COVID-19 updated communication statement

In light of the address by President Ramaphosa on 23 March 2020 and, the range of measures that have been and will have to be taken in respect of COVID-19, Chemuniqué would like to share some actions required from all of us to stop the spread of the virus. Specifically, under the banner of the Disaster Management Act (57 of 2002), the President has proclaimed a nationwide lockdown for 21 days, effective from midnight on Thursday 26 March 2020 until 16 April 2020. What this means effectively is that individuals will not be able to leave their homes unless under strictly controlled conditions, e.g. to seek medical attention, to buy food, or to collect social grants. In addition, the South African National Defense Force (SANDF) will be deployed to assist the South African Police Service (SAPS) to ensure that all mandated measures are implemented. The public health management programme will, over the coming weeks, significantly increase screening, testing, and contact tracing services in order to limit the spread of the virus. 

Banks, pharmacies, and supermarkets may remain open during the lockdown. In addition, companies that are essential to the production of food (including all related manufacturing, processing, and distribution operations) may remain open ‒ we await the publication of the list of these industries and industry sectors. 

Chemuniqué is proud of our commitment to play our role in producing feed for food for the future. We believe that our business is a vital cog in ensuring that feed and food producers can continue to provide quality agricultural products, therefore we are committing to supplying our sub-Saharan customers as per normal, wherever that’s within our ability. We are privileged to have outstanding partners who are also committed to keep supplying us. Please note that at this stage, there is no need to stockpile any products. It is our priority to continue serving the industry within the new guidelines, and our customers remain our priority. We have taken measures to ensure we have enough stock during these times and do not foresee too many challenges in the supply chain. The President has indicated that all ports and distribution networks will remain operational. Rest assured that you will receive a weekly updated statement of the situation every Tuesday, or as the situation changes. 

Please be advised that Chemuniqué and our supply chain partners are implementing all reasonable measures to reduce the risk of exposure and spread of the virus. If you have any queries, please feel free to contact your Chemuniqué consultant or myself at any time. 

DepartmentContact personContact numberEmail address
FinanceZama Ndaba+27 (0) 60 852
LogisticsAndré Rossouw+27 (0) 71 109
Poultry team lead and laboratory queriesNatasha Snyman+27 (0) 83 237
Swine team leadMashilo Phosa+27 (0) 82 885
Amino acids and companion animalsHeinrich Jansen van Vuuren+27 (0) 79 888
Marketing and public relationsRobyn Joubert+27 (0) 74 252
Commercial executiveJackie Tucker+27 (0) 82 571
Governance executiveJerry Rowles+27 (0) 82 469
Innovation director and research queriesDr Peter Plumstead+27 (0) 71 679

Kind regards,

Terry Wiggill

+27 (0) 82 410 2105

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