WATCH LIVE | How to save SA’s SMEs during lockdown
Join the Business Day SME Matters discussion online on May 19 at 10am
As if small businesses and entrepreneurs in SA had not already been sufficiently challenged by the pre-Covid-19 state of the economy, the lockdown has added to their woes.
In SA, about 525,000 formal small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) employ nearly 6.6m people — or more than 11% of the population. That is a huge reason for the government and private sector institutions to support SMEs. ..