Writing in his weekly ‘Letter to the Nation’ South African President Cyril Ramaphosa lauded the media for helping the country contain COVID-19 and insisted that it is time for the country to support them with the resources they need. “As a society we owe the media our full support. Whether it is electing to pay for content, supporting crowdfunded journalism, paying our SABC license fees, or simply buying a newspaper, we can all play our part to support this industry in crisis” Ramaphosa wrote. Ramaphosa also insisted that the country needs more journalists, not less and stressed that the “loss of even a single journalist is not just a loss to the industry but to the country” as a whole.