Sunday, January 27, 2013

Stats SA officials made mistakes

Adriaan Bester embraces his civic duties as a South African patriot.Shutterstock 2013-01-27 10:25 Adriaan Bester embraces his civic duties as a South African patriot.Shutterstock Multimedia · User Galleries · News in Pictures Send us your pictures · Send us your stories Related Links Census cover doesn't add up... Stats Council defends Census data Stats SA vs the truth Johannesburg - Two senior Stats SA officials are facing disciplinary action for allegedly refusing to correct errors in the census, City Press reported on Sunday. A deputy director at Stats SA, Jairo Arrow, and a senior statistician, Marlize Pistorius, had apparently made mistakes that would have provided wrong figures of the census by province, as well as an incorrect national figure. "The evidence is that the results they presented were totally wrong and there were methodological and computational errors in what they presented to me," statistician-general Pali Lehohla was quoted as saying. He repeatedly asked them to find the problem and correct it. "Ms Pistorius and Dr Arrow argued that the results they presented to me in July would not change," he said. Disciplinary hearing Arrow presented a written apology to Lehohla and went on early retirement last Friday after facing a disciplinary hearing for "dereliction of duty and gross incompetence". Pistorius was also facing a disciplinary hearing, which would resume in February. She was responsible for the post-enumeration survey. This is a second, smaller population count used to determine by how much the initial census results have to be adjusted. University of Cape Town statisticians, Tom Moultrie and Rob Dorrington, had publicly raised concerns about the integrity of the post-enumeration survey and the reliability of the final count. The census cost R3.4bn. The results are used to allocate about R350bn in government funds each year, City Press reported. SAPA - - - - - COMMENTS BY SONNY - - - ARE THESE THE STATS ZUMA IS BRAGGING ABOUT WHEN HE SAYS THE ....."WHITES IN SA HAVE MUCH MORE MONEY THAN THEIR BLACK COUNTERPARTS?"........ The 2011 STATS WERE FLAWED! They were done in "PENCIL" so that they could be altered at will. We, THE WHITES OF SA REFUSE ACCEPTING THE FLAWED RESULTS OF THE 2011 STATS! WE REFUSE TO ACCEPT ANY CORRUPTION AND ABUSE BY THE RULING ANC PARTY! WE MIGHT BE A MINORITY GROUP, BUT WE WILL NOT COWER IN THE FACE OF ADVERSITY!

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