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Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the Covid-19 pa

My fellow South Africans,

Exactly half a year has passed since we declared a national state of disaster in response to the coronavirus pandemic.

In that time, more than 15,000 South Africans hav...

Alert Level 1 Inforgrams

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TIPS The economy and the pandemic 24 August - 6 September 2020

KEY FINDINGS
On the pandemic
• The number of new diagnoses of COVID-19, which started to decline rapidly in mid-July, levelled out at an average of just over 2 000 a day in the week to 6 September...

Auditor-general Special report on the financial management of governments COVID-19 initiative

Auditor-general (AG), Kimi Makwetu, today reported that the relief package redirected by government as a response to the Covid-19 pandemic, “landed in a weak
control environment”.

After the ou...

Minister of Transport Alert Level 2 directions

Following the pronouncement by President Ramaphosa that the country would move to Alert Level 2 effective from 18 August 2020, allowing for more economic activity it was imperative that we revise our ...

Minister of Transport: Level 2 transport directions

Following the pronouncement by President Ramaphosa that the country would move to Alert Level 2 effective from 18 August 2020, allowing for more economic activity it was imperative that we revise our ...

TIPS The economy and the pandemic 9 August 2020 - 23 August 2020

KEY FINDINGS
On the pandemic
• The number of reported new cases fell to an average of 3 350 a day in the week to 23 August, from a peak of over 12 000 in mid-July. In response, government relaxed ...

BUSINESS FOR SA: Guidance note on Alert Level 2

On 18 August 2020, South Africa moved to Alert Level (AL) 2 of the national state of disaster under amended regulations promulgated in terms of the Disaster Management Act 57 of 2002 (the AL2 Regulati...

COGTA determination of alert level on 16 August 2020

Find the Goverment Gazette here: COGTA determination of alert level on 16 August 2020

Agri SA COVID-19 Level 3 Permit to perform essential or permitted service - SAMPLE

Contact the provincial or commodity organisation where you hold membership to obtain the information and forms. https://www.agrisa.co.za/members

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COGTA Extension of a national state of disaster COVID-19

I, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, as designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) ( "the Act "), in terms of section 27(5)(c) o...

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on progress in the national effort to contain the COVID-19 pa

STATEMENT BY PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ON PROGRESS IN THE NATIONAL EFFORT TO CONTAIN THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC

UNION BUILDINGS, TSHWANE
15 AUGUST 2020

My fellow South Africans,

It has been five ...

Alert level 2 infograms

Alcohol, cigarettes and gyms

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Minister Didiza further extends the validity period of COVID-19 Disaster Agricultural Support Fund V

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Thoko Didiza, MP is further extending the validity period of COVID-19 Disaster Agricultural Support Fund Voucher to 30 September 2020.
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TIPS The economy and the pandemic 27 July 2020 - 9 August 2020

KEY FINDINGS
On the pandemic
• South Africa appears to have succeeded in cutting the transmission of COVID-19 sharply over the past month, although reported new cases per 100 000 are still far hig...

Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries directions on 6 August 2020

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of directions regarding measures to address, prevent and combat
the spread of Covid-19 relating to the Biodiversity Sector.

Download the directions he...

Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Directions on 5 August 2020

Find the directions here: Minister of Sport, Arts and Culture Directions on 5 August 2020

Minister of Tourism Directions for tourism facilities, services and products

Download the directions here: Minister of Tourism Directions for tourism facilities, services a...

COGTA COVID-19 Regulations on 31 July 2020

I, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). having declared a nation...

Minister of Tourism on tourism related activities under COVID-19 Risk Adjusted Level 3

Since the country entered level 3 of the Risk-Adjusted Strategy, the tourism sector also began its march towards full operation. The reality of the COVID-19 pandemic and the fluctuating risk of the vi...

SANews Easier access to COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme

The COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme has been reviewed to make it easier for businesses to access, National Treasury said.

The COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme was set up to help ease some pressure off...

National Treasury: IMF Executive Board Approves US$4.3 Billion Financial Support to SA

The IMF Executive Board has approved South Africa’s request for emergency financial support under the Rapid Financing Instrument (RFI) for an amount of US$4.3 billion to help the country mitigate th...

Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19

COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 27 July 2020

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TIPS: The economy and the pandemic 13 July 2020 - 26 July 2020

KEY FINDINGS
On the pandemic
• The number of diagnosed new cases levelled out in Gauteng and Eastern Cape in the past 10 days and continued to decline gradually in the Western Cape. As a result, t...

Stats SA Wholesale trade sales (Preliminary) May 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and lockdown regulations since 27 March 2020 have had an extensive impact on economic activity. Measured in real terms (constant 2015 prices), wholesale trade sales decreased by ...

Employment and Labour Ministry announced extension of COVID-19 relief payments

The Employment and Labour Ministry today announced an extension to the COVID-19 TERS relief payments that it has provided to ordinary workers in this country to shield them from the worst effects of t...

Employment and Labour Ministry announced extension of COVID-19 relief payments until August 15 in Bu

The Employment and Labour Ministry today announced an extension to the COVID-19 TERS relief payments that it has provided to ordinary workers in this country to shield them from the worst effects of t...

Reduction in the isolation period for patients with confirmed COVID-19 infection

Tonight we wish to inform South Africans that the recommended isolation period for patients with confirmed Covid-19 infection is reduced from 14 to 10 days.

This recommendation is based on evidence...

OECD–FAO Agricultural Outlook 2020–2029 executive summary

The Agricultural Outlook 2020-2029 is a collaborative effort of the OECD and FAO, prepared with input from the experts of their member governments and from specialist commodity organisations. It provi...

TIPS: The economy and the pandemic 29 June – 12 July 2020

KEY FINDINGS
On the pandemic
* Daily growth in reported new cases has exceeded 7% a day in Gauteng, KwaZulu-Natal and the North West, and was at 5% in the Eastern Cape. Total reported cases more tha...

Statement by President Ramaphosa 12 July 2020

My fellow South Africans,

This evening, as I stand here before you, our nation is confronted by the gravest crisis in the history of our democracy.

For more than 120 days, we have succeeded in d...

COGTA COVID-19 Regulations on 12 July 202

I, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). having declared a nation...

COGTA Further extension of a national state of disaster

I, the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, as designated under Section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) ( "the Act "), in terms of section 27(5)(c) o...

National Treasury COVID-19 response Division of Revenue Amendment Bill, 2020

This presentation covers:
1. Timeline of Division of Revenue responses to COVID-19
2. Impact of COVID-19 on provinces and municipalities and the Division of Revenue response
3. Changes to provincia...

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act: Directive: Compensation for workplace acqui

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Department of Labour and Employment Directive on compensation for workplace acquired novel corona vi

Compensation for Occupational Injuries and Diseases Act: Directive: Compensation for workplace acquired Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 disease

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The Minister of Finance: Supplementary Budget Speech

Madam Speaker,
We are in the midst of a fast‐evolving pandemic.
In South Africa and around the world, we have made the decision to protect each other. We have quickly adapted.

We all now wear...

Statement by President Ramaphosa on South Africa’s response to the Coronavirus pandemic

Compatriots,

It is now just over 100 days since the first case of coronavirus was identified in South Africa.

For 100 days we have been living in the shadow of one of the greatest threats to glo...

COVID-19: Economics & Agriculture - Research Directory

This directory provides a non-exhaustive listing of the various external research publications relating to the implications of COVID-19 for the economy and agriculture on 10 June 2020.

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Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19

COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 10 June 2020

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Minister of Employment and Labour regulations on 3 June 2020

I, Thembelanï Waltermade Nxesi, the Minister of Employment and Labour, acting in terms of Regulation 4(10) of the Regulations made by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in...

Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19

COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated9 June 2020

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TIPS: The economy and the pandemic 1 June – 7 June 202

KEY FINDINGS FOR THE WEEK
On the pandemic
* The country moved into Level 3 this week, bringing a heightened risk of contagion as around five million people returned to work and church services reope...

Wêreld Omgewingsdag 2020

Biodiversiteitsverlies en Covid-19
Die COVID 19 pandemie herinner ons dat menslike gesondheid gekoppel is aan ons natuurlike omgewing se gesondheid. Coronavirusse is soönoties – met ander woorde h...

Deployment of CPF community patrollers and neighbourhood watches during COVID-19 under level 3

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini-Zuma) made Regulations under alert level 3 on the 28th May 2020.

These Regulations allow businesses and other i...

BSA Level 3 health and safety directive introduces changes

The Minister of Employment and Labour has introduced an amended Direction on Health and Safety in the Workplace which sets out additional obligations in respect of the opening and continuing operation...

SAPIA statement on diesel

The South African Petroleum Industry Association (SAPIA) can confirm that the two Durban refineries are back online, and production has normalized.

This follows a week of stock rationing to manage ...

Judgement delivered by the Gauteng Division of the High Court on 2 June 2020

Government has taken note of the judgement delivered by the Gauteng Division of the High Court on 2 June 2020, declaring the Alert Level 4 and Alert Level 3 Lockdown regulations unconstitutional and ...

Minister of Employment and Labour regulations on 3 June 2020

I, Thembelanï Waltermade Nxesi, the Minister of Employment and Labour, acting in terms of Regulation 4(10) of the Regulations made by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in...

BSA COVID-19 Loan guarantee scheme: What you need to know

The COVID-19 Loan Guarantee Scheme is aimed at supporting small and medium businesses who have lost significant income as a result of the steps taken by the South African government to curb the spread...

COVID-19: Economics & Agriculture - Research Directory

This directory provides a non-exhaustive listing of the various external research publications relating to the implications of COVID-19 for the economy and agriculture on 2 June 2020.

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COVID-19 Quick guide to regulations

This guide is a summary of regulations made during COVID-19 updated on 2 June 2020

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Directions guiding the biodiversity, forestry, waste management and fisheries sectors

Hunting, self-drive visits to private or public game reserves and national parks, as well as recreational fishing are among the activities the Department of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries has inc...

Agri SA COVID-19 Level 3 Permit to perform essential or permitted service - SAMPLE

Contact the provincial or commodity organisation where you hold membership to obtain the information and forms. https://www.agrisa.co.za/members

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COGTA COVID-19 Regulations on 28 May 2020

I, Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002). having declared a nation...

BSA Agricultural Value Chain: Summary of Insights and Implications

• This document has been developed as part of the Business for South Africa’s (BSA’s) Economic Impact working group and is a draft working paper on the South African agricultural value chain
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ITAC of South Africa notice of expiration of rebate certificates

INTERNATIONAL TRADE ADMINISTRATION COMMISSION OF SOUTH AFRICA NOTICE OF EXPIRATION OF REBATE CERTIFICATES ISSUED UNDER REBATE ITEM 412.11/00.00/01.00 OF THE FOURTH SCHEDULE TO THE CUSTOMS AND
EXCISE ...

The Water Research Commission's report on SARS-CoV-2 and Wastewater

The Water Research Commission has compiled a review on the state of knowledge of the coronavirus SARS-CoV-2, responsible for COVID-19, as it pertains to wastewater management. The following is a summa...

COVID-19 Directions relating to nurseries to be amended

The South African Nursery Association (SANA) is a commodity organisation affiliated to Agri SA. Through our provincial structures, Agri SA represents several ornamental and horticultural plant growers...

UIF Covid-19 TERS benefit disbursements update and guarantee of sustainability of funds

​On 16 April 2020 the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) paid the first batch of Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits to employers on behalf of workers.

The Covid-19 ...

Minister of Health Progress on COVID-19: South Africa’s Public Health Response on 26 May 2020

Summary
▪ Swift, phased easing of the lockdown with the resumption of economic activity under conditions that provide simultaneous mitigation of risk
▪ Implementation of intensive measures in ho...

CoE Economics and Trade: Fuel prices

Dr. Requier Wait, Agri SA's Head of Economics and Trade, reports on changes and the evolution of fuel prices in South Africa.

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COVID-19: Economics & Agriculture - Research Directory

This directory provides a non-exhaustive listing of the various external research publications relating to the implications of COVID-19 for the economy and agriculture on 26 May 2020.

Find the dire...

Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19

COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 26 May 2020

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COGTA Disaster management act, 2002: (Act no. 57 of 2002) Determination of Alert Levels and Hotspots

Download the regulation here: • Disaster management act, 2002: Amendment of Regulations issue...

COVID-19 Infograms on Level 3 of lockdown

Alert levels summary

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Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 24 May 2020

Fellow compatriots,

Ri perile, Dumelang, Sanibonani, Molweni, Ndi madekwana, Gooie naand, Good evening.

It is exactly 10 weeks since we declared a national state of disaster in response to the c...

Stats SA Results from Wave 2 survey on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on employment and income

The COVID-19 pandemic has had a profound impact worldwide. The pandemic reached South Africa later than most of the world, but despite the delay, it has still had a wide-reaching impact on all South A...

IDC special edition COVID-19 newsletter

Read more: IDC special edition COVID-19 newsletter

Summary of regulations and directives published for Alert level 4 lockdown

On 29 April 2020 Dr. Dlamini-Zuma addressed the nation on the regulations which are
published in relation to the phasing out of the lockdown. The lockdown will be phased out in 5 phases after which p...

WRSA Summary of directions issued on 14 May 2020

In WRSA’s submission to the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) dated 26 April 2020, we proposed that the trade of wildlife must follow the regulations of other agricu...

Minister Didiza: Outcome of the Covid-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund application process

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza announced today the outcome of the Covid-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund application process. The fund intervention of R1,...

Department of Health: Use of cloth face-masks by members of the general public

There has been much debate globally and locally about whether members of the general public should be advised to wear face-masks during the Covid-19 pandemic. As the epidemic unfolds, support for the ...

Stats SA COVID-19 Deflation of essential product prices during Level 5 lockdown

The prices of essential products decreased by 0,5% during the COVID-19 Level 5 lockdown in April. The index increased in the first week of April but then dropped in each of the three successive weeks....

WRSA COVID-19 Wildlife culling operations on private wildlife ranches

These WRSA guidelines are guided by the Directions (clause 4.2 below) as published by the Minister of Environmental Affairs on 14 May 2020 which provided clarity on the implementation of some activiti...

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 13 May 2020

My Fellow South Africans,

This week, our country reached a sad moment in the progression of the coronavirus pandemic, as we recorded our 219th death from the disease.

Every life lost is a traged...

Gauteng Provincial Command Council Weekly Media Update on COVID-19 on 14 May 2020

Find the presentation here: Gauteng Provincial Command Council Presentation

Stats SA Business impact survey of the COVID-19 pandemic in South Africa

In response to the COVID-19 pandemic that has caused such widespread disruption to economies and societies across the globe, Statistics South Africa has conducted two surveys on the impact of the pand...

BSA Return to work during COVID-19

This document has been developed by Business 4 South Africa (BSA) in response to the global COVID-19 pandemic. This document is intended to provide a brief overview of the Regulatory Framework pertain...

Impact assessment of COVID-19 on the South African Wildlife Ranching Industry

WRSA is acknowledged by government and stakeholders as an organisation representing the national and international interests of the wildlife ranching industry. This relates to the sustainable breeding...

Summary of regulations and directives 13 May 2020

COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 13 May 2020

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COVA Research Development Tax Incentives 2020

Covid-19 will have devastating economic consequences for many South African companies. Fortunately there are several government programmes available to support enterprises who will be investing in sci...

CCMA Provincial DEL inspectors contact details

Employers who employ more than 500 employees are required to send their risk assessment and health and safety policies through to their Provincial Inspector.

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COGTA regulation relating to the movement of persons and goods on 13 May 2020

I, Dr Nkosazana Diamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs. hereby, in terms of section 27(2)(f) of the Disaster Management Act. 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), after consulta...

COVID-19: Economics & Agriculture - Research Directory

This directory provides a non-exhaustive listing of the various external research publications relating to the implications of COVID-19 for the economy and agriculture.

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Minister for Small Business Development regulations for micro and small businesses trading

I, Ms Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, the Minister of Small Business Development, hereby, in terms of regulation 4(9) of the Regulations made under section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57...

Times of Crises

COVID-19 has significantly changed our current context and the broader economic outlook. Whilst the situation has and will change the world, pandemics such as this have come before. When looking at de...

Quick guide to regulations

This guide is a summary of regulations made during COVID-19 updated on 11 May 2020

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Safe workplace guideline May 2020

Download the document here: Safe workplace guideline May 2020

DSBD: Food and Household Manufactured Essential Products

1.1 Following President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration of Covid-19 pandemic as a National State of Disaster; the Department of Small Business Development (DSBD) has identified SMMEs and Cooperatives ...

Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19

COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 30 April 2020

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COVID-19 Quick guide to regulations

This guide is a summary of regulations made during COVID-19 updated on 5 May 2020

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Tax, customs, excise and carbon tax proposals

Find various documents pertaining to tax, customs, excise and carbon tax proposals below:

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B4SA The obligations on businesses operating during COVID-19 alert level 4

Regulation 16(6)(b) of the Regulations in terms of the Disaster Management Act issued on 29 April 2020 places four obligations on each business, industry and entity in both the public and private sect...

COVID-19: Economics & Agriculture - Research Directory

This directory provides a non-exhaustive listing of the various external research publications relating to implications of COVID-19 for the economy and agriculture on 5 May 2020.

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Minister’s report on COVID-19 and normal UIF relief plan progress

The purpose of the report is to provide feedback to the Minister on the progress made for COVID19 Disaster Benefit and normal UIF relief plan since the President announced the start of Lockdown in ord...

COGTA COVID-19 South African Revenue Service / Suid-Afrikaanse Inkomstediens

Direction by the Minister of Finance in terms of the regulations issued by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs in terms of Section 27(2) of the Disaster
Management Act, 200...

Minister of Transport regulation on the validity period of various licences 4 May 2020

DIRECTIONS ISSUED IN TERMS OF REGULATION 4(7) OF THE REGULATIONS MADE UNDER SECTION 27(2) OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT NO. 57 OF 2002): MEASURES TO ADDRESS, PREVENT AND COMBAT THE SPREAD ...

Minister of Transport regulations for public transport services on 4 May 2020

DIRECTIONS ISSUED IN TERMS OF REGULATION 4(7), 20 (1) and (2) OF THE REGULATIONS MADE UNDER SECTION 27(2) OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT NO. 57 OF 2002): MEASURES TO PREVENT AND COMBAT THE ...

Minister of Transport regulation on inter provincial travel during curfew times on 4 May 2020

AMENDMENT OF THE DIRECTIONS ISSUED IN TERMS OF REGULATION 4(7) (b) OF THE REGULATIONS MADE IN UNDER SECTION 27(2) OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT NO. 57 OF 2002): MEASURES TO PREVENT AND COM...

Minister of Transport Regulation on sea ports 4 May 2020

DIRECTIONS ISSUED IN TERMS OF REGULATION 4(7) READ WITH 22(2) OF THE REGULATIONS MADE IN UNDER SECTION 27(2) OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT NO 57 OF 2002): MEASURES TO ADDRESS, PREVENT AND ...

Acting Minister of Communications and Digital Technologies Regulations on 2 May 2020

DIRECTIONS ON THE RISK -ADJUSTED STRATEGY FOR THE COMMUNICATIONS AND DIGITAL TECHNOLOGIES SECTOR ISSUED UNDER REGULATION 4(10) OF THE DISASTER MANAGEMENT ACT, 2002 (ACT NO. 57 of 2002)

I, Jackson M...

COGTA COVID-19 Regulations on 30 April 2020

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), having declared a national ...

Agri SA COVID-19 Ensuring a safe return to work

This document was developed by Business for SA as a guideline in explanation of the OHS directive as issued on 29 April 2020.

As the lockdown is eased and businesses start to re-open, ensuring the ...

COVID-19 lockdown Level 4: Agri SA permit - SAMPLE

Agri SA's travelling permit to be used when rendering essential services or delivering essential goods in the agricultural sector during Level 4 Lockdown.

Contact the provincial or commodity organi...

Minister of Transport regulation on 1 May 2020

I, Fikile Mbalula, MP, Minister of Transport, in terms of regulation 4(7) of the Regulations issued in terms of the Disaster Management Act. 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002) hereby issue the directions to ad...

Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19

COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 1 June 2020

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SANews Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on directions of once off movement of persons during Coronavi

Minister Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma on directions of once off movement of persons during Coronavirus COVID-19 alert level 4
30 Apr 2020

The Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (...

National Treasury on financial implications of COVID-19 on both the economy and budget

Presentation by National Treasury on financial implications of COVID-19 on both the economy and budget made to the Joint Standing Committee and Select Committee on Finance and Appropriations

Downlo...

DAFF COVID-19 Way forward upon closure of intervention application process

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, MP is pleased to announce that by the closing date of applications for the COVID-19 intervention, 42 444 application f...

COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces

GOVERNMENT NOTICE
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DEPARTMENT OF EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR

COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety Measures in Workplaces Covi...

COGTA COVID-19 Regulations on risk-adjusted strategy on 29 April 2020

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), having declared a national ...

SANews All sectors of agriculture to operate

All agricultural sectors will be allowed to operate - however, under strict conditions - under Level 4 of the nationwide lockdown aimed at containing the spread of COVID-19.

Addressing a media brie...

SANews SA's level 4: The new normal

While some will now breathe a sigh of relief that their lives will slowly return to normalcy, the road ahead is still steeped with sacrifices and curfews that need to be obeyed.

The country may be ...

COVID-19 Infograms on Level 4 of lockdown

COVID-19 Summary of alert levels

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Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition directive on the sale of cars and emergency automobile r

I, Ebrahim Patel, Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, after consultation with the Minister of Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs and the Minister of Justice and Correctional Serv...

TIPS Reopening the economy: Obstacles, opportunities and risks

The aim of this report was to indicate the impact of the lockdown on production (across industries), in collaboration with Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) and Business Unity South Africa...

Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19

COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 28 April 2020

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Ministers of COGTA and Dti on classification of industries on 25 April 2020

Notes on a media briefing on 25 April 2020 by Ministers of COGTA and Dti on classification of industries as part of the COVID-19 risk-adjusted strategy on reopening of the economy

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HSRC Responds to the COVID-19 Outbreak

The HSRC launched the project “Street talk-Asikulume” at the end of March 2020 to gather crucial behavioural data to provide insights into the social dynamics of the South African population’s r...

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 23 April 2020

Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on South Africa's response to the coronavirus pandemic, Union Buildings, Tshwane

My Fellow South Africans,

It has been exactly seven weeks since the first ...

COVID-19 Infograms on easing of lockdown

COVID-19 Summary of alert levels

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COVID-19 Guaranteed loan scheme for small and medium enterprises

COVID-19 GUARANTEED LOAN SCHEME FOR SMALL AND MEDIUM ENTERPRISES
As announced by the President, National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank and
commercial banks have jointly created a guarante...

Remarks by Minister of Finance, Mr Mboweni to outline R500bn economic support package

We are, as a nation, facing extraordinary times and enormous economic challenges.

We have, however, got the human and other resources, and the resilience as a nation to overcome this challenge.

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DAFF COVID-19 Agriculture as an essential service

Find the letter here: DAFF agriculture as essential service

National Treasury: Further tax measures to combat COVID-19

Government recognises that the far-reaching lockdown measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus are having a significant impact on our economy. Most households and businesses have suffered a si...

Stats SA speeds up the monitoring of consumer prices

When the COVID-19 lockdown went into effect on 27 March, the range of products available to households for purchase was restricted to a set of defined essential goods and services. Since the beginning...

Laboratory testing-invitation for comments on laboratory tests/services during COVID-19

During a meeting of the NAHF and DALLRD Veterinary Services on 22 April 2020 the question of laboratory testing was raised and discussed. A decision was made to invite stakeholders to send comments to...

Peritum Agri Institute COVID CONQUEROR comic series

The COVID-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented human and health crisis. The measures necessary to contain the virus have triggered an economic downturn. At this point, there is great uncertainty ab...

Statement by President Ramaphosa on further economic and social measures

Read the full statement here: Statement by President Ramaphosa 21 April 2020

Remarks by African Union Chairperson on 22 April 2020

Remarks by African Union Chairperson President Cyril Ramaphosa at the virtual meeting of the AU Bureau of Heads of State and Government meeting with African Business Leaders

Allow me to begin by w...

IFR COVID-19 Pandemic in Africa Putting South Africa into an African perspective

This analysis is an example of one of the services that theIFR offers; clients commission us to scan emerging trends, change drivers in an industry, or an issue of concern and compile it into a docume...

DAFF COVID-19 Request for expression of interest (rei) to supply farmers with production inputs

Interested wholesalers/ distributors/ agribusiness outlets should express interest by completing the vendor form, which is available on the department’s website: www.dalrrd.gov.za.

The due date f...

AMT price outlook

AMT is a South African based company specialising in the analysis and forecasting of national as well as regional agricultural industry and market information. The purpose of our services is to enhanc...

Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19

COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 21 April 2020

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Agri SA COVID-19 Impact of the lockdown on production

The aim of this questionnaire was to indicate the impact of the lockdown on production (across industries), in collaboration with Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies (TIPS) and Business Unity South...

COVID-19: Economics & Agriculture - Research Directory

This directory provides a non-exhaustive listing of the various external research publications relating to implications of COVID-19 for the economy and agriculture.

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What to do if you suspect a case of COVID-19 in your workplace

Read more: What to do if you suspect a case of COVID-19 in your workplace

COVID-19 Quick guide to regulations

This guide is a summery of regulations made during COVID-19 updated on 20 April 2020

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NEDBANK South African Prospects COVID-19: A world gone mad

This presentation was made by Nicky Weimar to Agri SA's Corporate and Commodity Chamber.

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COGTA COVID-19 Amendment of regulations on 19 April 2020

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), having declared a national ...

GCIS on economic relief measures

Information shared in the document include:
* Description of the relief measure
* Who qualify for the relief measure
* How can people access the relief measures
* Contact details (tel, and ...

COVID-19 Financial Support Schemes for SMMEs operating in the agricultural sector

The purpose of this booklet is to collate information that could assist the SMMEs that operate within the agricultural sector. However, the information contained here might not only be specific to the...

ILO COVID-19 and the impact on agriculture and food security

As the COVID-19 outbreak continues to spread across the world, it is essential to address its existing and potential impacts on the agri-food sector, from the perspective of both food supply and food ...

Minister Thoko Didiza: Outcome of the Coronavirus Covid-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund application pr

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza announced today the outcome of the Covid-19 Agricultural Disaster Fund application process. The fund intervention of R1,...

COGTA COVID-19 Amendment of regulations

Dr Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma, Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, designated under section 3 of the disaster Management Act, 2002 (Act No. 57 of 2002), having declared a national...

African CDC COVID-19 Pandemic update

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DoT review of lockdown measures

Following the President’s proclamation of a national lockdown a number of measures
aimed at giving practical effect to the lockdown were introduced in the form of
Regulations and Directions. We ha...

Minister of Employment and Labour Regulation on 16 April 2020

AMENDMENT OF DIRECTIVE BY THE MINISTER OF EMPLOYMENT AND LABOUR IN TERMS OF REGULATION 10 (8) OF THE REGULATIONS ISSUED BY THE MINISTER OF COOPERATIVE GOVERNANCE AND TRADITIONAL AFFAIRS IN TERMS OF SE...

IFR COVID-19 Pandemic putting South Africa into global perspective

This analysis is an example of one of the services that theIFR offers; clients commission us to scan emerging trends, change drivers in an industry, or an issue of concern and compile it into a docume...

BFAP The use of agricultural inputs in South Africa

COVID-19 has caused widespread turmoil and volatility since the start of 2020 and the measures implemented to contain it have sent shockwaves throughout the global economy. Investor appetite for risk ...

TRANSNET COVID-19 Cargo agents granted access to vessels

Kindly note that in the second phase of the lockdown, TNPA has revised the security protocols within the South African Port system, to allow Cargo Agents to board the vessels. All other measures proc...

Minister of Finance speaking notes 14 April 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic is one of the greatest challenges that has ever faced our nation.

It is three simultaneous shocks. It is a health shock, which will stretch the resources of our health care sy...

SA’s COVID-19 epidemic: Trends & Next steps

Presentation by Minister of Health Zweli Mkhize on 13 April 2020

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Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19

COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 9 April 2020

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President Ramaphosa on the extension of Coronavirus COVID-19 lockdown

President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation on 9 April 2020 to announce an extension of the lockdown period until the end of April as well as various other steps taken by government during this tim...

Portfolio Committee on Health: COVID-19 Public Health Response

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BASA COVID-19 relief measures for customers

South African banks have moved quickly to implement wide-ranging debt-relief measures to,
wherever possible, assist customers who are experiencing financial difficulties due to the COVID-19
pandemic...

IDC special edition COVID-19 newsletter

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COVID-19 Recommended guidelines for fabric facial masks

A ‘fabric’ face mask for the general public is only part of a broader solution to curb the spread of COVID-19 and it must always be used in combination with other hygienic methods of prevention. S...

NEDBANK guide to the economy

The global economy faces a contraction deeper than that recorded in 2009. The spread of the coronavirus is hurting economic activity throughout the world as countries impose restrictions on the moveme...

COVID-19 lockdown: Frequently Asked Questions

This document is a guideline of best practices and a living document.

t must be noted that regulations are amended and new regulations are still being promulgated, therefore this information is sub...

COVID-19 lockdown: Implications for transport in agriculture

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COVID-19 lockdown: Tax support measures

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BFAP Food price outlook for Quarter 2 2020 and beyond

The crystal ball has just become more opaque than ever: as with every other aspect
of social and economic life in the time of COVID-19, food inflation projections for the
second quarter of 2020 and ...

Transnet COVID-19 customer update: Amendment of COGTA regulations

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BUSA Standard Operating Procedure (SOP)

Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) under Rebate Item 412.11 for Business importing Critical Supplies during the National State of Disaster

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DAFF media statement: Interventions to assist the agricultural sector during COVID-19

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, MP is pleased to announce the department’s interventions to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19.

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DAFF COVID-19 Agric disaster support fund

The Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development, Ms Thoko Didiza, MP is pleased to announce the department’s interventions to mitigate the impact of the COVID-19.
The department has ...

DAFF COVID-19 Application form: Agricultural Disaster Support Fund

APPLICATION FORM
COVID-19 Agricultural Disaster Support Fund for smallholder and communal farmers

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APAC COVID-19 Llivestock auctions

Agricultural Produce Agents Council (APAC)

The Minister in her media briefing on 24 March 2020 confirmed that the agriculture and food supply sector is one of the essential systems for livelihood a...

TERS benefit relief to employers and employees during COVID-19

C-19 TERS BENEFIT: WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
One of the measures that is designed to provide relief to employers and employees is the C-19 TERS benefit. On 3 April 2020, the Minister of Employment and La...

ITAC communication to stakeholders

In accordance with the President’s announcement of a nation-wide lockdown (lockdown) from midnight, Thursday 26 March 2020 until midnight on Thursday 16 April 2020, ITAC wishes to communicate the fo...

COGTA Permits for informal traders during COVID-19

Read more and download the permit here: Permits for informal traders

HSBC Global Research on South African Banks

The key uncertainty: It is impossible to predict how long the significant curtailment
of activities (the shutdown) in South Africa will last. The country took strong action
early on which has kept C...

Agri SA Rural Safety suggestions for members

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Water supply now centralised

On 2 April 2020 water and sanitation minister, Lindiwe Sisulu announced the centralisation of water distribution through a Johannesburg-based command centre for the duration of the COVID-19 lockdown....

BFAP Impact of COVID-19: Clarifying and managing essential goods and services

Over the past few days, the complex nature of South Africa’s food supply chains has come under the spotlight. These supply chains are a web of formal and informal interactions between agricultural i...

COVID-19: Understanding, consideration and cooperation in Agri value chains imperative

Agri SA calls for understanding and considerate conduct in agricultural value chains during the COVID-19 lockdown period. The agricultural sector has a massive responsibility to ensure food security ...

Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19

COVID-19 related regulations and directives affecting agriculture and the supply chain updated 2 April 2020

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NEDBANK COVID-19 Relief measures

Herewith an comprehensive document on Nedbank's COVID-19 relief measures.

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Agri SA's tips for safe workplaces during COVID-19 (Various languages)

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Thank you Farmers and Farm workers!

Stay positive and continue to feed our people!
South Africa and the world need farmers and farm workers more than ever.
Together we shall overcome!

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Agri SA Vervoer-regulasies: COVID-19 Pandemie

The Minister of Transport, Fikile Mbalula, issued regulations in terms of the Disaster Management Act on the 25th of March 2020 to prevent the spread of covid-19 in public transport services.

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COVID-19 lockdown: Implications for transport in agriculture

Download the information here: • COVID-19 Lockdown: Implications for transport in agricultur...

COVID-19 lockdown: Agri SA Employment letter - SAMPLE

Contact the provincial or commodity organisation where you hold membership to obtain the information and forms. https://www.agrisa.co.za/members

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COVID-19 lockdown: Frequently Asked Questions

This document is a guideline of best practices and a living document.

Agri SA COVID-19 FAQ<...

Easy - AID guide for employers

The COVID-19 Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) Guide has guidelines for employers who must claim from the Unemployment Insurance Fund during the restriction

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Directions issued by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environmen

Directions issued by the Minister of Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment in terms of regulation 10(8) of the regulations issued in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act, 2002 (act ...

Transnet Cautionary notice of potential force majuere

As Transnet, our primary concern continues to be the health and safety of our employees and the local communities in which we live and work. In this regard and in direct response to the Presidents cal...

Agri SA Summary of regulations for agriculture during COVID-19

On 15 March 2020 President Cyril Ramaphosa addressed the nation and declared the outbreak of the Covid-19 as a national state of disaster in terms of section 27(2) of the Disaster Management Act 57 of...

Agri SA War room strategy

Find essential information here: Agri SA war room strategy

COVID-19 TERS BENEFITS EASY AID

The COVID19 TERS Easy Aid is a guide on assistance available to employers and employees.

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Government Gazette: Disaster benefit directive

The BCEA directive provides clarity on how payment and leave should be made to employees.

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Tax measures to combat the COVID-19 pandemic

Read the media statement by the Minister of Finance here: Media statement Tax measures to com...

Transnet Notice of the declaration of force majeure due to the COVID-19 outbreak

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Agri SA COVID-19 Tax measures notes

Find some explanatory notes on COVID-19 tax measures here:

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DoL COVID-19 guidelines for assessment of claims

Department of Employment and Labour guidelines for assessment of claims during COVID-19

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UIF Temporary employer/employee relief scheme - EASY AID

Temporary employer/employee relief scheme (TERS)

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Department of Health: National IPC Strategic Framework

These implementation strategies should be read in conjunction with the National Infection Prevention and Control (IPC) Strategic Framework (2019) to support an IPC programme at health facility level t...

Amended regulations relating to harvesting and storage of agricultural products

Disaster Management Act (57/2002): Amendment of Regulations issued in Terms of Section 27 (2)

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Water Research Commission's fact sheet on water and COVID-19

For information on water quality, sanitation and hygiene management in light of Covid-19 please read the article below and also visit the WRC's website http://www.wrc.org.za/corona-virus/

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Directives on COVID-19 Pandemic

Directive to Municipalities, Provinces and others on COVID-19 Pandemic

Government Gazette: No. 11063

Directions issued by the Minister of Department of Co-operative Governance and Traditional A...

Final lock down regulations COVID-19 Pandemic

Disaster Management Act 2002: Amendment of regulations issued in terms of Section 27(2)

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SAVA guidelines during COVID-19 lockdown

The South African Veterinary Association (SAVA) would like to inform veterinarians of suggested
practice guidelines in this period until the COVID-19 virus subsides to a point where it no longer pose...

SAVA guideline on practice services during COVID-19 lockdown

The South African Veterinary Association guideline

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Transnet Application of the COVID-19 lockdown proactive measures

Application of the COVID-19 lockdown proactive measures to ensure throughput of essential services 26 March - 16 April 2020

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Agriculture, a strategic sector, must now be safe!

Joint media statement by Agri SA and TLU SA

Both Agri SA and TLU SA calls on their members to be more alert, and on the police to maintain visibility in rural areas during this time. As agricultura...

Eskom postponement of contact stakeholder engagements

The Statement by President Cyril Ramaphosa on measures to combat the Coronavirus (COVID19) has reference.

The World Health Organisation has declared the Coronavirus outbreak as a global pandemic an...

Drastic times call for drastic measures in South Africa

Agri SA welcomes the drastic measures President Cyril Ramaphosa has announced to the nation regarding the mitigation activities related to COVID-19 and the spread of the disease in South Africa. As of...

BFAP COVID-19 How SA spend food budgets

One of the key features of any economy experiencing the scale and magnitude of the current COVID-19 outbreak is to assess the ability of people to get access to food. Although South Africa’s rural p...

South Africa is food secure and consumers are urged to stop panic buying amid COVID-19

The increase in COVID-19 cases in South Africa is a major concern for everyone. The steps taken by the government to combat the further spread of the virus should be supported by all.

However, dras...

Eskom COVID-19 preparedness

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COVID-19: Tough times ahead for SA economy

Examples of COVID-19’s shorter-term economic consequences include falling demand for airline and tourism services, disruptions to supply chains and global food systems. South Africa’s economic cha...

Stats SA fieldwork suspension

Stats SA staff will suspend data collection on farms due to the COVID-19. This means that Stats SA staff are not expected to be visiting farms as of today until 31 March 2020

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Agri SA calls on agricultural sector to adhere to COVID-19 precautionary measures

Agri SA welcomes the announcement by President Cyril Ramaphosa to declare the COVID-19 outbreak as a national state of disaster. This pandemic not only impacts on the day to day business of all sector...

BUSA documents on COVID-19

Find various BUSA (Business Unity South Africa) documents here:

BUSA Travel advise

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Corona crisis threatens agricultural trade globally

The unexpected and alarming spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) has sparked fears of a global economic slowdown. South African agriculture exports approximately 25 commodities amounting to a value of...

Agri SA responds to the national state of disaster declaration

Agri SA acknowledges the announcement by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs, Dr. Nkosazana Dlamini Zuma to declare a national state of disaster in South Africa. The rationa...