UCT in principle approves proposal for staff, students to be vaccinated by 1 Jan
University of Cape Town (UCT) vice-chancellor Mamokgethi Phakeng said that at a meeting last weekend, the council discussed this 'complex' matter fully, taking into consideration a range of diverse views.
CAPE TOWN - All University of Cape Town (UCT) students and staff must get their COVID-19 vaccine shots by 1 January.
This has been announced by the institution's vice-chancellor, Mamokgethi Phakeng.
She said that the UCT council had approved, in principle, a proposal requiring staff and students to be vaccinated by the new year.
Phakeng said that at a meeting last weekend, the council discussed this "complex" matter fully, taking into consideration a range of diverse views.
Vaccine mandates have become a hot-button issue in the country.
UCT's Elijah Moholola: "The UCT council has approved in principle a proposal requiring that all staff as a condition of being able to perform their duties and all students as a condition of registration provide acceptable proof of having been vaccinated against COVID-19. This will take effect as of 1 January 2022."
Professor Mamokgethi Phakeng writes to the UCT community to provide an update on the proposed COVID-19 vaccination policy for the institution. Read the full VC Desk: https://t.co/O9OVtSGslbUCT (@UCT_news) October 20, 2021
Additional reporting by Lauren Isaacs.