Business for South Africa strongly welcomes the decision by Minister Ebrahim Patel and the Department of Trade and Industry to expand the list of goods which may be transacted through e-Commerce platforms during Alert Level 4 of the lockdown; and the protocols which must be observed by retailers, couriers or delivery services and customers in respect of goods transacted through e-Commerce.
To view the list, go to http://www.gpwonline.co.za/Gazettes/Pages/Published-Separate-Gazettes.aspx and download 43321 14-5 TradeIndustryCompetition.
Transnet National Ports Authority would like to remind port users of the requirement to disclose suspected and confirmed COVID-19 cases to the Authority and the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NICD), for the purposes of addressing, preventing or combatting the spread of COVID-19 in the port system. This is in accordance with the published level 4 regulations by Government.
Health and safety remains our priority and the Authority urges all port users to prioritise COVID- 19 health and safety precautions in their operational areas which include:
• COVID-19 screening procedure (temperature checks)
• Wearing of appropriate Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) as prescribed by the regulations, which includes a face mask/screen and hand gloves where applicable.
As previously communicated, the Authority has put in place stringent health and safety measures in all our entry and exit points to limit the spread of COVID-19 infections. All port users must be in possession of the Essential Services Permit with port access/ID and they will be subjected to standard COVID-19 Screening process (temperature checks) on arrival. Failure to adhere to these measures will result in access being denied.
Port users are further requested that, in addition to published COVID-19 reporting protocols, are to report positive COVID-19 case(s) to the Port Manager of the affected port by telephone.
We’ve all had some time to digest how the different levels of lockdown will affect our businesses and livelihoods. Some of us will be affected more than others. Families and communities supporting each other financially is fast becoming the new normal. If you or someone close to you is experiencing the reality of their income being cut, either completely or partially, here are some ways to keep risk cover in place and stay on track with investment goals.
For Business SA infographics that provide more information on the financial assistance available – download the document below,