Black is the operative word when it comes to support funding in South Africa

In an effort to help fight the Covid-19 outbreak, the National Empowerment Fund (NEF) has set aside R200m for black business.

More than 100 companies have already applied and their applications are being processed.

Black entrepreneurs can apply for funding of between R500,000 and R10m in concessionary loans to purchase machinery, equipment and raw materials and to fund other working capital requirements for the manufacture and supply of medical masks, sanitisers, dispensers and related healthcare products.

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The health system in South Africa – rotten to the core

Corruption was a “major” contributing factor to continued deterioration of the public healthcare system in 2019, according to the latest annual report from Corruption Watch.

“The state of the public healthcare system in 2019 continued to deteriorate, with services all but completely collapsing across many fronts and provinces. Corruption contributed in a major way, in the form of irregular expenditure, financial misconduct, theft, illegal sharing of patient medical data to third parties, moonlighting and nepotism, to name some of the types of corruption brought to Corruption Watch’s attention during the year,” the non-profit said in a strongly-worded report released on Tuesday.

Loving Life channel hero Patrick updates us on the crisis in South Africa

Patrick of Farmers Aid SA was one of our first channel heroes and continues to supply impoverished white families with food. Donations to Farmers Aid SA: Paypal:
Contact Patrick direct on: 0764458345 (KZN); Erica: 0818771419 (Durban); Cole: 0726728725.
Banking Details Farmers Aid SA: FNB (First National Bank)
Account no: 62601364813
Branch: 221025 (Underberg)
Ref: Corona Love Packages

Stuck at Heathrow – abandoned by the ANC Government | South Africa

More and more groups of South Africans are finding themselves stuck in remote countries as a result of the lock down. While children of well connected ANC cadres were flown back to South Africa from Wuhan earlier this month by the taxpayers generosity, in a chartered plane, seems like that generosity does not extend to other South Africans stranded in countries across the world.

Make sure you have candles … as coronavirus spreads into townships | South Africa

Alexandra township now has positive Covid-19 cases. Health authorities will have to work around the clock to track the more than 3 000 people who were on board the cruise vessel, the MSC Orchestra, which left Durban on March 13 for a three-day cruise to Mozambique, after a passenger tested positive for Covid-19.

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