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Lockdown extension: Food security and sustaining WC economy vital, says Premier

10 April 2020 10:14 AM
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Food security
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We need to think about changes to regulations that allow businesses to operate while still minimising Covid risk - Alan Winde.

When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a two-week extension of the national lockdown on Thursday night, he highlighted government's ongoing efforts to support the country's most vulnerable.

RELATED: President Cyril Ramaphosa extends lockdown by 2 weeks

Western Cape Premier Alan Winde says, along with preventing an economic meltdown in the Western Cape, ensuring food security amid escalating poverty is a top priority.

It just takes two weeks - two weeks without a pay cheque, two weeks without your business trading... it doesn't matter who it is that is involved in that value chain everybody is severely impacted.

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

With the announcement of the extension, says Winde, they will be trying to trace not only Covid-19 patients but also those people who are in dire straits.

This last week was: How do we get more food into the system because as soon as you don't have that pay cheque, you fall outside of a social grant system, you now are in sort-of no man's land

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

We're still even trying to track and trace where more and more people are sitting abiding by the rules, locked up in their home but the cupboard is bare.

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

Regarding support for businesses amid the current restrictions, Winde says the provincial government has already put forward suggestions about regulations that need to change.

He also emphasizes the creation of the kind of environment where entrepreneurs are able to re-invent themselves.

Entrepreneurs are going to have to come up with those ideas, but we have to create the environment that allows them that, so I said to the president yesterday: How do we enable the new normal under Covid conditions?

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

That new normal needs to be where those regulations create the space that is not going to spread the virus [look at the devastation in New York]... So, how do we create an environment where perhaps a restaurant can now produce food but not for seats in their restaurant, but they can have it delivered to a customer.

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

Citing another example, Winde says he's been calling for permission for the sale of electronic goods to enable businesses to work for home.

Also, why is the sale of seeds banned when it stops people from creating some sustainability by planting vegetables in their garden?

So we need to create that environment and we need to think about, very carefully, what are those changes we can put in place while still minimising the risk.

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

Winde reports that their suggestions were "positively" received by the president and they will be submitting further details for consideration.

We submitted yesterday I think it's 11 other issues that we need regulatory change on, right down to the one that came in right at the end - Alcoholics Anonymous are finding it very difficult to help people online and they've got to re-think a new model for themselves.

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

There are so many things that change every single day and we've got to be responsive and understand that our job is to slow this virus, be prepared for when that spike comes and, at the same time, obviously don't have a total meltdown from an economic point of view.

Alan Winde, Western Cape Premier

Listen to the important discussion in detail below:


10 April 2020 10:14 AM
Tags:
Western Cape
Food security
Alan Winde
Covid-19 regulations
lockdown extension
Covid-19 business support

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