Information failures in the time of Covid

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Health Minister Zweli Mkhize conducts an oversight visit to Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria earlier this month. Criticism has been levelled at government for its communication failures. Picture: Gallo Images
Health Minister Zweli Mkhize conducts an oversight visit to Steve Biko Academic Hospital in Pretoria earlier this month. Criticism has been levelled at government for its communication failures. Picture: Gallo Images

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Government’s lack of a clear development communication strategy has made things worse, argue Brightness Mangolothi and Malesela Maubane.

It’s been almost a year since South Africa’s first confirmed case of Covid-19 was reported. President Cyril Ramaphosa and Health Minister Zweli Mkhize are widely praised for how they have handled the communication about the pandemic since March.

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