The South African National Editors’ Forum (Sanef) welcomes the government’s decision to follow through on its promise to prioritise journalists in the country’s vaccine rollout programme.
On Monday, June 28, the government informed Sanef that journalists will be next in line as soon as all media houses submit their information regarding their employees’ age groups and regions where they are stationed.
“All community media establishments around the country including freelance journalists will also receive forms that they must complete and submit to Government Communications and Information System (GCIS),” the statement read.
All categories of media workers will be up for vaccinations as the government wants to target and deal with the media as a sector than a selected group.
Details about the vaccination plan as well as how they will get the entire sector vaccinated will be made available soon.
Sanef calls on all journalists and the media fraternity to vaccinate so that the government can quickly move onto the next priority sectors.
Compiled by Justine Fortuin