NCOP briefing by Minister for Small Business Development, Ms Khumbudzo Ntshavheni (MP)
The last time when I was presenting the Budget Vote in this august house of the representatives of our people, I quoted from Charles Dickens’ Tale of Two Cities: “We had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way”.
We have chosen a path to assist small businesses to adopt to the new normal that requires new business models and not the ones filled with the Charles Dickens oxymorons. The work was then divided into 2 phases:
* Covid-19 Relief, and
* Supporting the re-start of small businesses for economic recovery