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nedlacIOL reports that the National Economic Development and Labour Council (Nedlac) has recommended the implementation of mandatory Covid-19 vaccinations in workplaces.

This was confirmed by Minister of Employment and Labour Thulas Nxesi on Tuesday morning, who added that part of Nedlac’s recommendation was that access to certain venues, gatherings and events, particularly in the hospitality sector, should be restricted to vaccinated people only. “The Nedlac social partners represented in the Nedlac Rapid Response Task Team believe that the promotion of vaccines remains the most significant intervention to prevent further spread of Covid19 and lockdowns. While the social partners believe that vaccine mandates will pass constitutional scrutiny, they support the work of Busa (Business Unity SA) to get a declarator from the Constitutional Court in the New Year,” Nxesi indicated. Meanwhile, in his weekly “From the Desk of the President” column, on Monday, President Cyril Ramaphosa said that SA now had sufficient supplies of vaccines and that there were vaccine stations set up in every part of the country. He added that vaccination was essential for the country’s economic recovery because as more people were vaccinated, more areas of economic activity would be opened up.

  • Read the full original of the report in the above regard by Samkelo Mtshali at IOL
  • Read too, Nedlac backs mandatory Covid-19 jabs and restricting the unvaccinated from public events, at Fin24

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