Relief fund not enough

The Democratic Alliance (DA) in Gauteng welcomes the assistance that has been given to small businesses in the province since the start of the national lockdown on 26 March 2020. However, the R40 million that has been set aside to assist small businesses is too little to make a dent in the suffering of businesses, informal traders and spaza shops. During a question and answer session in the Gauteng Provincial Legislature (GPL) on Tuesday, the MEC for Economic Development, Morakane Mosupyoe revealed that the department aims to provide support to 4000 informal traders, small businesses and…

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