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UIF has R30bn available for Covid-19 income support to laid-off workers

The Unemployment Insurance Fund and the Department of Employment and Labour have launched the new Covid-19 temporary employee relief scheme, which will provide funds to distressed companies unable to pay the full salaries of workers they permanently laid off or sent home temporarily due to Covid-19 and the shutdown. From April, the government is bracing…

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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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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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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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Government Assistance for Small Business

You can watch an interview with Business Day (25 March 2020) on how government will assist small businesses. Here is the link. https://www.businesslive.co.za/bd/national/2020-03-25-watch-how-government-will-help-small-businesses/ The post Government Assistance for Small Business appeared first on Randburg Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

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Update on government support for SMEs

Information on this page courtesy of SA Business Hub Small business owners can call 0860 663 7867 or email info@dsbd.gov.za to find out what kind of government support they qualify for during the lockdown. Small businesses in SA can now register for help during the coronavirus disaster Registration is now open, on www.smmesa.gov.za, for small…

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