A Code of Good Practice is not a law, merely a guideline to be taken into account when interpreting an actual law. It cannot create new rights or obligations for employers or employees. With the end of the State of Disaster, this letter can be used to inform an employer that mandatory vaccination schemes no longer have a basis in law.
Whilst a conciliatory approach is always advisable, the reality is that PANDA has been approached by a great many employees asking for assistance and advice in circumstances where employers have unfortunately been neither fair nor principled in their approach to employees who choose not to vaccinate.
Legacy media outlets have, over decades, become hollowed out by the erosion of their business models and they now show every sign of being compromised and failing to present balanced accounts of key aspects of the COVID policy response.
A template letter for employers who decide not to implement mandatory vaccination, explaining their position. For use in South Africa.
While citizens focus on the latest issue the government directs our attention to, many of us have lost sight of the big picture and grown accustomed to severe limitations on our rights like the proverbial frogs in hot water. PANDA is increasingly aware of the elephants in the room, the topics no one is talking about.
If the Covid-pandemic has taught us anything, it is that democracy has been suspended almost universally across the planet. For more than 500 days, Minister Dlamini-Zuma has governed the minutiae of our lives by decree.
Abject poverty has escalated to lethal levels during the pandemic. Communities are disempowered and sabotaged by an obsessive focus on COVID-19, manifested in lockdown policies and now coerced vaccination.
Nick Hudson, Chairman of PANDA, calls out corruption in conversation with Canadian politician, Maxime Bernier.
The response to Angelo Ryan’s opinion piece in the Mail & Guardian on “vaccine hesitancy” is more interesting for what it tells you about the state of our captured media, than what it tells you about vaccination. Daily Maverick, Groundup, Bhekisisa and others have once again told us that they are promoting a specific narrative and censoring and demanding that others censor contrary views. Can you trust organisations that tell you that this is how they are conducting the business of journalism to give you accurate information in future? We think not.
A professor of Computer Science and Technology sent a well referenced letter to authorities in India, as most schools remain closed.