The deadline that Grain SA gave itself on which it would decide whether this year’s rescheduled Nampo Harvest Day would go ahead or be postponed is fast approaching.
Back in February, when Grain SA announced that this year’s Nampo would be moved from its usual dates in May to 17 to 21 August, the organisation planned to evaluate the state of South Africa in terms of the Covid-driven National State of Disaster on 1 June.
Come 1 June, therefore, a decision will have to be taken on whether to proceed with the show this year, or whether to make an alternative plan, based on the state of the pandemic, and the legislation surrounding it.
The last physical Nampo Harvest Day was held at the Bothaville grounds in May 2019 and because of the lockdown last year’s physical event was replaced with a virtual Nampo, which featured 93 participating exhibitors and attracted 31 500 online visitors.
While the main Nampo show is still in some flux, the Nampo Cape show, scheduled for 8 to 10 September in Bredasdorp, and the Nampo Alfa shown scheduled for 30 September to 2 October at Nampo Park, are set to continue on these confirmed dates.