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Free Live Webinar: Covid-19 Effects On SMEs

FREE WEBINAR SPONSORED BY ABSA The Effects of Covid-19 on South African SME’s 1st April 2020 – 12h00 About the Webinar In this webinar, Daily Maverick journalist, Ray Mahlaka will be in conversation with the CEO of Small Business Institute, John Dludlu and Absa’s Deputy CEO for Retail and Business Bank, Bongiwe Gangeni to discuss the various effects that the spread of…

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Business Partners ready to take applications for the Rupert Funding by the end of the week

Ben Bierman, Managing Director at Business Partners The disruption brought on by the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) has left many small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) across the world uncertain about their future. Couple this with a low growth environment, South Africa entering a technical recession, and the country’s ratings downgrade to sub-investment grade by Moody’s on Friday,…

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Call for Expression of Interest

Call for Expression of Interest Provision of Business Services to SMME’s and Cooperatives: Business Mentorship, Consulting, Post-Business Support and Coaching Submission Deadline: Tuesday, 21 April 2020 In line with the Government mandate of providing seamless and streamlined services to Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) and Cooperatives, the Small Enterprise Development Agency (Seda) and Small…

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South Africans Warned Not To Wear Masks And Gloves During Lockdown

Many people feel that they can protect themselves against COVID-19 (Coronavirus) by wearing personal protection equipment (PPE) such as gloves and masks as a precaution. The Head of the Western Cape Health Department has issued an appeal to the general public of the province to not wear gloves and masks, due to the risks these…

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Question and Answer on Lockdown for Business

The Covid-19 pandemic has required a rapid response from all parties in South Africa, including business.  Since the lockdown announcement, there have been many important questions that require urgent answers.  As such, attached is a Q&A which constitutes our expectations as to how the business lockdown will take effect. It is not an official document, but…

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Panic Is Close Second To The Corona Curse

BY   Ivan Israelstam, Chief Executive of Labour Law Management Consulting. He may be contacted on (011) 888-7944 or 0828522973 or on e-mail address: ivan@labourlawadvice.co.za. Go to: www.labourlawadvice.co.za. It is understandable that business owners feel panicky because of the toll Corona is taking on business income. However, many businesses realise that if they implement wholesale retrenchments…

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How To Report Price Gouging

Items ranging from toilet paper to meat now come with price controls, and any retailer that hikes the prices of those items unduly could be in for a fine of R1 million, or up to 12 months in prison. But if you think someone is trying to profiteer, don’t phone the police. The SA Police…

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Covid-19 SMME Debt Relief Finance Scheme

The Department of Small Business Development has introduced relief mechanisms for SMME’s impacted negatively by the COVID-19 Pandemic. Below please find mechanisms, criteria and processes to be completed: SMME Debt Finance Relief SMME Business Growth Resilience Facility Download [702.31 KB] Download [657.17 KB] The post Covid-19 SMME Debt Relief Finance Scheme appeared first on Randburg…

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All .co.za Websites Are Required To Link To CoronaVirus.co.za

DEPARTMENT OF TELECOMMUNICATIONS AND POSTAL SERVICES Vol. 657 26 March 2020 No. 43164 5.1.4 All Internet sites operating within .zaDNA top level domain name must have a landing page with a visible link to https://sacoronavirus.co.za/ Download Government Gazette No. 43164 Download [700.84 KB] The post All .co.za Websites Are Required To Link To CoronaVirus.co.za appeared first…

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