JONATHAN JANSEN | Get them jabbed and back on campus, for all our sakes

Higher education leaders must act quickly and decisively on vaccine mandate

15 September 2021 - 19:45

“None.” That was the crisp response of SA’s well-known television judge in response to my late-night email question: “Is there anything in SA law that prevents mandatory vaccination?” So why don’t we simply make vaccines mandatory? Ethics perhaps. That something is legally permissible does not mean it is ethical — that measure of right and wrong in a society. A young democracy should be particularly conscious about forcing public policy on individuals, given we just had three centuries of racialised policies imposed on citizens for everything from where you could live to where you would be buried...

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