How most of the planet is used by humans

Seventy-two percent of the world’s land is used

Gold jewellery sales in India, by the numbers

Half of the 840t of gold consumed in India each year is bought during the wedding season (October to December and mid-April to May)

SA’s population, by the numbers

63.9% of South Africans (37.6m) are under the age of 34

SA’s unemployment in numbers

The Eastern Cape, with an unemployment rate of 35.4%, is the province with the most jobless people

SA’s share of global trade, in numbers

1.5% is the increase in merchandise exports from SA between 2008 and 2018

Internet advertising: still the largest market

Forty-four percent of ad spend was made up of internet ads in 2018. This is set to rise to 47% in 2019 and 52% in 2020

Cape Town rainfall, in numbers

49,418Ml of water flowed into Cape Town’s six main dams in a 24-hour period, mainly on Tuesday, July 23

World hunger, by the numbers

820m people worldwide do not have enough to eat. After decades of decline, malnutrition began to increase in 2015, mainly because of climate change and war

Ebola outbreak, by the numbers

2,578 cases of Ebola have been reported in the Democratic Republic of Congo since an outbreak in August 2018

Hospitality sector, by the numbers

R16.7bn is the revenue that accrued to the local hotel industry in 2018, according to PwC's most recent hospitality outlook

Is bitcoin making a comeback?

R149,170 is what bitcoin was worth last week

Lopsided income distribution around the world

The lowest-paid 50% of workers receive just 6.4% of the global share of salaries

What a date night costs around the world

Here’s what a night out in China, Poland, Mexico and SA cost 10 years ago versus today

Airline profits in 2019, by the numbers

$6.12 per passenger is the profit that the airline industry is expected to make in 2019, according to the International Air Transport Association

The numbers behind the gold price rise

Gold is regarded as a safe-haven asset. Threats of a US attack on Iran boost the outlook for it

World refugees, by the numbers

70.8m was the number of people fleeing war, persecution and conflict in 2018, according to the UN High Commission for Refugees