Khaya Sithole | Mandatory jabs the only way to avoid a jobs bloodbath

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If SA is to avoid another jobs bloodbath, President Cyril Ramaphosa cannot afford to dilly-dally on the question of mandatory vaccination, says Khaya Sithole

Over the course of an extraordinary period, the intersections between the public policy, political and economic dimensions have given us a snapshot into the South Africa we have.

At the onset of the pandemic, government’s ability to implement large-scale interventions within a short period was rightly regarded as elusive. The state – in its current configuration – is simply too fragmented and bureaucratic to enable the type of agility necessary to achieve effective implementation. Even beyond the issues of fragmentation, the competence of the bureaucrats within the system – driven by no small measure by the ANC’s fixation with deployment – made many easy tasks difficult to achieve.

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