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CONFIRMED: UCT to consider mandatory vaccine for all students and staff

14 September 2021

Written by Sphe J Hadebe

The University of Cape Town has confirmed that they are considering the mandatory vaccination for everyone at the campus.

In a statement issued by the University on Tuesday evening, it states that the proposal has been put forth by over 100 academics and it will be up for discussion before a decision is taken.

More than 100 academics from the University of Cape Town (UCT) want it to become mandatory for all staff and students to be vaccinated against Covid-19.

In the proposal, the academics recommend to the council – the highest decision-making body at the university – that at its next sitting it should institute a mandate that students must produce an acceptable proof of vaccination as a condition of registration at UCT and staff must do the same as a condition of performing their duties from January 1 next year.

“[Senate] recommends to council that council mandates the executive officers of the university and the senate, by no later than November 1 2021, to constitute a panel comprising of eminent domain specialists, [as well as] members of the general staff and student bodies to establish the logistical and operational features required to implement this mandate, including access to vaccination facilities as well as communications to staff, students and the wider university community,” reads the proposal.

It says that the panel will also act as a body that will receive and adjudicate applications for exemption from the Covid-19 vaccination mandate, and will monitor the effectiveness and compliance with and outcomes of the mandate.

The panel will “continue to review the evolving medical evidence with regards to Covid-19 vaccination risks and benefits, and revise and revisit this mandate should it prove necessary”.

The proposal has been endorsed by more than 130 academics.

Mzansi Celebrity News © also had reported today that government was advised to consider no vaccine no access to the venues by November this year.

On 6 September, a scientific advisory group told the government that excluding unvaccinated people from some venues or events could be viable by November.

We also reported on an open letter ofPSG GROUP CEO , Piet Mouton had a strict message to all South Africans.

"If you don't want to vaccinate, then the burden of lockdown should be yours, and yours alone."

Now it looks like more institutions and companies are considering the mandatory vaccine.


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Senate Sphe J Hadebe UCT University of Cape Town


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