04 August 2020 - NW862
Kruger, Mr HC to ask the Minister of Agriculture, Land Reform and Rural Development
1) Whether her department will offer any form of Covid-19 financial or other relief to small businesses; if not, why not; if so, what are the relevant details; 2) whether the Covid-19 financial or other relief will only be allocated to qualifying small businesses according to the Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment Act, Act 53 of 2003, as amended; if not, what is the position in this regard; if so, (a) on what statutory grounds and/or provisions does she or her department rely to allocate Covid-19 financial or other relief only to small businesses according to the specified Act and (b) what form of Covid-19 financial or other relief, if any, will be made available to other small businesses?
1. No. The Department of Small Business Development is supporting small businesses through various COVID-19 Intervention schemes.
2. Falls away.