on 3 January. But what can they tell us about the state of education in the country? And what should be taken into account in evaluating matriculation results? Our guide.
The lifestyle sections and health pages of many major newspapers and magazines routinely tout questionable health claims that are not supported by scientific research or evidence. This is a guide to evaluating the legitimacy of those claims and reporting responsibly on them.
This guide, published by Africa Check in cooperation with the Institute for Security Studies, explains what a reader needs to know to understand crime statistics and a short history of crime stats in South Africa.