PALI LEHOHLA | Our hearts are green, data is gold: despite our leaders, there is still hope

Africa still has so much to explore, but we cannot ignore the barriers that stand in our way

29 October 2023 - 20:36 By PALI LEHOHLA

South Africa seems to succeed despite its leadership vacuum. Many continue to wish us well on all fronts. At the beginning of the game Jean-Louis Bodin, a prominent French statistician, sent me a good luck message for the Boks game against New Zealand. At the end of the game, Monsieur Bodin sent me a message of congratulations upon the Boks’ victory. The Fourth Drakensberg Inclusive Growth Forum went ablaze at the end of this nail-biting game. Bodin has remained a committed friend of South Africa Statistics System but also of the South African Rugby team. Statistics and sports make important teammates...

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