Several of South Africa’s leading companies have announced their intention to introduce mandatory vaccination policies within their organisations. The debate around this matter is growing both in South Africa and globally where several countries and companies have introduced mandatory vaccination.
On Friday 8 October 2021, B4SA held a webinar on mandatory vaccinations with a panel of experts and business leaders to discuss: the legalities of mandatory vaccination, the official position of organised business, and explore insights generated by Discovery Health, Sanlam, and Life Healthcare which have all adopted mandatory vaccination policies. Speakers were:
- Cas Coovadia, CEO, BUSA
- Halton Cheadle, Partner, BCHC
- Dr Ron Whelan, Chief Commercial Officer, Discovery Health
- Karl Socikwa, Group Executive: Market Development, Sanlam
- Peter Wharton-Hood, Group CEO, Life Healthcare Group
- Martin Kingston, Chair of the B4SA Steerco
500 business leaders and industry associations joined the webinar which included a facilitated Q&A. The recording of the session can be viewed here.
Download the presentation by Cas Coovadia on the view of BUSA and Halton Cheadle on the legalities of mandatory vaccination here and the presentation by Dr Ron Whelan on Discovery Health’s “Considerations for mandatory vaccination” here.