In his last national address, President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that vaccinated people will be granted a vaccination certificate to get more freedom to travel outside the country and to be able to attend more events.
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As the South African Football Association (SAFA) intends to encourage people to get more people vaccinated, it has been reported that vaccinated people will be allowed to watch the Soweto Derby between Kaizer Chiefs and Orlando Pirates for free.
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This match, which is scheduled for the 6th of November at FNB stadium, has always attracted a lot of soccer fans,s and tickets are always sold out.
On top of that, SAFA has decided to allow vaccinated people to watch Bafana Bafana versus Ethiopia for free at FNB stadium on the 12th of October 2021.
According to the public's opinion, the government and SAFA are now using the Soweto Derby on their vaccine promotion, which they intend to cause division between pro-vaxxers and anti-vaxxers.
Anti-vaxxers say that they do not mind buying their tickets, but feel that should they be discriminated against due to refusing to take the jab, then it will mean that the government intends to oppress them due to their choices.
On the other hand, pro-vaxxers say that they are given vaccination certificates for a boring game, that SAFA does not take them seriously.
People are responsible for their health and taking a jab isn't supposed to be mandatory. In Israel, those who took two jabs of the vaccine will be considered unvaccinated and have to get booster shots to be considered vaccinated.
This has somehow turned into a dictatorship because come to think of it, the government still expects anti-vaxxers to vote in the local government elections which are also one of the super spreader events.
If anti-vaxxers are allowed to participate in the elections, then they should be allowed to attend other events within the borders of their countries.
Needless to say, at least they are restricted from attending the Derby as that would be taking things too far. If soccer fans do not have money to buy tickets, then they can still watch the Derby at the comfort of their homes.
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