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May 24, 2019

Information for Africa and about Africa

Over the past decade AfricaScope has participated in some of the most important studies undertaken in South Africa and on the African continent. Through these experiences we have built a sound knowledge and understanding of the co...

May 16, 2019

Conducting a survey in one day to monitor the 2019 national & provincial elections in South Africa is one of the most difficult surveys one can conduct. There are no second chances, you only have one day to get it done.

AfricaScope SA worked with the Human Sciences Res...

March 20, 2019

EE Publishers recently published information on the 2018 demographic estimates that AfricaScope updates on an annual basis. What is also important to emphasize is that demographic estimates is one of South Africa's fundamental geospatial datasets. Not only South Africa...

March 13, 2019

AfricaScope undertook a study aimed at understanding the channels, volumes and frequency of remittances by Zimbabweans living in Botswana on behalf of FinMark Trust.

Cross-border remittances, defined as “money sent home” are an important source of income for families of...

July 22, 2018

South African 2016-2017 crime statistics at police precinct level


Crime statistics are key to identifying the extent of risk within an area. They also identify high priority areas for the implementation of private security initiatives and community patrolling. Statisti...

June 29, 2018

Twenty interviewers and team leaders were trained as part of the Other Foundation's national attitudinal survey of sexual orientation and gender identity in Malawi. What a wonderful bunch of people that will go across the country interviewing the general population abo...

June 21, 2018

In 2012, AfricaScope issued a press release entitled: Maponya Mall best located large regional shopping centre in Gauteng (see below).The article emphasized the importance of building malls in the townships of Gauteng. Over the last 6 years there has been the the devel...

May 31, 2018

AfricaScope using innovating methods has been able to map the geospatial datasets below. The datasets are for 2016 and cover topics such as access to motor vehicles, Internet and mobile phones. Datasets on household expenditure and employment area also available at the...

May 29, 2018

AfricaScope is planning to develop algorithms that will enable the automatic detection of dwellings on remote sensing imagery. The concept is to place a point on top of buildings of different types and to impute population and other socio-economic statistics to the dw...

May 20, 2018

Artificial Neural Networks (ANN) have the power to revolutionize the way we use Geographical Information Systems (GIS) and create geospatial data. For the past 15 years AfricaScope has used ANN in the modelling and mapping of nationally representative household surveys...

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