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.
The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs proposes changing the Disaster Management Act regulations so that they continue to apply after the State of Disaster ends. These are PANDA’s comments.
Lester Kiewit speaks to Shayne Krige, a lawyer with Pandemics ~ Data and Analytics (PANDA), to understand Minister of Health, Dr Zweli Mkhize’s move to introduce a number of amendments to the regulations relating to the surveillance and control of notifiable medical conditions.