Malnutrition in children can lead to wasting, stunting, underweight and obesity, putting the child at risk of illness – and difficulties later in life. How serious is the problem in South Africa, and how has it changed over time?
Factsheets and guides
How many civil servants does South Africa’s government employ, and what do their wages cost the public purse? We examine available data to find out how the numbers have changed over the years.
The words used to describe migration can be confusing, but definitions are important when we discuss the movements of people. We look at the most common terms.
We unpack key aspects of this wireless technology, which has in recent months found itself at the fore of public health debate.
What are the symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus? How can I protect myself and others? Why is social distancing important? We answer your questions.
What is undernutrition? How many children in Africa are underweight, stunted or wasted, or don’t get the minimum amount of food they need? Our factsheet takes a closer look at the indicators.
Despite the country being a key focus of the global campaign to eradicate the mosquito-borne disease, authorities are struggling to land the telling blow.
The rate of murder, sexual offences and assault has risen in South Africa. We summarise data on eight categories of crime from the police’s statistics for April 2018 to March 2019.
Companies will now pay extra taxes based on their carbon emissions. Africa Check revisits the basics of carbon emissions and how South Africa stacks up.
What does the Reserve Bank do? Who owns it? And what would nationalising the bank mean? We answer nine questions about South Africa’s central bank.
Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has the world firmly in its grip. In all the uncertainty, how can you tell fact from fiction? Our guide gives three tips.
Confused by the difference between the mean, the median and the mode? This guide gives the answers
Video can be easily manipulated, misrepresented and created. This is a guide to spotting three types of misleading videos.
Always ask yourself (and other users) these five questions before you forward a WhatsApp message. Be aware before you share!
To mark International Fact-Checking Day on 2 April, we have updated our handy guide to help you sift out the real from the dodge when it comes to your health. Be safe.
Not sure if a photo matches its caption, or just want to find where it was taken? Use our step-by-step guide to checking the location of images found on the internet.
Africa Check works hard to get the facts out there, so we want others to share our research far and wide. Here’s how to republish our reports, guides and factsheets.
Kenya’s Access to Information Act of 2016 allows citizens to ask for and get information from the state and even private companies. We explain how to go about it – and how well it works.
Learn how to smoke out hoaxers posing as the real deal on Twitter in this guide.
Fake news sites can look very convincing. Here are two tools as well as tips to help you check the credibility of a website.