" 'I don't do maths' is often said as a badge of pride, as though it excuses any personal responsibility. Yet, as job seekers, you say it at your peril."

I have read the attached article in Die Burger of 10 August 2012. The article confirms the urgent need for the teaching of mathematical literacy. It strengthen the view that if a person can do and understand maths he or she is not necessarily mathematical literate or numerate.