Piet Mouton
4 minute read
14 Sep 2021
7:30 am

Don’t vacillate, vaccinate

Piet Mouton

Those stubbornly choosing not to vaccinate not only pose a health risk, but also an economic risk.

A patient receives the Covid-19 vaccine, administered by nurse Andrina Mabaso, 7 September 2021, at the Rhema Bible Church vaccination site in Bromhof, Randburg. Picture: Michel Bega

This is an open letter to all South Africans from PSG group chief executive Piet Mouton. We need to lift all lockdown restrictions as soon as possible to place the country on a path to higher employment and economic recovery, which will only be possible through widespread vaccination. Those stubbornly choosing not to vaccinate not only pose a health risk, but also an economic risk. You are free to choose – but you are not free from the consequences of your choices. The vaccination conversation is, in fact, also an economic one. As a listed company that has witnessed and...