How often do protests turn violent in South Africa?

Apparently we have 11 service delivery protests a day across the country. An overwhelming majority – 82% –  are peaceful but we do have many that turn violent according to this Mail & Guardian article. Here’s a pie chart to help you visualise that 🙂 [PLEASE NOTE: I originally shared this …

Comparing the party manifesto launches

I collected tweets mentioning each of the three major parties’ election manifesto launches. This chart simply compares the volumes generated by each manifesto launch. The EFF led the way, followed by the DA and finally the ANC in third place. [PLEASE NOTE: I originally shared this post on the 6 …

Whose been speaking about Zuma’s Nkandla Constitutional Court hearing?

Here’s a network of all the conversations happening around the Constitutional Court’s Nkandla ruling. It’s based on the 84k tweets I’ve collected since this morning. The main communities that were discussing it are: DA (8.4% of users, 9.0% of tweets) News commentators incl. Ranjeni Munsamy & Stephen Grootes (5.9% of users, 9.7% …