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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...

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...

November 22, 2017

GeoScope is a product developed using Ask Afrika's Target Group Index (TGI) consumer behaviour database in partnership with AfricaScope who have done the modelling and mapping of the data

Original post: Posted By: TMO Adson: July 03, 2017In: Cybertorials

The Me...

November 9, 2017

I remain surprised as I monitor happenings in the global geospatial industry that we have not progressed as far as we should have in our thinking in a number of key areas. This is especially the case in the application of geospatial data to inform decision-making in th...

November 1, 2017

As I was reading the article in Wheels24 on crimes related to the motor industry and the stern warning to be "vigilant & risk aware" I am again conscience of the fact that knowing in which police stations these crimes are being committed is imperative. This does not se...

October 17, 2017

The answer to this question is a unanimous 'YES"......... and "NO". Programmes implemented since 1994 such as the social grants has seen a dramatic improvement in the welfare of many South Africans. This is reflected in the annual monitoring of Living Standard Measures...

October 16, 2017

Statistics South Africa released their building statistics report. What an amazing dataset especially in a mapped format. Contains the data for local municipalities on the number, size and value of residential, non-residential and additions/alterations. What an amazing...

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