Parliament, Wednesday, 3 June 2020 â€“The Portfolio Committee on Small Business Development, together with the Select Committee on Trade and Industry, Economic Development, Small Business Development, Tourism, Employment and Labour, will hold a joint virtual meeting this afternoon, from 15:00 to 18:00, to be briefed on two agenda items by the Department of Small Business Development.

The first item is the overview of Small, Medium and Micro Enterprises (SMMEs) in distress across all the sectors and provinces, and the second is progress on the implementation of Covid-19 intervention measures for SMMEs and Cooperatives, including business registrations on the SMME South Africa website, business growth and resilience facility, debt relief fund, and the Small Enterprise Finance Agency debt restructuring facility.

Members of the media who would like to be part of the meetings to observe may forward their contact details to Mr Mlindi Mpindi on 081 716 7329 for inclusion in the Parliament Communications Service WhatsApp group, where login details will be shared.

Members of the public may get involved and follow committee sittings live on Parliament TV (DStv Channel 408), via live stream on Parliament YouTube channel and Twitter page on the links below. You may subscribe to the Parliament YouTube channel to receive instant notification of live feeds.



For media enquiries, please contact the Media Officer:
Name: Mr Justice Molafo
Tel: 021 403 8444
Cell: 081 424 7481