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S. Africa Business Heads Push for Vaccine Mandate: Sunday Times

A worker registers a resident's details for the Covid-19 vaccine in the Khayelitsha township of Cape Town. 

A worker registers a resident's details for the Covid-19 vaccine in the Khayelitsha township of Cape Town. 

Photographer: Dwayne Senior/Bloomberg

Compulsory Covid-19 vaccinations are necessary to protect the economy from crippling lockdowns and to save jobs, the Johannesburg-based Sunday Times newspaper reported, citing Business Leadership South Africa Chief Executive Officer Busi Mavuso.

Business, labor and community partners have submitted proposals on vaccine mandates to the National Economic Development and Labour Council after President Cyril Ramaphosa said the government will form a task force to look into making vaccines compulsory for people to access some areas and engage in some activities.