Crime, income, social grants, obesity and migrants. We picked five facts about big South African talking points in 2017.
Kenya’s civil servant pay levels continue to attract national debate. Is the situation as bad as the deputy president recently depicted?
Just how likely are you to avoid diarrhea or the flu by regularly washing your hands? And how big a toll does diarrhea take among the very young?
Nigeria’s president is firmly back in the driving seat after two medical leaves of absence. Now mid-term, President Muhammadu Buhari has outlined his spending plans for 2018. But do his key claims add up?
Anti-poverty campaign group ONE is shining a spotlight on 10 countries, nine of them in Africa, where girls find it “toughest” to get an education. But does the data bear this out?
South Africa’s third energy minister for 2017 has high praise for the country’s nuclear capabilities. Here’s what we know about South Africa’s contribution to nuclear medicine.
In a publicity campaign, South Africa’s official opposition put a spotlight on the number of children dying due to a lack of food every day. But the figure is probably even higher.
It sounds implausible that South Africa would have less water available per resident than its neighbours Botswana and Namibia, home of the Kalahari and Namib deserts. But the claim checks out.