Skyscrapers are jostling to top Johannesburg’s Carlton Centre as the king of the African skies. The official title can be a bit elusive, making some contenders a little hasty.
South Africa is the only country in Africa that releases crime statistics
Source: South African Minister of Police Bheki Cele (12 September 2019)
Various researchers pointed Africa Check to crime statistics released by other African countries.
Think before you share! Old, misleading videos said to be of xenophobic violence in SA are going viral
Be careful before you share a video or picture of xenophobic violence in South Africa. Many of them are from unrelated incidents.
80% of Johannesburg’s inner city is inhabited by foreign nationals
Source: Former police deputy minister Bongani Mkongi
2011 census data and a survey involving the provincial government shows far fewer people living in the inner city were born in another country
We tracked seven promises South Africa’s ruling party made in its 2014 election campaign five years ago, based on their potential impact on people’s lives and the data available. Only one was kept.
You are four times more likely to have your gun used against you than be able to use it successfully in self-defence.
Source: Gun Safe Cities, July 2019
There is no recent, reliable data on the topic.
One in four South African employees have been diagnosed with depression.
Study cannot be generalised to the South African workforce as a whole
Michael Duerr owns 57.5% of the South African Reserve Bank.
Source: Frequently shared Instagram post
Duerr owns 10,000 – 0.5% – of the bank’s 2 million shares.
Between the 1st of April 2018 and June 2019 there were 2,162 fraudulent marriages.
Source: Minister of home affairs Aaron Motsoaledi (June 2019)
Out of 2,132 marriages reported as fraudulent,1,160 were removed from records.