Small-business development minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has outlined the proposed package to support spaza shops during SA’s coronavirus lockdown period, including assistance in network purchasing or bulk buying, seed capital and access to business support tools such as bookkeeping.

Ntshavheni’s department is spearheading the R500m in government support directed at the nation’s small businesses, the sector of the economy expected to be hardest hit by the three-week  lockdown...

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