Question NW4200 to the Minister of Small Business Development

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08 January 2024 - NW4200

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De Villiers, Mr JN to ask the Minister of Small Business Development

Whether she will provide an update on (a)(i) the status and (ii) specific details of the energy relief package announced on 18 January 2023 and (b)(i) the steps taken towards its implementation and (ii) the expected timeline for delivery?”


I have been advised that:

The Department of Small Business Development engaged the National Treasury in March 2023 for funding to assist SMMEs to deal with the effects of load shedding under a programme called “Energy Relief”, also known as “the Power Purchase”, and the request was not approved by the National Treasury.

An update on this was provided to the Portfolio Committee.

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