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South African Publisher Nadia Goetham dies from Covid-19 complications

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Nadia Goetham a popular South African publisher has succumbed to the complications she had from Covid-19.

The publisher was reported dead this morning, her family confirmed that she died of a Covid-19 medical condition on Sunday.

 

“Nadia, who carved her early career in print journalism and later made her mark in the book publishing arena, will be sorely missed by her family and friends. Her death was swift and untimely. Our hearts are shattered,” the family’s statement read.

Goetham joined Jacana Media in September 2015, first as a production manager before becoming a publisher committed to bringing new authors’ work to print.

Numerous other notable publisher have shared their heartfelt condolence to her family, Former newspaper editor and author Gasant Abarder posted:

“Every author she had worked with will tell you about her passion and care for her craft. She made you believe in yourself when that self-doubt crept in. Always cheering on writers, giving advice and counsel irrespective of who your publisher was. An incredible human being.”

Author Nechama Brodie shared: “ Every interaction with Nadia was always full of energy, often laughter, humour. She always shared support for authors and the industry, and constant, visible love for her family.”

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