Failure to gather statistics or use them is SA's fatal policy error

SA has monumental lapses when it comes to collecting, updating and even using statistical information, says the former statistician-general

16 August 2020 - 00:00 By PALI LEHOHLA

Economics matters. Periodic and frequent supply and consumption of statistics, be they demographic, social or economic, matter even more for economic policy. Yet our South African democracy has monumental lapses when it comes to statistical information...

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