Editorial staff
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30 Jul 2022
5:45 am

SA’s cake is being sliced too thin

Editorial staff

Layered on top of that bleak scenario is corruption and incompetence.

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There are a number of experts who wonder whether Statistics SA (Stats SA) made an accurate enough estimate of the number of foreigners during its mid-year assessment of this country’s total population figures. Dawie Roodt, chief economist at the Efficient Group, for example, speculated there could have been an undercount and there might be more people in the country – many of them illegal immigrants from the rest of Africa – than officially recorded. Stats SA believes it has accurate figures for the number of foreigners living here, but that is not the worrying aspect of its assessment of our...