1. Confirmed: Guideline that government will only help ‘51%-black-owned companies’ is fake  The Citizen
  2. South Africa’s coronavirus debt relief fund for businesses is now live – here’s how it works  BusinessTech
  3. AfriForum threatens court action over financial relief offered to small black businesses  IOL
  4. Measures to help SA weather the storm  HeraldLIVE
  5. What happens to small businesses during a lockdown?  eNCA
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Confirmed: Guideline that government will only help ‘51%-black-owned companies’ is fake – The Citizen

Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni has stated that all South African businesses will be able to access financial assistance from the government during the COVID-19 coronavirus crisis. The minister stated that small businesses will not have to be 50% blacked-owned to be able to access financial support, following reports that BEE requirements would […]

All South African businesses can receive financial assistance, regardless of race – Minister - Political Analysis South Africa

“The Senate needs to pass a stimulus that doesn’t just go to no-strings-attached bailouts for giant corporations. That's why @SenateDems are fighting for real funding this for public health crisis response & serious relief directly for workers, small businesses, & families. https://t.co/hlLI0ExvAL”

Elizabeth Warren on Twitter: "The Senate needs to pass a stimulus that doesn’t just go to no-strings-attached bailouts for giant corporations. That's why @SenateDems are fighting for real funding this for public health crisis response & serious relief directly for workers, small businesses, & families.… https://t.co/pOleJHauLn"

“Lots more small print about the various government support measures for businesses affected by Coronavirus on the ⁦@hmtreasury⁩ website. https://t.co/Ht8XmJlk13”

Adam Fleming on Twitter: "Lots more small print about the various government support measures for businesses affected by Coronavirus on the ⁦@hmtreasury⁩ website. https://t.co/Ht8XmJlk13"

“Workers first. That’s why we need direct cash assistance, guaranteed sick time, expanded unemployment, financial support for small biz, and $ for our child care sector. It’s also why I’m pushing for funding to support union health plans and our multiemployer pension system.”

Rep. Joe Kennedy III on Twitter: "Workers first. That’s why we need direct cash assistance, guaranteed sick time, expanded unemployment, financial support for small biz, and $ for our child care sector. It’s also why I’m pushing for funding to support union health plans and our multiemployer pension system.… https://t.co/WBwxe05XJe"

“The City of Philadelphia and PIDC have launched the Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund which offers a mix of new grants and zero-interest loans for small businesses. Learn more: https://t.co/c5LwJ42KHG”

Rep. Brian Sims on Twitter: "The City of Philadelphia and PIDC have launched the Philadelphia COVID-19 Small Business Relief Fund which offers a mix of new grants and zero-interest loans for small businesses. Learn more: https://t.co/c5LwJ42KHG… https://t.co/2Jm8CCkWtB"

The city is offering emergency grants and up to $100k in zero-interest loans.The city is offering emergency grants and up to $100k in zero-interest loans.

Philly small business owners can apply for immediate relief money from the city - On top of Philly news

During the coronavirus crisis, fake news has been utterly rife. The latest nonsense doing the rounds has been debunked.During the coronavirus crisis, fake news has been utterly rife. The latest nonsense doing the rounds has been debunked.

Fake news alert: SMMEs don't need to be 51% black-owned to qualify

As the Covid-19 pandemic makes them cash-strapped.As the Covid-19 pandemic makes them cash-strapped.

SMEs call for urgent financial assistance - Moneyweb

The city of Lakewood announced Monday the Small Business Rent Relief Fund to support the city’s commercial corridors during the coronavirus pandemic.The city of Lakewood announced Monday the Small Business Rent Relief Fund to support the city’s commercial corridors during the coronavirus pandemic.

City of Lakewood announces Small Business Rent Relief Fund due to COVID-19 pandemic

March 23, 2020 ~ 2:14 p.m. Budget amendment would create $500,000 Fund to support small, local businesses struggling amid COVID-19 health crisis KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Kansas City Mayor Quinton Lu…

Mayor Lucas to Propose Small Business Emergency Relief Fund – Lee's Summit Tribune

The fund is designed to help businesses with less than $5 million in annual revenue maintain payroll obligations and preserve jobs impacted by the spread of the virus.The fund is designed to help businesses with less than $5 million in annual revenue maintain payroll obligations and preserve jobs impacted by the spread of the virus.

Philly and PIDC to provide a $9 million relief fund for small businesses. Tax deadlines pushed back.