The South African Police Service released crime statistics for the first three quarters of the 2016/17 financial year on 3 March 2017. This factsheet presents a summary.
Factsheets and guides
In South Africa, few subjects elicit as much debate and opinion as the country’s extensive social welfare programme. Does it indeed make people “lazy” and “dependent”? And is South Africa heading for a financial cliff because of it? We reviewed the research.
The quarterfinals of the 2017 Africa Cup of Nations takes place this weekend. Samba Dialimpa Badji takes a look at the figures behind Africa’s premier soccer event.
The Kenyan government argues that awarding pay raises to its increasingly agitated workers will squeeze the public wage bill. But some argue its elites are not subjected to the same standard. This factsheet sets out the evidence.
Just how efficient is South Africa’s university sector? Karen Jeynes explains how the throughput rate of students is calculated and what the most recent statistics show.
In 2012, Africa Check found that Cape Town had the lowest inequality – by a small margin – of South Africa’s metros, as measured by the Gini coefficient. This factsheet is an update and attempt to highlight the complexity of ranking South African cities’ high inequality rates.
Following #FeesMustFall protests, South Africa has announced free higher education for students from poor and working-class families. This factsheet details the available places at the country’s 26 public universities, government’s subsidies and how the National Student Financial Aid Scheme (NSFAS) will operate in future.
South Africa’s 2015/16 crime statistics were released by the police on 2 September 2016. This factsheet presents a summary of crimes of public interest.
FACTSHEET: Detention and deportation of undocumented migrants in South Africa at the Lindela Repatriation Centre
This factsheet looks at the available data on detention and deportation of undocumented migrants in South Africa’s Lindela Repatriation Centre.
Where do South Africa’s migrants come from? This factsheet looks at the geography of migration in the country.
This guide, published by Africa Check in cooperation with the Institute for Security Studies, explains what a reader needs to know to understand crime statistics and a short history of crime stats in South Africa.