Where do South Africa’s migrants come from? This factsheet looks at the geography of migration in the country.
Factsheets and guides
There are a number of official-sounding figures about the number of foreign-born migrants in South Africa but many of them are exaggerated or based on unsound data. This factsheet presents the best available data sources.
The factsheet explains the significant amendments proposed to South Africa’s Refugees Act 130 of 1998.
This factsheet explains the different types of residence permits available to foreign-born migrants in South Africa.
This factsheet sets out what we do – and what we don’t – know about the skills, work, and education levels of foreign-born migrants in South Africa.
MPs are paid – and quite handsomely at that – to represent the public in parliament from money paid to the government by taxpayers. Africa Check looks at how much South Africa’s MPs earn, what they actually do and try to identify the hardest-working MPs from the available data.
The zika virus is sweeping across South America, but it is an Asian mutation, different from the strains endemic in African countries. Does it mean African populations could be reinfected?
Scientists think Africa is particularly vulnerable to climate change due to its poverty levels, areas with scarce water sources and rain-fed agricultural production. This factsheet, the second on the topic of climate change, explores these reasons.
Media headlines often state that Africa will be hardest hit by climate change. But where does this idea come from and what led many scientists to think so?