Tag Archives: South Africa

Staring into the abyss of special privileges

Take a vast chasm, a tightrope, pea-soup mists and swirling, vicious gusts of wind – then a person steps onto that rope, destination unseen. Such are the ingredients for the kind of ‘recipe for disaster’ if a country embarks on creating charter upon charter of special privileges for one or more interest groups – no matter how profound the interest.

Read more on the proposed South African Charter of Religious Rights and Freedoms in the Daily Maverick.

SA women more likely to be raped than to learn how to read?

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?