Don't let us fall for the purveyors of 'alternative facts'

18 October 2020 - 00:00 By Lindiwe Mazibuko

As a subscriber to the doctrine of evidence-based politics, I have more than once fallen prey to the simple elegance of the "fact-based retort" when confronted with the lived experience of someone whose belief that they are being victimised in some specific way is not borne out by evidence.

In my experience, SA's most pressing socioeconomic challenges tend to be observable in our daily understanding of life, as well as backed by rigorous data that confirms those intuitions...

This article is reserved for Sunday Times subscribers.

A subscription gives you full digital access to all Sunday Times content.

Already subscribed? Simply sign in below.

Registered on the BusinessLIVE, Business Day or Financial Mail websites? Sign in with the same details.

Questions or problems? Email helpdesk@timeslive.co.za or call 0860 52 52 00.