Violent attacks on people living and working on farms in South Africa frequently make local and international headlines. This factsheet breaks down the available statistics and explores its limitations.
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Nigeria is currently trying to contain a meningitis epidemic which has killed hundreds of people – mostly children. Our factsheet examines the causes, symptoms and reasons why the country grapples to contain this disease, especially since an epidemic of this strain was predicted years ago.
Data on Nigeria’s matriculation examinations has been released for the first time in 7 years. Which state had the most applications? Where were more women admitted to tertiary institutions than men? This factsheet summarises the trends.
In Nigeria, government intervention in the foreign exchange market has led to numerous dollar exchange rates. Africa Check counted at least eight – there’s even one for pilgrims.
The South African Police Service released crime statistics for the first three quarters of the 2016/17 financial year on 3 March 2017. This factsheet presents a summary.
The quarterfinals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations takes place this weekend. Samba Dialimpa Badji takes a look at the figures behind Africa’s premier soccer event.
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.
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.