The recent outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic has become an increasingly challenging situation, which has impacted all business operations. SIZA recognises that this is a developing situation, and the protection of people living and working on farms and within agriculture is paramount. Due to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s declaration, SIZA has a responsibility to ensure members, buyers, and other stakeholders are protected and adhere to new regulations set by the South African Government. South Africa and its citizens will be on lockdown from Friday, March 27th 2020, until 30 April 2020.

As a control measure, SIZA, along with its relevant stakeholders and contingency committees, understands the effect that this new regulation will have on all businesses, citizens, and relevant role-players around the world. It is therefore important that all parties involved practice understanding during this time and allow for the necessary regulations to be implemented. To read more about this procedure, please click here.