I too run a small “white” business that is not being helped during the Covid-19 crisis, though it employs 14 black women so should technically be OK as far as BEE is concerned.

However, I have not had a response from the SMME fund and my application was sent in on the very first day. I was rejected by the Safta fund with no reason provided (I am trying to escalate this, because it just can’t be right as we tick all the boxes) and am battling with UIF...

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