The PPECB Operational Services Programme is responsible for delivering integrated inspection and cold chain services for the export market. This Programme is divided into 3 sub-programmes namely; North, South and Coastal. The aim of the Programme is to deliver an effective and efficient service to all PPECB stakeholders. The programme is further committed to ensure achievement of the PPECB‘s strategic objectives.
The North sub-programme is responsible for the execution of the PPECB’s mandate in the northern regions, which include the provinces of Mpumalanga, Limpopo, Gauteng and the Free State as well as the Port of Maputo. This sub-programme focuses on all the products which include over 52% of the citrus in the country, all subtropical fruit, grains, groundnuts and minor products such as vegetables and flowers.
The South sub-programme consists of the Western and Northern Cape (Lower Orange River) provinces. This sub-programme delivers a service to the following regions: Paarl, Ceres, Grabouw, Robertson, Citrusdal and the Lower Orange River. This sub-programme is responsible for 92% of all pome fruit, 94% of all table grapes, 94% of all stone fruit, all canned fruit, all dried fruit and all rooibos tea destined for the export market.
The Coastal sub-programme delivers a service to Montague Gardens, KwaZulu Natal and Eastern Cape provinces. The Coastal sub-programe also has the national responsibility of cold chain and the citrus throughout the country. The Montague Garden’s office is predominantly involved in cold chain activities, whereas KwaZulu Natal and Eastern Cape in intensive inspection and cold chain services. Commodities inspected in the Eastern Cape are predominantly citrus and pome. Inspections conducted in KwaZulu Natal are citrus and grain products.