6 Steps to apply for ‘business operating’ exemptions during lockdown period Several categories of business are able to remain open during the lockdown period, in order to provide crucial and essential products and services to South Africans. This is how business-owners and management can apply for exemptions, and remain operational during the lock down. 1. Please send your e-mail/letter to Dr. Umeesha Naidoo – Acting Chief Director of Primary Minerals Processing (UNaidoo@thedti.gov.za). 2. Reason for the Request 3. Products Produced 4. Number of People required 5. Measures to be put in place (eg. Transport) 6. Location of the plant Contact Acting Chief Director of Primary Minerals Processing (UNaidoo@thedti.gov.za).