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.

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GUIDE: How to spot predatory academic journals in the wild

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.

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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