Tomato Producers’ Organisation
The TPO as a voluntary producers’ organisation aspires to act as a mouthpiece for the producers of fresh tomatoes in South Africa.
Covid-19 brings with it an economic deep freeze the world over. South Africa offered its own economic stimulus package which includes tax relief measures, the South African Future Trust (SAFT), Debt Relief Finance Scheme, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) Covid-19 Essential Supplies Intervention and Training Layoff Scheme.
Register for essential services
The essential services application to register on the bizportal.gov.za portal is not obligatory. It is meant to assist if you are stopped at roadblocks. The portal is currently functional. You need to get to this page: http://bizportal.gov.za/services.aspx
Agricultural Sector declared as essential
Ivan Meyer, Western Cape Minister of Agriculture assures farmers and farmworkers that in terms of Regulation No. 398 of the Disaster Management Act, 2002,the sector,being responsible for food security,has been declared as “essential” during 21 Day COVID-19 Lockdown
The agricultural and agribusiness sectors, who have been granted a special dispensation to continue working under the present lockdown circumstances, needs to strictly adhere to the Government Gazette published regulations.
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