EXPLAINER | How the state can force South Africans to be vaccinated against Covid-19

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A nurse performs a swab test for Covid-19.
A nurse performs a swab test for Covid-19.
Michele Spartari

President Cyril Ramaphosa has already assured South Africans that no one will be forced to have the Covid-19 vaccine when the rollout commences in the country. 

However, University of Cape Town constitutional law expert Pierre de Vos has argued that the country could - and should - make Covid-19 vaccinations mandatory. 

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