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Naspers considers compulsory vaccines for SA staff

After the country’s largest medical-scheme administrator took the step earlier this month. 
Image: Halden Krog/Bloomberg

Naspers is considering making Covid-19 vaccines mandatory for South African staff after the country’s largest medical-scheme administrator took the step earlier this month.

Africa’s largest company by market value is mulling the decision to enable employees to travel safely, Phuthi Mahanyele-Dabengwa, head of Naspers South Africa, told the Nation Brand Forum on Tuesday.

Discovery, which is involved in the country’s vaccine rollout, will make inoculations compulsory for all staff from the start of next year.

“We are watching Discovery and seeing what they are doing because we would like to have something similar,” Mahanyele-Dabengwa said.

Naspers has a cross-shareholding with Amsterdam-based Prosus NV, which houses the bulk of the e-commerce giant’s international internet assets.

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Hideous, now they are sounding like the apartheid era outfit they were, the era of compulsory military service and the like, no thanks.

NASPERS, DISCOVERY (Adriane Gore) , PSG (Oom Piet)…. none have balls to tell the ANC to Stop the corruption and stealing.

…But these guys are quick to turn on the Public! and push their agenda!

Public…. open your eyes!

“…Discovery, which is involved in the country’s vaccine rollout, will make inoculations”

Vested interests anyone?

The best thing for Naspers shareholders would be if the entire executive team(and board) of this value destroying low end unit trust would be unvaccinated! They have done nothing right in the last 20 years except destroy shareholder value. The only decent deal was done pre 2000 ie the investment in world class Tencent.

Since then they have :
1. bought rubbish businesses and overpaid for it
2. bought back shares at the peak in price
3. create Prosus at astronomical cost and with no benefit to shareholders
4. bullied through a share swap that also created no value

So lets keep the executive team unvaccinated…

Another company with forward thinking executives at the helm, and who are not swayed by the Trump loving, tin foil hat wearing anti-vaxxer brigade. I personally think that anti-vaxxers should be made to wear bright yellow armbands so that thye are treated as leppers. They should be confined to their homes with no medical assistance should they catch Covid!!

I fully support vaccinations but describe that executive team as forward thinking is simply way to generous! Mediocre, incompetent etc would be far more accurate!!

Already had Covid. Not getting vaxxed. What is your plan B, fascist?

should the bright yellow armbands maybe have stars on them for easy identification and discrimination?

Really?
What an absurd comment!

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