14 Jan 2021 by Sunday World

Minister dismisses DA claims of mismanagement of small business Covid-19 relief funds

Minister of Small Business Development, Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, says she is appalled at the misinformation peddled by the Democratic Alliance (DA) about the expenditure of the small business COVID-19 relief funds.

Minister Khumbudzo Ntshavheni. PICTURE: GCIS
Minister dismisses DA claims of mismanagement of small business Covid-19 relief funds

The DA recently issued a statement claiming the Department of Small Business Development has only allocated 8% of the funds meant as COVID-19 relief for small businesses.

In a statement released on Thursday, the department said it had only managed to reprioritize only R500 million for the Small, Medium and Macro Enterprise (SMME) Debt Relief and not the purported R1.4 billion as claimed by the DA.

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