“Listen, it’s not going to be easy… this thing’s not gone,” said Western Cape Premier Alan Winde. During an interview with Daily Maverick, Winde outlined what the province had gone through over the past seven months during the Covid-19 lockdown and what’s next.
“I think in the last six months my mind got blown almost every day by just amazing things that were happening in this province, both in government and outside of government. We had some amazing innovations that came out of Covid-19 [that] changed the way that I think we as government do business.”
Speaking on some of the early challenges, including food distribution, Winde said: “We were dealing with things and doing things that we’d never done before. Everybody was learning. You know, government’s job is not to