As you are aware, South Africa will remain in lockdown, which has been extended until 30 April. The lockdown has implications for all businesses, with certain “essential services” being granted an exemption to continue operating.
As a company that is critical in the food value chain, agricultural sector and provision of essential products, we as Kaap Agri are included as part of the exempted “essential services”, and have been issued with the required exemption certificates in order to trade.
Accordingly, the following Kaap Agri divisions have adapted and revised their operational requirements to essential services, but will continue to operate normally as far as possible under the circumstances, until further notice.
|Wesgraan Seed Processing Plants||Open|
|Kaap Agri Mechanisation||Open|
|The Fuel Company (including Expressmark)||Open|
|Kaap Agri Distribution Centre||Open|
|Shared services||Open and may be contacted via telephone and e-mail|
Please note Liquormarks and Quick Service Restaurants at our filling stations are closed.
Although we are included as part of “essential services”, we are making prudent choices to ensure that we protect the health of our employees, customers and stakeholders, all of whom are better off because we exist. Accordingly, our staff have been empowered with strict hygiene protocols and guidelines on essential service products. Similarly, we ask customers to abide by the hygiene and product guidelines at our stores and operating units.
The health and wellbeing of our own community and customers remain our top priority while we keep the doors open to support ongoing agricultural production in the country. We are proud that given our capabilities with regard to products and services used for essential food production, we can contribute positively to this challenge.
Chief Executive Officer
Kaap Agri Group