As the world waits for an effective Covid-19 vaccine to be developed, the processes by which medicines are approved have received increased attention. We explain how it works in South Africa.
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.
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?
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.
The words used to describe migration can be confusing, but definitions are important when we discuss the movements of people. We look at the most common terms.
We unpack key aspects of this wireless technology, which has in recent months found itself at the fore of public health debate.
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.
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.
Despite the country being a key focus of the global campaign to eradicate the mosquito-borne disease, authorities are struggling to land the telling blow.
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.