A ‘trust deficit’ between govt & the media
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says there’s a need for government and the media to build on relations.
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says there's a need for government and the media to build on relations.
CAPE TOWN - Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says there's a lack of trust between government and the media.
The deputy president was addressing attendees of the Nat Nakasa Awards ceremony for courageous journalism at the Taj hotel in Cape Town, where Former Cape Times Editor Alide Dasnois walked away with the prestigious award.
Ramaphosa feels there's a trust deficit between the country's leadership and South African journalists.
He says it's a deficit that needs to be decreased.
"You have a responsibility as the media. Your responsibility is to analyse where this trust deficit resides and to see the best that you can do through your craft, to reduce this trust deficit."
Ramaphosa says there's a need for the two parties to build on relations.
Meanwhile, it's been announced Nakasa's body will be exhumed from United States soil and brought back to South Africa.
Nakasa was a South African short story writer and journalist who died after falling from a high rise building in New York.