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Official statistics show the number of women being killed is rising. Data we’ve collected for the past 5 years gives insight into who these women were and what happened to them.

Is this year’s fire season in the mother city much worse than in previous years? We take a look at the data from the past 10 years to find out.

Paying for basic services such as transport and electricity can swallow up 60% of a minimum wage, leaving about R1,560 for food and other expenses.

The majority of the 1,300 energy projects registered with South Africa’s national energy regulator between 2018 and 2023 were below 1MW capacity.

The class of 2023 recorded the highest matric pass rate since at least 2009. But fewer learners are finishing school and only a third wrote maths.

Outlier Insights is a new project that makes it easy to view and interrogate datasets – such as 13 years of South African matric results.

And more than half of them have been in the past 20 years.

About 1 in every 4 people living in Gauteng was born in another part of the country.

No early start for 40% of the country’s young children.

As large numbers of properties are turned into short-term rental accommodation for visitors, housing options for local residents decrease

Africa has 60% of the world’s solar potential but generates 2% of the total solar power

When programs such as Flourish or Datawrapper don’t have the map format you need, you can make your own custom map. Here’s how.

If you’re planning on building projects in SvelteKit, it needs a slightly different set-up to Leaflet.js. Here’s what you need to do to get it to work.

It has a pretty steep learning curve but it’s definitely worth the effort to learn OpenRefine if you need to clean large amounts of very messy data.

At The Outlier we publish a lot of static graphics and we like to apply our own styles. Here’s how we do it using Flourish and Figma.

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