Some of SA’s largest companies have pledged to pay their small and medium enterprise suppliers on time, highlighting a long standing problem that has bedeviled the country's entrepreneurs who are supposed to be engines for growth and job creation.

Business for SA (B4SA), a lobby group formed at the advent of the Covid-19 outbreak to support the nation’s crisis response, launched the initiative on Tuesday  in which more than 50 large companies across various sectors have formally undertaken to pay SMEs within a month. ..

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