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.

FACTSHEET: Statistics on farm attacks & murders in SA

Violent attacks on people living and working on farms in South Africa frequently make local and international headlines. This factsheet breaks down the available statistics and explores its limitations.

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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.

GUIDE: How to spot fakes & hoaxes online

The Internet is awash with fakers. Re-publishing or re-posting their online content hurts the credibility of those who fail to ask the right questions. This guide provides tips on verifying content found online – a helping hand in spotting the fakes and hoaxes first.

GUIDE: Understanding and reporting on opinion polls

Never take the findings of an opinion poll for granted. Not all opinion polls and surveys are created equal and journalists should always interrogate the findings and question how a poll or survey was done. This guide examines the questions that should be asked.

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