Tom Moultrie’s Sad facts – occasional musings on the abuse of statistics
I was alerted to this statistical horror by a friend who found it on the Guardian’s website; the screengrab above shows the original source cited by the Guardian. Nowhere on oneinnine’s website is evidence marshalled to support their contention.
“In South Africa a woman is more likely to be raped than learn how to read”. Say what?
A micro-nanosecond’s consideration should have you scratching your head in trying to interpret this “fact”. Continue reading SA women more likely to be raped than to learn how to read?
With the recent arrest and interrogation of a university student in Cape Town, the President’s security team have flagrantly and unapologetically violated a citizens right to freedom of expression. The FSI strongly condemns the actions taken by Captain Sandisile Mafunda, and hopes that the Captain, the Minister of Police and the President will apologise for the incident and take measures to ensure that it does not happen again.
Jacques Rousseau, Director of the FSI, has written more about the incident here
In a press release dated February 8, the National Interfaith Leadership Council (NILC) has called on us to forgive Zuma and move on as a nation. A response, written in my personal capacity, can be found here.
A FSI response to the Morne Harmse sentence was published in The Star (14 September) – read it here (pdf, 405kb). The op-ed also appeared in the Durban Mercury and the Cape Argus.