Covid-19 named as SA's newsmaker of the year for 2020

04 March 2021 - 21:27
The National Press Club has named Covid-19 as the newsmaker of the year 2020.
The National Press Club has named Covid-19 as the newsmaker of the year 2020.
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Covid-19 has been named as the newsmaker of the year for 2020.

The National Press Club chairperson Val Boje made the announcement on Thursday night.

“No story dominated the news as much as Covid-19 did. From the day that the minister announced the first case, to the president addressing the nation about the lockdown and what we now call 'family meetings'," Boje said.

She gave the award in a virtual event to health minister Dr Zweli Mkhize, who accepted the award. Mkhize said he accepted it behalf on everyone in the country who had worked in the fight against the virus, including front-line workers.


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