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UCT wishes to meet staff and students to share our position and the reasoning behind vaccination

UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi <a class=Phakeng Picture: African News Agency (ANA)"/>

Phakeng asked all UCT employees and students to attend the workshops so that the executive could hear their feedback and perspectives on the subject.

Those wishing to attend UCT's College of Fellows annual function next month must produce proof of immunization.

"It has been decided that all individuals who attend must produce proof of immunization," Phakeng added. Other Covid-19 preventive methods will be implemented as well. This includes the event being conducted outside, the use of masks, and frequent sanitization." We adopted all of these precautions for the event because each individual action, when combined, helps to lowering the risk of transmission to a low enough degree that it is acceptable.

UCT employees and students are also encouraged to participate in a brief survey, which will conclude at 6 p.m. on Thursday, to voice their thoughts on a proposed policy.

The executive will subsequently make a final decision on the subject, which will be presented at the Council meeting on Saturday.

"The University of Cape Town leadership is supportive of a policy requiring obligatory vaccinations for UCT employees and students," stated UCT Vice-Chancellor Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng.

"We want to meet with employees and students to explain our stance and the reasons behind it, as well as engage and accept feedback."

"After considering the opinions of staff and students, the executive will formulate a definitive stance on the subject, which will be presented to Council at its meeting on Saturday, October 16."

The leadership has scheduled two first information meetings for employees and students to participate in this conversation. Experts will give information on the science of vaccination and the UCT setting throughout each session.

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