The Kenyan government argues that awarding pay raises to its increasingly agitated workers will squeeze the public wage bill. But some argue its elites are not subjected to the same standard. This factsheet sets out the evidence.
Just how efficient is South Africa’s university sector? Karen Jeynes explains how the throughput rate of students is calculated and what the most recent statistics show.
In 2012, Africa Check found that Cape Town had the lowest inequality – by a small margin – of South Africa’s metros, as measured by the Gini coefficient. This factsheet is an update and attempt to highlight the complexity of ranking South African cities’ high inequality rates.
#FeesMustFall protests have South Africa’s 26 public universities in turmoil. This factsheet rounds up the numbers driving these protests: available places, government’s subsidies and how much money the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) provides.
South Africa’s 2015/16 crime statistics were released by the police on 2 September 2016. This factsheet presents a summary of crimes of public interest.
FACTSHEET: Detention and deportation of undocumented migrants in South Africa at the Lindela Repatriation Centre
This factsheet looks at the available data on detention and deportation of undocumented migrants in South Africa’s Lindela Repatriation Centre.
Where do South Africa’s migrants come from? This factsheet looks at the geography of migration in the country.
There are a number of official-sounding figures about the number of foreign-born migrants in South Africa but many of them are exaggerated or based on unsound data. This factsheet presents the best available data sources.
Many reports on migration focus on international migration but the vast majority of migration that happens in South Africa happens within its borders. This factsheet explores the available data on the country’s domestic migration.
The factsheet explains the significant amendments proposed to South Africa’s Refugees Act 130 of 1998.
In South Africa, fake news websites are mushrooming. How do you recognise a fake news story and what can you do to stop these websites? Anim van Wyk provides some tips.
The massive movements of people, fueled by the ongoing Syrian refugee crisis, has put migration at the top of the global human rights agenda. This guide looks at how migration, migrants and refugees are defined in South Africa.
Scientific research is conducted by experts, but they may have agendas of their own. How can journalists and the public tell whether they’re peddling rubbish science?
Print our useful flow-chart and stick it up where you can quickly refer to it when a deadline is pressing.
Here’s help if you get confused by statistical terms such as confidence intervals, causation and absolute percentage increases.