Vaccination, ethics and freedom of choice
South Africa
Jacques Rousseau

Jacques Rousseau is a lecturer in critical thinking and business ethics at the University of Cape Town. He is the founder and chairperson of the Free Society Institute - - founded in 2009 to promote secular humanism and scientific reasoning in South Africa. Jacques is a regular contributor to public debates on politics, science and morality in the South African media, via columns, op-eds, television and radio. He blogs on these and other topics on Synapses – - and is active on Twitter as @JacquesR . He believes that the world be a far better place if nobody wanted to read clickbait, and could all explain why.

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Vaccination, ethics and freedom of choice

Earlier this month, News24 asked me to contribute to a piece on whether vaccine mandates were ethically defensible. Here are...

On Zille’s #StayWoke: Go Broke

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Storming the Capitol – Trump’s exit won’t fix much

The scenes from Washington on Wednesday (6th January 2020), where the process confirming Biden’s status as President-Elect was disrupted...

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