Excluding the unvaccinated from public amenities is fair discrimination

The Bill of Rights provides that everyone is equal before the law and that this equality includes the full and equal enjoyment of all rights and freedoms. The Minister of Health, Joe Phaahla, announced on 2 September 2021 that the government hoped to put into place a plan in terms of which everyone who has […]

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 […]