The IDC has established a R300-million Covid-19 Small Industrial Finance Distress Fund to assist qualifying IDC clients, as well as new clients, that have been negatively affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.Apply online for relief
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Dear members of the Plett Tourism Industry,Marius Venter, CEO Plett Tourism
I would like to start this letter by extending my very sincere gratitude to each one of you for the role you are playing in contributing towards the defeat of the COVID-19 Coronavirus by implementing all the required protocols to keep your employees and both present and future customers safe. It is vital that each of us diligently follow these protocols at all times if we are to negotiate ourselves through this crisis in the shortest possible period of time.
I hope you and your family are and remain safe and secure. This has been a ...more
Food is life, and all life is sacred. If we're going to save the lives of our people, we need to feed them.
No life is worth losing and no mouths should have to go hungry because of the corona-virus pandemic.
The people of Plett came together during lockdown to feed those in need, and they are still doing so.
With your help, no one will go hungry, and fewer lives will be lost because of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Huge thanks to all the people who have helped out in the food relief schemes in this video, and to Daron Chatz, Grace Harrison and Carmen Van Der Westhuizen for bringing it to you by producing this video.Find out how you can ...more
On 01 June 2020, South Africa will move to Lockdown Level 3.
Make sure you follow the new regulations and guidelines to minimize the spread of COVID-19.
A blog by Wandisile Sebezo.Social distancing is a major concern in Kwano and joggers need safer spaces to exercise
As someone who stays in a township I know first-hand how social distancing and staying indoors can be a nightmare for many families living in these areas, and being part of an initiative that delivers food parcels to those in need, I have seen first-hand how families are really struggling to make ends meet.
I have also seen how many of these families are squeezed together like sardines, making social distancing really not practical, but some behaviours cannot go without reprimand, alas, especially in ...more
Garden Route District Municipality has compiled a screening guideline template for businesses to use when screening their staff and workers as they return to the workplace.Download the template here
The Restaurant Association of South Africa (RASA) in conjunction with IHSS Group has created a document to provide restaurants across South Africa with guidelines during and after the Covid-19 Pandemic.
The document highlights mandatory and recommended actions and control measures to be implemented by employers and managers. As far as reasonably practicable these recommendations have been developed to be suitable for the Restaurant industry.Download the RASA Document
The world is facing an unprecedented global health, social and economic emergency due to the COVID- 19 pandemic.
Travel and tourism is among the most affected sectors. In an unprecedented shock to the tourism sector, the COVID-19 pandemic has cut international tourist arrivals in the first quarter of 2020 to a fraction of what they were a year ago.
Available data points to a double-digit decrease of 22% in Q1 2020, with arrivals in March down by 57%. This translates into a loss of 67 million international arrivals and about USD 80 billion in export revenues from international tourism.Download and read the full article here
The unprecedented impact of COVID-19 on our communities, informal (spaza shops) and formal (small and medium) scale businesses has led to wide-scale relief responses from the private and public sector.
The Special COVID-19 Social Relief of Distress Grant will be implemented in terms of the existing avenue provided for by the Social Relief of Distress (SRD) channel, which is administered in accordance with the provisions as set in the Social Assistance Act, 2004. In terms of Regulation 9 (6), social relief may be provided to South African citizens, permanent residents and refugees who have been affected by a disaster.DETAILS OF SUPPORT:
The amount to be paid to qualifying ...more
The purpose of this newsletter is to keep you updated with the latest locally pertinent information regarding the Covid-19 pandemic’s effect on our community as well as the activities of the Response Team to coordinate our local response to the threat.
Firstly, a huge thank you to our donors. We have received a total of R4 064 985 in donations, of which the Bitou Municipality has contributed R200 000 towards the isolation and quarantine facilities, R1 050 000 for food parcels distributed over the Easter weekend and an additional R600 000 which will be donated in the next couple of days to purchase nutritional porridge. Our total expenditure ...more
A major retailer in Plettenberg Bay in the Garden Route region of the Western Cape is helping SMEs to try and stay afloat during COVID-19 lockdown.
KwikSpar in Plett has set up a table in its shop where local restaurants and shop owners who are unable to trade can sell their good.
Wesgro recently held a webinar on getting your business on track during and after the COVID-19 panedimic. Watch below...