A report published by the World Economic Forum (WEF) has ranked the quality of South Africa’s maths and science education last out of 148 countries. But is the ranking an accurate reflection of the state of schooling in the country?
In any country, governments, business and civil society need accurate population figures in order to plan their services properly. This factsheet explains what we do, and do not, know about Nigeria’s population numbers.
The provision of housing in South Africa was described as one of the country’s biggest challenges in 1994. But what is the situation now? This Africa Check guide looks at the housing situation in South Africa
Has the South African government redistributed 9.4-million hectares of land, or 7.3-million hectares, since 1994? President Jacob Zuma has laid claim to both figures in two separate speeches. And government officials appear unable to explain the discrepancy.
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.