FACTSHEET: Africa’s leading causes of death

The World Health Organisation’s most recent data on global deaths has good news for the African continent, including fewer people dying of HIV/AIDS and malaria. The bad news is that deaths due to lifestyle factors are on the rise.

FACTSHEET: The state of South Africa’s prisons

South Africa’s most famous ex-prisoner wrote in his autobiography that “no one truly knows a nation until one has been inside its jails”. In this factsheet, we provide data to show what’s going on inside South African prisons.

FACTSHEET: Statistics on farm attacks & murders in SA

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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GUIDE: How to stop falling for fake news

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.

GUIDE: The five-step fact-check

Print our useful fact-checking flow-chart and stick it up where you can quickly refer to it when a deadline is pressing.

GUIDE: How to create a map with data

Visualising data on a map can be a intimidating – there’s a lot of jargon and it can get quite complicated. This guide is designed to demystify mapping.

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