Issued on 24 Mar 20
Dear colleagues and partners,
Our state president has this evening made a public announcement to the effect
that South Africa will shut down all but essential services for 21 days effective
midnight Thursday 26 March until Thursday 16 April.
The full speech is attached which please share through your appropriate
platforms and associations.
We are not yet sure how commercial shipping will be affected and will be
seeking urgent guidance from the relevant authorities; updates will follow
as soon as we are able to do so.
Our team will all be working remotely from home during this shut down and
you can continue to use our usual email address and mobile phone numbers
listed on everyone’ e-signatures. There may be unavoidable delays in response
times and we ask for your patience as we adjust to this situation. Mobile phone
and data networks will be placed under extreme stress which will hamper
Where it is urgent and you cannot get hold of your usual Paccon representative,
you may call myself (+27 83 2867820) and / or Logan Nayager (+27 84 6039095)
at any time.