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SA Table Grape Industry Covid-19 Communication and resources

The South African Table Grape Industry (SATI) supports the Government’s efforts to combat the spread of Covid-19 in South Africa. This page is regularly updated with the key government Regulations and useful resources.

Alert Level 3 continues from 13 July 2020 

President Cyril Ramaphosa Message – 12 July 2020

AgriSA Letter summarise new Level 3 Regulations – 13 July 2020

Alert Level 3 from 1 June 2020 

AgriSA Letter on Level 3 Regulations – 26 June 2020

President Cyril Ramaphosa speech on Alert Level 3

Consolidated Covid-19 Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace – 4 June 2020

OFFICIAL GOVERNMENT REGULATIONS AND GUIDELINES ON COVID-19

All official government regulations and guidelines are available at https://www.gov.za/coronavirus/guidelines

Find tools and guidelines to expedite a safe, effective and structured return to work plan (https://www.return2work.co.za)

Alert Level 4 from 1 May 2020 

SATI Memo Level 4 lockdown – 30 April 2020

Level 4 Regulations – 29 April 2020
The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs has published new Regulations that will repeal and replace the Covid-19 Regulations applied under level 5. Many of the same restrictions have been repeated in the new regulations which enter into operation on the 1st of May 2020.

New level 4 lockdown regulations for employers – including coronavirus screening and free masks for workers

COVID-19 OCCUPATIONAL HEALTH AND SAFETY MEASURES IN WORKPLACES COVID-19 (C19 OHS) Covid19 Directive – 28 APRIL 2020
According to the new regulations, gazetted on Wednesday 29 April, employers will need to implement a host of new measures to ensure that their workers are protected and limit the risk of the coronavirus spreading.

AgriSA Level 4 workplace resources:

Business4SA_Return to work during COVID19 as at 14 May

Memorandum Practice Note for COVID19

Covid-19 Employer Risk Assessment GENERIC

COVID-19 Worker risk assessment

HS Practitioner GENERIC

 

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON SOUTH AFRICA’S RESPONSE TO THE CORONAVIRUS PANDEMIC – 23 APRIL 2020

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The State of National Disaster and national lockdown implemented from 27 March 2020 and extend to 30 April 2020. Based on the regulations the table grape industry is an essential service.

Notes on Lockdown extension from 17-30 April 2020

Permit to perform essential services according to Regulation 11 B (3)

  • This permit does not have to be re-issued now that the lockdown has been extended, it remains valid.
  • The SAPS have been informed of this.
  • To avoid any confusion and frustration it is recommended, and where possible for producers, to issue new or updated permits to employees to reflect the new 30 April date.
  • CIPC registration of businesses that perform “Essential Services”
  • These registrations expired on 16 April 2020 and have to be re-issued to cover the period until 30 April 2020.
  • These CIPC registrations are not permits, employees and employers must still have valid permits (referred to above).

Government extended lockdown regulations -16 April 2020

AgriSA letter about latest amendments – 16 April 2020

 

Memorandums have been issued to the table grape industry:

25 March 2020 – Memorandum SATI Kennisgewing – Landswye Inperking (lockdown) 25 Maart

15 April 2020 – Memorandum SATI Kennisgewing – Verlengde Inperking en Noodsaaklike Dienste

Additional relevant resources for producers from various Government Departments, AgriSA, AgBiz, the Department of Agriculture in the Western Cape can be found by clicking on the following links:

Further information about financial and other support can be found by clicking on the following links:

More resources:

PMA Research – UK Consumer Sentiment During Covid-19 Crises

PMA Research – Chinese Consumer Sentiment During Covid-19 Crises

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