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A recent article suggested that single South Africans can live longer by getting married, based on Statistics SA mortality data. Petrie Jansen van Vuuren delves into the facts surrounding this seemingly simple conclusion.
Fact-checking organisations around the world celebrated the inaugural International Fact-Checking Day on 2 April 2017. Africa Check marked the occasion by teaching school kids to sort fact from fiction on social media.
South Africa’s highest court last year roundly rejected the role of credible data in determining whether law is constitutional. Meghan Finn examines how such a position can significantly impact lay people.
In an open letter to the South African president, one of the country’s big labour unions and an organisation representing African migrant communities called for the identification of areas where xenophobic attacks might occur. Migration expert Alexandra Hiropoulos introduces Xenowatch, a project aiming to provide the building blocks to do that.
Demography is regarded as the most quantitatively strong discipline in the social sciences but there are limits to what can be known and measured, especially about migration in South Africa. Demography professor Tom Moultrie explains.
While former South African president Nelson Mandela remains, perhaps, among the most quotable statesmen of our time, quotes are many times incorrectly attributed to him. Gopolang Makou rounded up a few such mistakes.