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Mandatory vaccines: The debate continues – Matthew Kruger

Earlier in the week BizNews published a piece (read here) by Research Fellow Matthew Kruger, which argued that it’s a “shared, narcissistic disgust of others” that is motivating the move towards mandatory vaccines. Originally published by the Helen Suzman Foundation, Kruger opined that it is not vaccination that he takes issue with, but rather “the…

Mandatory vaccines: Ethics, legality and constitutionality around compulsory inoculation – Prof Dhai
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Mandatory vaccines: Ethics, legality and constitutionality around compulsory inoculation – Prof Dhai

Freelance healthcare journalist Chris Bateman is joined by Professor Ames Dhai, the founder and former director of the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics at the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences. What’s more, Dhai also serves as the vice-chair on the Ministerial Advisory Committee for Covid-19 vaccines. She joined BizNews to discuss Covid-19 vaccination and mandatory…

Mandatory vaccination: does Covid-19 pose a serious enough threat to override the Constitution?
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Mandatory vaccination: does Covid-19 pose a serious enough threat to override the Constitution?

If we – just for a second – set aside whatever merit there may be to any and all arguments either for or against mandatory vaccination, one thing has become clear – it is an issue that has rapidly ripped through and divided our society. Though very few signs of the Rainbow Nation that South…

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Discovery’s mandatory vaccination policy – CEO Adrian Gore’s moral argument

As much as mandatory vaccination policies had become an anticipated reality, the announcement last week by Discovery of its intention to move to a mandatory vaccination policy for SA-based employees – effective 1 January 2022 – still came as a shock. The imposition of mandatory vaccination upon all of Discovery’s almost 10,000 employees is hard to digest,…

Mandatory vaccination: Gore is wrong – Neasa
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Mandatory vaccination: Gore is wrong – Neasa

Gerhard Papenfus and Jaco Swart of the National Employers Association of South Africa (Neasa) talk about a topic being discussed around a number of boardrooms around the world – mandatory vaccination. The topic has come under intense scrutiny since Adrian Gore, founder of Discovery, said that all 10,000 strong of the conglomerate’s workforce would be…

‘Mandatory vaccination presents a constitutional issue’ – David Shapiro
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‘Mandatory vaccination presents a constitutional issue’ – David Shapiro

As is customary for a Monday, David Shapiro shares his pearls of wisdom on all things topical in the investment world, with the veteran analyst having recently returned from a month-long trip to the US. David emphasises the need for all South African’s to think out-the-box and encourage critical thinking, as he experienced in America.…

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MAILBOX: Mandatory vaccination and similar policies spells the return of fascism

Mandatory vaccination, vaccine passports and now the imposition of penalties upon those who choose to retain their right not to get vaccinated have all – what feels like very suddenly – become very controversial issues that are afflicting our reality. Whether or not someone agrees with these notions is peripheral to the fact that – for the…

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Mandatory vaccination has no place in a free society – PANDA

According to the Department of Tourism, South Africa plans to introduce a vaccine passport. The notion of vaccine passports and mandatory vaccination – for all intents and purposes, the two go hand in hand – seemed like a distant reality just yesterday. Today, however, is another story. This article on mandatory vaccination was authored by…