Dear B4SA and business colleagues
Daily vaccination rates have been improving again, but are still not at the desired rate, and we continue to aim to reach more than 70% of the adult population as quickly as possible.
With local government elections now less than a week away, we are all alive to the likelihood that citizens’ and institutions’ attention will be diverted from Covid-19. Therefore, we must continue to encourage and lobby for vaccination as aggressively as we can in the coming weeks, and actively push for vaccine mandates both within the private sector and across society more broadly.
We are encouraged that so many companies are applying their minds to the issue of mandatory vaccination in the workplace: we believe this will have a significant impact in terms of moving the needle. We will share further information on the legal position as it pertains to labour and constitutional law as the situation unfolds.
Read more: B4SA weekly update 27 Oct 21