Farmers Asked to Continue Producing Food under difficult circumstances. When President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the initial 21-day lockdown to curb the spread of the COVID-19 virus, he assured South Africans that the country has enough food.
This, as people, hastened to stockpile food and other items. As an essential service, farms continue to produce food but under very different circumstances than they would have last year. In the far-flung rural area of the Koue Bokkeveld in the Witzenberg Municipality, apples are being harvested.