Dynamite disclosures in 20G data dump exposes DOH disdain for public consultancy

Posted on 06/15/2022

Of 300 000 public responses to proposed regulations, Department of Health officials read just 132 – and completely ignored the fact that 97% of the submissions were against them. The regulations propose indefinitely imposing mask-wearing; need to provide vaccination certificates for access into SA and large gatherings; and the capping of audiences in public facilities to 50% of capacity. In addition, now public emails by DDG Dr Nicholas Crisp confirm official disdain of the consulting cornerstone of the SA democratic process. In this interview with BizNews founder Alec Hogg, Sakeliga’s Russell Lamberti and Tian Alberts unpack disclosures laid bare after the court forced the DOH to hand over 20G of data files to its court opponent.