FACTSHEET: South Africa’s crime statistics for 2019/20

We look at a number of crimes in the public interest, and include the rate of crimes committed relative to the most recent population estimates – a measure not included in the police’s crime statistics for 1 April 2019 to 31 March 2020.

Factsheet: Child malnutrition in South Africa

Malnutrition in children can lead to wasting, stunting, underweight and obesity, putting the child at risk of illness – and difficulties later in life. How serious is the problem in South Africa, and how has it changed over time?

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FACTSHEET: South Africa’s civil service in numbers

How many civil servants does South Africa’s government employ, and what do their wages cost the public purse? We examine available data to find out how the numbers have changed over the years.

FACTSHEET: Coronavirus and the Covid-19 outbreak

What are the symptoms of Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus? How can I protect myself and others? Why is social distancing important? We answer your questions.

FACTSHEET: Child undernutrition in Africa 

What is undernutrition? How many children in Africa are underweight, stunted or wasted, or don’t get the minimum amount of food they need? Our factsheet takes a closer look at the indicators.  

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GUIDE: How to verify South African government Facebook pages

Joke and hoax Facebook pages set up to look like official government accounts appear to be a national pastime in South Africa. We list five questions you can ask yourself to identify what’s real and what’s not.

Guide: Facebook scams and how to spot them

You’ve seen a job ad, a loan offer or a giveaway on Facebook, but you’re not sure if it’s the real deal. How can you tell? Here are some of the signs of a Facebook scam.

Guide: How to vet information during a pandemic

Covid-19, the disease caused by the new coronavirus, has the world firmly in its grip. In all the uncertainty, how can you tell fact from fiction? Our guide gives three tips.

Guide: Mean, median and mode

Confused by the difference between the mean, the median and the mode? This guide gives the answers

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