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Cape Town teacher’s urgent application on vaccination struck with costs

A teacher has lost her High Court bid to stop the independent school network from implementing a mandatory COVID vaccination policy. Kaylee Sage de Klerk (26), a grade one teacher at Curro Academy Sandown in Cape Town, applied for an urgent interdict to bar the JSE-listed company from applying the policy, which took effect on 13 December. In the second part of her application she sought an order declaring the policy “invalid, unlawful and unconstitutional”.

However, the Sunday Times reports that Western Cape High Court Judge Chantel Fortuin struck De Klerk’s application for an urgent interdict from the roll and ordered her to pay the group’s legal costs, including the costs of two counsel.

In her court documents, De Klerk said due to the process that stipulates that an application for exemption will be allowed only until 31 January, “harm to me is imminent since I can be required to vaccinate from 2 February”. Staff could request an exemption on the basis of medical, legal, religious or cultural grounds. She contended that she had not been consulted on the implementation of the policy.


Sunday Times article – Curro teacher loses court bid to block vaccination mandate (Open access)


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