Teacher unions mull mandatory Covid-19 vaccines as staff jabs at private schools rise

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While teacher unions survey their membership and consult with membership about their stance on mandatory Covid-19 vaccination, private schools have been gaining momentum in their mandatory vaccination drives.

The South African Democratic Teachers Union (Sadtu) and the National Professional Teachers Organisation of South Africa (Naptosa) said they have urged members to vaccinate and will soon formulate their decision on whether they fully support mandatory vaccination in the coming days.

President Cyril Ramaphosa lamented travel bans imposed on South Africa by other countries and low vaccination rates during an address to the country on Sunday and hinted that government was considering a Covid-19 vaccination mandate.

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