On March the 5th 2020, the South African Minister of Health announced the first confirmed case of Covid-19 in South Africa. This announcement confirmed the 2019–20 coronavirus pandemic spread to South Africa.
The growing number of confirmed cases in South Africa resulted in the President declaring a national state of disaster and on 23 March 2020 issued a national lockdown starting on 26 March 2020.
The lockdown fundamentally placed a halt on business as usual across all sectors/industries, as it imposed various restrictions i.e. social distancing, restriction to travel, on business operations on all sectors/industries.
The restriction has caused grave financial distress to most SMMEs across all spectrums, as such in the recent weeks, the South African Government has implemented various interim measures to curb the immediate and longer-term effects of the COVID-19 pandemic on businesses and individuals.
Attached are highlights of some interim relief measures currently being implemented by the SA Government and its departments, as well as other initiatives aimed to reduce the effects of COVID-19. More relief measures will be made available to public in the coming weeks, as such, please keep checking on various platforms for more relief measures as they become available
For more information relative to the relief funding options, please click the link below: