What proportion of South Africans live in poverty? How are the numbers calculated? And who is most vulnerable? This factsheet presents South Africa’s official poverty estimates.
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Has the health of Nigerians improved over the last decade, at least according to eight key indicators? We examined the trends revealed by a series of major surveys.
Eligible airlines will be allowed to transact their business in the region unfettered, or so the latest Pan-African agreement says. Africans hope it gets off the ground this time.
South Africa’s police service has released the country’s crime statistics for 2016/17. This factsheet provides a breakdown of the main crimes of public interest.
In winning Nigeria’s 2015 election, President Muhammadu Buhari successfully cast himself as an anti-corruption crusader. But as our factsheet shows, Nigerians’ experience with everyday bribery shows he has his work cut out.
How will Kenya’s next president be elected? What happens if there is no outright winner? And what will it cost? Our factsheet answers these and more.
South African universities dominate world university rankings on the continent. But how do ranking bodies determine if one university is better than another and can you really create objective “league tables”?
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.
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 fact-checking flow-chart and stick it up where you can quickly refer to it when a deadline is pressing.
Do you get confused by statistical terms like confidence intervals, causation and absolute percentage increases? Read this guide for a breakdown of common statistical errors.