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As the fourth wave of Covid-19 infections spreads through South Africa, many companies are introducing measures to make vaccination mandatory and ensure their workplaces are safe.


South Africa, along with ten other countries, will be taken off the United Kingdom’s Red List after weeks of uncertainty around international travel. 


Last Week the University of Witwatersrand’s council approved Wits Covid-19 vaccination policy after weeks of deliberation.


Vaccination is widely recognised around the world as the most effective tool in combating the Covid-19 pandemic. 


President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation following the discovery of a new Covid-19 variant.


South African President Cyril Ramaphosa has come out against the decisions taken by a number of countries to ban or restrict travel from the Southern African region.


On Thursday, South Africa’s Department of Health held an emergency briefing to inform the public that a new variant of the Covid-19 virus has been detected in the country.


On Thursday the Department of Health held an emergency briefing to discuss a new variant of Covid-19 that has been detected in South Africa.


In preparation of a fourth wave of Covid-19 cases, South Africa’s Department of Health is racing against time to vaccinate as many citizens as possible.


Making vaccines mandatory has a hotly debated topic since the rollout of Covid-19 vaccinations in South Africa.


 There is currently no law in South Africa that requires a person to take the Covid-19 vaccine if they do not want to.


Last week the University of Witwatersrand (Wits) announced a framework that would require staff and students who have not received the Covid-19 vaccine to prove that they are not infected with the virus.


The Bhekisisa Centre for Health Journalism recently published an article explaining that making the Covid-19 vaccine mandatory does not have to infringe on the rights of citizens.


During the Covid-19 pandemic, universities in South Africa were forced to halt operations and close. Some universities are yet to return to classes in a full capacity as many have adopted a mixed approach to learning with Online classes being the order of the day.


Making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory is fast becoming a hotly debated topic. While choosing to get vaccinated remains a personal choice, mechanisms are being introduced to encourage people to get vaccinated.

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