The rate of murder, sexual offences and assault has risen in South Africa. We summarise data on eight categories of crime from the police’s statistics for April 2018 to March 2019.
Factsheets and guides
Companies will now pay extra taxes based on their carbon emissions. Africa Check revisits the basics of carbon emissions and how South Africa stacks up.
What does the Reserve Bank do? Who owns it? And what would nationalising the bank mean? We answer nine questions about South Africa’s central bank.
What is proportional representation? What are its weaknesses? And what other kinds of representation are there? We answer three frequently asked questions about South Africa’s election system.
Who has access to water? How has access changed since 1994? Are South Africans satisfied with their water services? We answer three frequently asked questions about water in South Africa.
How many households have proper toilets? How has access changed since 1994? How do people who share toilet facilities rate their quality? We answer three frequently asked questions about sanitation in South Africa.
Who has access to electricity? How has access changed since 1994? Are South Africans satisfied with their electricity services? We answer three frequently asked questions about electricity in South Africa.
What does the state land audit tell us about land ownership? What are its flaws? Who wants land, and why? We answer three frequently asked questions about land in South Africa.
How is unemployment measured? Does South Africa have the worst unemployment rate in the world? And is a ‘work opportunity’ the same as a job? We answer three frequently asked questions about jobs in South Africa.
How is poverty measured in South Africa? How many poor people are there? And can it be measured differently? We answer three frequently asked questions about poverty in South Africa.
Video can be easily manipulated, misrepresented and created. This is a guide to spotting three types of misleading videos.
Always ask yourself (and other users) these five questions before you forward a WhatsApp message. Be aware before you share!
To mark International Fact-Checking Day on 2 April, we have updated our handy guide to help you sift out the real from the dodge when it comes to your health. Be safe.
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.