When this pandemic comes to an end, and it surely will, the vaccination rollout should be used as evidence of what can be done if social partners would together and not against each other, says Busi Mavuso.
We kicked the year off calling for a successful implementation of the vaccination programme, which was the top priority for President Cyril Ramaphosa's administration. This is particularly important as a successful rollout is essential for the economic recovery, freeing it from lockdown restrictions.
Getting the rollout into high gear has come with its fair share of problems and had the country on the back foot as the third wave of the Covid-19 pandemic hit hard. However, there's now been a marked increase in the pace of the rollout that is an encouraging bit of news after the disturbing period we’ve just had.