MBSA fights COVID-19 in Eastern Cape
Mercedes-Benz South Africa Limited (MBSA) announced earlier this it will assist in the fight against the COVID-19 epidemic in the Eastern Cape, by manufacturing the supply of 3D printed recyclable plastic face shields for use in mass screening, clinics and hospitals. In addition, and pending quality assurance regulatory approval,... Read more
Only 6% of small businesses get relief funding
Findings extracted from the COVID-19 National Small Business Survey (Post Level-5 lockdown) released by the National Small Business Chamber (NSBC), highlights the continued pain experienced by small businesses coming out of level-5 of the lockdown. The survey canvassed thousands of small businesses throughout the country, providing invaluable insights into... Read more
KFC adds Hope tackles EC food security
With the nation-wide lockdown in full effect, food insecurity in South Africa has increased. People who used to be able to fend for themselves are now unable to. This has seen across all the provinces – including the Eastern Cape – who are requiring even further intervention and assistance... Read more
SARS back to work but grim economic outlook for SA
Tax Consulting’s Jean du Toit says in a recent article that the Commissioner for SARS made a profound media statement, which gave a detailed account of projected revenue collection in light of the COVID-19 crisis, but also gave valuable insight of what we can expect from SARS in coming... Read more
VWSA to convert PE plant into Covid-19 facility
To assist local and provincial government in providing much-needed care to Covid-19 patients in Nelson Mandela Bay, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has made its Port Elizabeth plant available as a temporary medical facility. The plant in Neave (Korsten, Port Elizabeth), which is currently not in use, will be... Read more
SA to rally & give to Covid
As part of the global response to the COVID-19 pandemic, organisers of Giving Tuesday, the global day for charity, have announced a second day of giving on 5 May. Once again, they’ve teamed up with GivenGain as their official South African online fundraising platform, to enable fundraisers and donors... Read more
Companies should facilitate employees’ Covid-19 benefits
The Department of Employment and Labour says thousands of employees, who may qualify for COVID-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) benefits, may not receive their due. This, according to the department, is because companies have either not applied on their behalf or have not corrected the information to enable... Read more
Business believe they cannot continue to operate: Survey
Stats SA today released the results of a rapid response survey conducted with businesses during the lockdown. Businesses were asked how the current crisis affected their operations in the two-week period from 30 March to 13 April 2020. More than 700 businesses in the formal sector responded to the... Read more