DA pledges R1.5m towards the Solidarity Fund to help small businesses

DA pledges R1.5m towards the Solidarity Fund to help small businesses

- The Democratic Alliance has agreed to donate R1.5-million towards the Solidarity Fund

- The pledge comes following President Cyril Ramaphosa's call for various organisations to unite in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic

- The funds will assist small businesses that are struggling due to the nationwide lockdown

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The DA has thrown its weight behind the Solidarity Fund in the fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Following the economic impact of the nationwide lockdown, President Ramaphosa has called on all parties to come together in this extraordinary fight.

The DA has come to the party by agreeing to a donation of R1.5-million towards the Solidarity Fund.

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The funds will be utilised to aid small businesses that have been ravaged by the lockdown and the economic after-effects.

SABC News reported that DA spokesperson Solly Malatsi highlighted the significance of the donation.

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Malatsi said, “The Democratic Alliance’s Federal Executive has resolved to make a financial contribution of R1.5 million to the Solidarity Fund to assist small businesses in distress as a result of the Coronavirus pandemic.”

Malatsi also added that the party would be donating sanitisers to the value of R200 000 to assist essential workers.

Meanwhile, Briefly.co.za earlier reported that the Federation of Unions of SA (Fedusa) has rejected government's revised pay offer of 4.4% salary increase.

Public servants are reportedly unhappy about the increase on offer and Fedusa has threatened to go to court.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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