MyNews24 is a user-generated section of The stories here come from users.

Comments: 16
Article views: 1261
Latest Badges:

View all Mokhosoa's badges.

Stats SA vs the truth

30 October 2012, 21:04
If you have ever entered a class where statistics was about to be the main brain meal for the next couple of months, you most likely have come across the definition of Statistics. No; not the Oxford dictionary one. I'm talking about the Statistics: Lies, lies and more bloody lies.

Let's get one thing straight; South Africa doesn't have close to 52 million people living in it. I'd say were more close to 60 million. The problem with statistics and, indeed, the practitioners of this pseudo science, is that the results can be molded to say anything you want them to say; this applies most to those seeking political affirmation and second terms. Obama has already "proven" that the American economy is on mend, even though there are millions of Americans without jobs for years now.

Our incumbent President and ruling political party will probably take these numbers (Census 2011 results) and prove that they have indeed improved the lives of all Black South Africans...but what they will not clarify is that they have taken from Paul and paid Peter. But Peter still doesn't know how to farm, manufacture or indeed create an economy of his own.

I doubt they will clarify, No scratch that, I know they will not clarify and hammer home the point that going forward, the results are bound to get worse as the population balloons, the education level (already happened) tanks and the GDP shrinks. Our current public service and infrastructure is in the hands of morons and imbeciles. Corruption has quadrupled, and productivity is in the doldrums. 
No. They will sit and gloat on the increasing income levels (above inflation) and housing (sub standard) delivery. Our shower headed Commander in Chief will probably get to keep his seat because there's enough hyenas to make sure that happens. I don't doubt the work or the necessity of a department or entity such as Stats SA; I just doubt the results that come out of there. 
Disclaimer: All articles and letters published on MyNews24 have been independently written by members of News24's community. The views of users published on News24 are therefore their own and do not necessarily represent the views of News24. News24 editors also reserve the right to edit or delete any and all comments received. publishes all comments posted on articles provided that they adhere to our Comments Policy. Should you wish to report a comment for editorial review, please do so by clicking the 'Report Comment' button to the right of each comment.

Comment on this story
Comments have been closed for this article.

Read more from our Users

Submitted by
Readers respond: Biggest reason f...

'My kids know that the car will not move an inch if they don't have seat belts on.', 'This is my child so don't tell me what to do,' Wheels24 readers share their thoughts on why so many South African parents are not buckling-up their children. Read more...

0 comments 1821 views
Submitted by
Daniel Sutherland
What is the real aim and agenda o...

We can not start to understand what their agenda is, before we looked where they started and it began with Chumani Maxwele’s Rhodes must fall campaign. Read more...

0 comments 2133 views
Submitted by
Molifi Tshabalala
Can we trust new Public Protector...

Busisiwe Mkhwebane raises fears that she may be captured, which essentially feeds into the DA’s allegation that she was a spy closed to President Jacob Zuma.  Read more...

0 comments 3317 views
Submitted by
Don Baney
An easy solution to the #feesmust...

Amidst the chaos that is disrupting our tertiary institutions, there is a very easy solution to the frustration that has boiled over into chaos in our tertiary institutions. Read more...

0 comments 1607 views
Submitted by
Tyler Dean Smith
Students and what they want and w...

To the students of South Africa that think that they have been wrongly promised the a free education Read more...

0 comments 1803 views
Submitted by
Lindie Langa
Fees Must Fall No Coincidence nor...

Let me tell you my dearly beloved fellow country men and women, this whole "fees must fall debacle" is not accidental, neither is it purely political or eocio-economic.  Read more...

0 comments 1143 views


E-mail Alerts The latest headlines in your inbox

RSS feeds News delivered really simply.

Mobile News24 on your mobile or PDA

E-mail Newsletters You choose what you want

News24 on Android Get the latest from News24 on your Android device.

SMS Alerts Get breaking news stories via SMS.

TV Get us in your home, on your television.

Interactive Advertising Bureau
© 2016 All rights reserved.
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.


Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.

Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire network.


Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.

Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.