LOCKDOWN

COVID-19 regulations and the lockdown is having various risk implications for your business. We offer a comprehensive list of FAQs to help you understand the regulations.

BUSINESS SUPPORT

National government, municipalities and private sector have provided various financial relief measures, answer five simple questions about your business to understand which are the most applicable for you to apply for.

RECOVERY

Review the latest best practices from businesses locally and globally that are dealing with the impact of COVID-19 and how they have adapted.

TRAVEL

COVID-19 regulations and lockdown is having various implications on travel and tourism. We offer a comprehensive list of FAQs to help you understand the regulations.

COVID-19 CONTENT CENTRE, SUPPORTING BUSINESS IN CAPE TOWN AND THE WESTERN CAPE

RECOVERY

Review the latest best practices here.

TRAVEL

Click here for top travel and tourism FAQs.

BUSINESS SUPPORT

Find our COVID-19 SUPPORT FINDER tool here.

LOCKDOWN

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MAKE IT SAFE. MAKE IT RESILIENT

COVID-19 Content Centre (CCC) is a resource for Western Cape businesses to help them navigate the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic.

We’re updating this site regularly as new information becomes available.

We have established a team of sectorial and communication experts to help navigate the uncertainty caused by various sources of information during the crisis and provide guidelines and best practice to help your business build resilience for now, and the future.

To access health information, please visit the Western Cape Government’s Department of Health website.

LOCKDOWN

LATEST FAQS

Can my business export wine during the National Lockdown?


On 7 April 2020 the Minister of Transport issued Directions that effectively lifted the ban on the export of and transport for export purposes of wine and other fresh produce products. The Direction specifically provides for the transportation...

I BELIEVE MY BUSINESS IS AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE BUT I AM NOT SURE, WHAT SHOULD I DO?


Non-Compulsory Certification of Enterprises through the Bizportal: Enterprises may register for a CIPC Essential Service certificate on bizportal.gov.za Click on the SERVICES button Possession of a CIPC certificate does not constitute...

IF MY BUSINESS IS PERFORMING AN ESSENTIAL SERVICE, CAN MY STAFF CONTINUE TO WORK ON-SITE FOR THE DURATION OF THE LOCKDOWN?


According to Guideline for the Permit to Perform Essential Services issued by the Department of Trade, Industry, and Competition in terms of the Disaster Management Act: Only enterprises which are deemed providers of essential goods and...

WILL THE WESTERN CAPE VETERINARY EXPORT CERTIFICATION OFFICE REMAIN OPEN DURING THE LOCKDOWN?


Yes. In a statement on 30 March 2020, MEC of Agriculture in the Western Cape, Ivan Meyer, confirmed that the Western Cape Veterinary Export Certification Office would remain open during the lockdown. This follows the implementation of the...

I have an essential service but need funding/value chain assistance during this time


Should your business need specific assistance during or as a result of the lockdown period, please send an email to supportbusiness@wesgro.co.za with the specifics of your challenge and assistance required.

Business Support

TOOLKITS

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COVID-19 SUPPORT FINDER

The COVID-19 SUPPORT FINDER is a simple five step process to help you assess which is the most applicable financial relief measure for you to apply for. The process takes less than one minute to complete.

TOOLKITS

Click here for a set of resources and guides that can assist with assisting you and your business adapt and build resilience

RECOVERY

Best Practice

Amazon grows the labour force

Amazon grows the labour force

With online sales surging due to consumers unable/unwilling to go to shops, Amazon battled to keep up with the demand, leading to numerous delays in delivery. The company hired an additional 100 000...

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Travel

LATEST FAQS

If you have an international guest in your establishment, where must their details be logged?


SA Tourism has created The Central Traveller Registry for accommodation establishments who do not have a visitor management system. Please see below for instructions on how to submit: Please download this excel file here Once...

As an Airbnb Host, how can I determine whether I am eligible for the $250million fund that Airbnb CEO Brian Chesky announced?


Airbnb has announced several key initiatives and policies, including $250 million USD to help accommodation hosts impacted by COVID-19-related cancellations. To learn more about Airbnb's Extenuating Circumstances Policy, click here. To learn...

Are any other short-term measures being undertaken by the Department of Tourism to aid in the COVID-19 crisis?


According to the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, in her statement released on the 24 March, plans are well underway to establish the Tourism Services Call Centre where affected businesses can get information on the available relief...

What is the criteria to qualify for the Tourism Relief Fund?


According to the Minister of Tourism, Mmamoloko Kubayi-Ngubane, in her statement released on the 24 March, the criteria to qualify for the Tourism Relief Fund is outlined as follows: 1) Must be a formally registered business with the Companies...

What is meant by the new exemption for accommodation establishments under the Competition Act issued on 27 March by the Minister of Department of Trade, Industry and Competition?


Regulations have been passed (Competition Regulations: COVOID-19 Block Exemption for the Hotel Industry, 27 March 2020) exempting certain agreements and practices in the hotel industry from section 4 and 5 of the Competition Act (restrictive...

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