The impact of the fourth wave of the Covid-19 pandemic predicted to hit the country in November or December this year on the people of this country and healthcare professionals will largely be determined by the level of vaccinations in the population. Some estimates have predicted that as many as 30 000 lives can be saved if South Africa achieves a 60% vaccination rate before the fourth wave.

The voice of the profession will have a major impact on our country’s ability to achieve this goal. On Thursday 7 October SAMA will state its position on vaccination mandates and vaccination certificates at a CPD accredited webinar.

Details for the upcoming webinar

Date: 7 October 2021

Time: 19:00

Topic: SAMA’s position on vaccination mandates and vaccination certificates.

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This webinar will be led by Professor Ames Dhai, Founder and Past Director of the Steve Biko Centre for Bioethics at the Wits Faculty of Health Sciences (2007–2019).

It will be followed by panel discussion with experts form SAMA’s Human Rights Law and Ethics Committee (HLRE). They are:

Dr Angelique Coetzee – Chairperson of SAMA and member of the HLRE

Dr Mark Human – Orthopaedic Surgeon and Chair of the SAMA HLRE

Prof Stoffel Grobler – Psychiatrist and member of the SAMA HLRE

Dr William Oosthuizen – SAMA Legal Advisor