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Letters to the editor: February 17 to 23 2017
Letters to the editor: February 17 to 23 2017
President Jacob Zuma relies on statistics in his State of the Nation address (Sona) to “prove” how South Africa has progressed under ANC rule. In...
Lesbian activist's murder puts spotlight on hate crime; shocking new statistics
Lesbian activist's murder puts spotlight on hate crime; shocking new statistics
"For the longest time, we just knew udaliwe [she was created the way she was].”
How to win – without the ball
How to win – without the ball
An abundance of statistical oddities dominated the opening round of Super Rugby last week. In a tournament that demands home wins for any team...
Editorial: The good news on death stats
Editorial: The good news on death stats
"One of the best ways to help the living is by counting the dead," Statistics South Africa said in its report on mortality in South Africa, released...
The stats tell stories that are probably best ignored
The stats tell stories that are probably best ignored
The great cricketer Sir Donald Bradman never got his head around the idea that people could enjoy cricket without being any good at it. Specifically,...
Why it is wrong to call SA (or any country) the 'rape capital of the world'
Why it is wrong to call SA (or any country) the 'rape capital of the world'
Claims that South Africa, the Democratic Republic of Congo or even India can lay claim to the unwanted title of "rape capital of the world" have been doing the rounds for well over a decade....
SA's maths and science: When are stats not stats?
SA's maths and science: When are stats not stats?
This is the case of the statistics extracted by the Democratic Alliance – and parroted by news organisations – from the World Economic...

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