Last month, a new scheme was launched which allows businesses with an annual turnover of up to R300 million to apply for special government-backed Covid-19 loans from South Africa's commercial banks.
Common problems include that only some staff are getting payments, and that foreign workers are not being paid.
Treasury has announced new emergency measures to boost companies' cash-flow and prevent job losses.
Allon Raiz, CEO of business incubator Raizcorp, shares his views and insights on weathering the storm and even thriving after it.
South African small businesses can now apply for a small bite of a $100 million Facebook Covid-19 grant.
Businesses must comply with new regulations to protect their workers against the spread of the coronavirus.
A survey among South African companies shows that salaries will increase by an average of 5.5% this year.
In a crisis like the coronavirus pandemic, many companies are struggling to stay afloat, which can make some employees feel scared or nervous to take their vacation days.
The banks are reporting a massive surge in provisions for bad debt, as their clients can't afford to repay loans amid the coronavirus crisis.
Government has extended the Covid-19 Temporary Employer/Employee Relief Scheme (TERS) until the middle of August.
A precedent-setting court case is expected to commence in the Western Cape High Court on June 15.
Rules governing which businesses can open in May have been gazetted.
The logistics and fleet management company says it is considering 'significant staff complement reductions' at certain of its divisions.
The central bank has cut its repurchase rate by 275 basis points this year.
The car rental group's southern Africa office says it is independent of the US business.
As South Africa moves down the lockdown level ladder, more businesses will soon be able to open their doors again.
The rand has rallied against the dollar to levels last seen before the Covid-19 crisis.
According to the Restaurant Association of SA, its members are doing 20% of their pre-lockdown trade doing delivery-only during Level 4.
The company says it is dealing with “unimaginable circumstances” amid the coronavirus crisis.
Treasury, in its worst case scenario, has projected that up to 7 million South Africans may lose their jobs as a result of a plunge in economic activity.
Workers who are put on unpaid leave, have been laid off temporarily or whose employers can’t afford to pay their full salaries during the crisis are entitled to a special payout from the UIF.
The South African wine industry has yet again been granted permission to transport its wine to harbours for export, it was announced on Wednesday evening.
The agriculture sector will largely reopen, with forestry and fishing allowed, as well as the harvesting of grain and oil seeds, and key imports and exports.
Some restaurants have cancelled their credit card machine and fixed-line rentals, and are carefully looking at the cost of delivery services.
The Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) has promised to not invoke some of its powers under the Companies Act during the Covid-19 disaster, and for two months afterwards.
Government's new support scheme for spaza shops will give them funding to buy stock and assure bulk-buying discounts at approved wholesalers.
Companies are considering their options, which include temporary layoffs and cutting costs, including expense claims.
Smaller companies can get up to 100% off their rent in April.
While by no means a foregone conclusion, the likelihood that South Africa will need financial assistance from the International Monetary Fund (IMF) or the World Bank - or possibly both - has increased sharply.
Smaller companies may be doing the same, and a lawyer expects that a huge number of demands for payment and summonses will be issued after the lockdown.
The UIF has paid out more than R1.6 billion into employers' bank accounts.
This means that landlords won’t be able to rely on current common law solely in court when trying to evict or recoup money from tenants.
Taxi vehicle finance provider SA Taxi will be giving interim repayment assistance to taxi operators to help them honour their financial commitments during the 21-day lockdown aimed at stemming the spread of the coronavirus outbreak
Local swimwear company Granadilla had no idea that it would be setting aside its range of quirky board shorts and bikinis.
Makers of alcoholic drinks and tobacco products are getting a three-month payment holiday on sin taxes.
The construction sector is lobbying for essential-service status, and says at least some in-progress building projects must immediately go ahead even before 1 May.
More than 220,000 South African workers may be due a total not far from R1 billion.
Salons will look a little different, thanks to preventative measures – and you may struggle to get a booking.
A number of platforms have been launched during the national Covid-19 lockdown to support small businesses such as restaurants and bars.