Desperate businesses swamp Rupert’s relief fund

08 April 2020 - 06:02
By Wendy Knowler
The R1bn Sukuma Relief Programme for businesses, started by the Rupert family and Remgro, has been closed temporarily after receiving R2.8bn in applications.
Image: John Liebenberg The R1bn Sukuma Relief Programme for businesses, started by the Rupert family and Remgro, has been closed temporarily after receiving R2.8bn in applications.

The more than 10,000 small to medium business owners who have swamped Johann Rupert’s Sukuma Relief Fund are not only looking for money from the fund.

They are pleading for the private companies and government departments to pay them what they owe.

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