|Dr John Steytler|
People, governments, corporations and other stakeholders have realised how critical data, facts, figures and statistics are to the development to propel nations to greater heights. Not just in Namibia, or in the SADC region, but globally the mining of data and basing policies and blue-prints for the future on real, reliable and well-researched statistics is now the norm.
New careers such as being data scientist now exist. Statistics is at the centre of the data revolution. The Namibia Statistics Agency (NSA) has successfully managed to place statistics and development at the epicentre of national discourse and continues to do so, stimulating and assisting other stakeholders to do the same.