News > 21 May 2020 – Gauteng Premier visits Nissan plant ahead of reopening
Today David Makhura Premier of Gauteng province along with a delegation of public officials visited Nissan’s manufacturing plant in Rosslyn. The reason for the visit was to check that all necessary precautions have been taken at the plant to protect against the COVID-19 virus ahead of its reopening next month. Premier Makhura’s delegation consisted of the MEC of Health, MEC of the Gauteng Department of Economic Development, Agriculture & Environment and the MEC of Gauteng Education.
Nissan South Africa has strictly adhered to the national response to the COVID-19 pandemic and has ensured that with the reopening of the plant the highest care is being taken to reduce risk of infection across the production process. Social distancing & strict hygiene practices will be adhered to by all staff.
“We are extremely happy that we have passed all COVID-19 inspections and we look forward to welcoming our employees back to work in June after the temporary shutdown of our Rosslyn plant due to the pandemic, the safety and health of all our stakeholders, including our employees is our biggest priority.” said Mike Whitfield, Chairman Nissan Africa & Managing Director Nissan Egypt at Nissan Motor Corporation at Nissan Group of Africa
“I am pleased with the procedures that Nissan Group of Africa has put in place to protect the people of Gauteng, which is my priority as we reopen the economy,” concluded Gauteng Premier David Makhura