In a statement released by the city of Cape Town’s mayoral committee member for economic opportunities and asset management, alderman James Vos introduced further relief for SMMEs during the pandemic.
Vos said that in a bid to boost entrepreneurship and ensure the health and safety of employees and customers during the COVID-19 Pandemic, the City of Cape Town is offering 3000 free COVID-19 toolkits to the city’s Small, Medium and Micro-sized Enterprises (SMMEs).
Vos says that SMMEs form the backbone of the city’s economy by providing a majority of the goods and services needed to ensure the optimal performance and functioning of the high growth sectors in Cape Town.
“We are committed to supporting SMMEs and curving the impact of the pandemic on local businesses. To help, we have created a limited edition SMME COVID-19 Toolkit filled with essentials that will help you get back to work safely.”
Each toolkit contains the essentials businesses need in order to reopen safely. Vos emphasised that SMMEs desperately need help to support their staff and get back to business as soon as possible.
Each toolkit includes the following items:
- Two A3 sized employee and customer Covid-19 safety posters,
- A business support brochure,
- 5 litres of hand sanitiser, and
- Ten cloth face masks
Business registered on the City of Cape Town database will have received an email automatically containing information on how they can apply.
Businesses not registered on the City’s database can visit the Invest Cape Town website to apply for the SMME COVID-19 Toolkit.
Applications close on 15 May 2020.
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