Spreading fake COVID–19 information could attract criminal charges

It was widely reported in March 2020 that Regulation 5 of the Disaster Management Act Regulations provided that “anyone that creates or spreads fake news about COVID-19 is liable for prosecution”. If found guilty of spreading such false information with the intention to deceive, the penalty would be a fine or imprisonment for six months, […]

Right to refuse a vaccination is not cast in stone

Governments worldwide face the same dilemma: Do existing human rights prevent them from compelling their citizens to be vaccinated via legislation? There is much uncertainty as to whether the Directions which were issued in June 2021 entitle South African employers to introduce mandatory vaccination at the workplace, as the Bill of Rights states at s […]