Date issued: December 2018
Report: Quality of life in South Africa - (FreeFacts report/Issue 8)
Extract from report: “Two things are apparent – white South Africans in general have the best quality of life, while black South Africans have the worst. White South Africans fare well on most indicators, such as the matric pass rate, incomes, low levels of unemployment, and access to medical aid. Conversely, black people do relatively poorly on these indicators. This tells us two things. White South Africans have fared relatively well since 1994. This is partly because of the legacy of apartheid, which resulted in their having, on average, higher levels of education, and higher incomes and family wealth.”
Download the report and read for yourself. You can make your own interpretation and decide what good information like these have for us as South Africans.
We reject these types of reports!, we dont need them.
Date issued: September 2018
Report: South Africa's Family Fabric - (FreeFacts report/Issue 5)
Extract from report: “Two thirds of Black children live with their parent(s) as well as relatives. On the other hand, two thirds of Indian/Asian children and 73% of White children live with their parent(s) only. Some 40.8% of all children live with their mother only, 34.9% with both parents, 21.3% with neither parent and just 3% with their father only.
A brief look at crime — one of the major issues affecting families — shows that in 2016/17, 81.8% of murder victims, 76.6% of attempted murder victims and 65.1% of serious assault victims were men. Many of South Africa’s social ills can be attributed to problems relating to the lack of a stable family environment. For the many children who do not know their fathers, live in extended families, or even run households by themselves, the risk of negative prospects in life is heightened.”
In this report the SAIRR also have the data available of what race group is the most violent compared to the other groups. I don’t even want to elaborate further on these data because the interpretations that one can make from these are so degrading and inaccurate. It puts a label on you as a person that are part of that particular race group. It just not fair. And for what and why do they compile these data for?
South Africa, read for yourself and let us know what you think: email me at: firstname.lastname@example.org .
PARC strongly questions the value of the inputs and relevance of the SAIRR in today's society. Is it acceptable and morally right that any government or non-government institution should collect data from the South African population purely based on race. This is so much indicative of the past and very irrelevant for our future as a nation.
The SAIRR creates statistical reports wherein they compare the four South African race groups with each other. We believe that the principle of comparing groups of people with each other are wrong and unethical. Today these statistics are as relevant as comparing groups of people based on their body weight, colour of their eyes, body length or size of their shoes.
The actions, social behaviour, economical wealth or political opinions of the “group”, based on skin colour cannot be of real value, does not add anything positive in addressing socio-economic issues in our nation, nor does it have any positive influence on national cohesion.
What is the reason why you would want to create comparative statistics when the individual members within the group are not linked to each other on so many other aspects? Remember the false narrative of difference of intelligence between race groups and the negative false influence it had in the past?
For these reasons these statistics should not exist. It is open for interpretation of any kind and could be that the one person in a particular race group would brag or falsely subconsciously be indoctrinated that they are doing better than others at certain things. Does these kind of statistics contribute to building positive relationships between people?
If the SAIRR refer to themselves as monitoring race relations, then what have they been doing up to now to heal or mend race relationships? Does the action of comparing and evertime just criticising groups of people on such a false basis as the colour of their skin help to encourage people, or is it a constant false reminder of how bad we as South Africans are doing? Is it a reflection to the international world of how ineffective South Africans are? The race based statistics in South Africa could also not be accurate because who is regarded as a Black person, White, Coloured and Indian? Racial classification has officially been removed from our laws in 1991.
The SAIRR keep us as nation divided through these types of statistics and surveys based on such false grounds as skin colour. What will the IRR be without race classification? Would they still want to continue their work or are their work racially based to benefit only a certain group and monitor the wealth of those people?
Some examples of bad statistics:
Creating statistics like these will make people angry to different extends. The person who is winning the most in the comparison (competition) would love the statistic the most. This would give him or her false statistical evidence that he or she is better than the rest. Dead things could be compared to each other, not human dignity.
Are we fighting for a better past, or are we fighting for a better future?