By Katlego Sekhu
Business for South Africa (B4SA) has called on our government to quickly restrict access to public indoor areas such as supermarkets and specific services to vaccinated South Africans.
B4SA is an alliance of South African volunteers working with the South African government, other social partners, and various stakeholders to mobilise business resources and capacity to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
In its current form, B4SA is focused on supporting the government-led national vaccine programme with an ultimate objective of reducing, and untimely removing, the impact of the pandemic and returning to a fully functional economy.
“We need to rapidly move to a situation where only vaccinated individuals should be allowed to travel in buses, taxis, and airplanes, or to eat and drink in indoor establishments such as restaurants and taverns,” chair of B4SA Martin Kingston was quoted by news24.
In today’s Morning Show, Thomas and Skhumba asked Kaya 959 listeners to share their thoughts on what Business for South Africa proposed. Should SA ban unvaccinated individuals from certain public places/facilities?
A listener shared, “I don’t think anyone should be forced; it should be a personal decision.”
Another listener said that banning people from public places is a form of discrimination. “I don’t think they should be banned from public places because that is just discrimination,” he expressed.
From the voice notes received, a Kaya listener said that everyone should be allowed to decide whether they should get vaccinated.
“People are allowed to vaccinate, but I don’t have a problem with those who don’t want to get vaccinated.”