Saturday marked exactly one year since South Africa went into lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19. The DA has therefore produced a scorecard rating each Minister together with their department between “A” and “F” based on their work during the pandemic.

Covid-19 presented a massive challenge to the South African government and while a few ministers stepped up to the occasion, the majority buckled under the pressure.

The pandemic exposed the deficiencies within the government and how the years of mismanagement, corruption and cadre deployment have hollowed out the State and its ability to effectively react to a national crisis. Covid also highlighted the lack of political leadership and vision in the Executive.

Here is a scorecard of various ministers and their departments’ performances as well as that of the President and his Deputy. Read full statement here: