More than 50,000 sexual offences were recorded in South Africa in 2017/18. It’s been five years since the release of a government report on the reestablishment of sexual offences courts to deal with them. At the start of the 16 Days of Activism for No Violence against Women and Children Campaign, we take a closer look.
Factsheets and guides
We stack up the continent’s airlines by fleet size, number of employees, revenue, passengers carried and whether they’re making money.
This factsheet summarises statistics for South Africa’s main crimes of public interest during 2017/18.
Each rainy season Nigerians face a higher risk of cholera. Our factsheet looks at what causes these yearly outbreaks, what makes them worse, and what’s being done to prevent them.
Do key indicators give Nigeria’s education system a passmark? Our factsheet looks at the state of early childhood, primary and secondary education in the country.
How many South Africans want land for farming? The answer may depend on how you define farming. We look at five surveys conducted since 1994.
New labour force numbers from Kenya’s national statistics office suggest unemployment is falling. How were they arrived at?
What is autism? What do we know about this developmental disorder in South Africa, and what is still unknown? One thing is for sure: it’s not caused by vaccines.
What are the symptoms of Lassa fever, how does it spread and when is a vaccine expected?
What do we know about wealth in South Africa? In this factsheet, we explain the different ways in which wealth can be measured and also present available data sources.
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.
This step-by-step guide explains how to do a reverse image search to check whether the photo you saw on social media is the real thing.
Supposed scientific articles published in questionable academic journals can easily dupe researchers – and seriously erode the body of science. Here’s how to avoid such junk from polluting your research.
Black participation in the Johannesburg Stock Exchange continues to be the topic of heated debate in South Africa. This guide explains the different estimates and the methodologies used to arrive at them.
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.