CV-19 Response toolkit

Small businesses across the world are facing various risks during the COVID-19 period. The more existential the risks facing your business, the faster you need to move in order to cement your survival. To help you respond at speed to the coronavirus and its effects, we’ve developed a COVID-19 Survival Toolkit for the small business and entrepreneur.

The toolkit developed has been curated from best practice content and resources. It leverages the skills and learnings from established business leaders and from 10X best practice to provide you with relevant advice that will make a difference to your business and its growth.

The 10X Covid-19 Survival Toolkit is free to use. It has been developed to do more than just make your business stronger, it includes insights that can help you find positive outcomes in the current crisis.

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Covid-19 Cases (Worldometer)

Societal Impact The Pandemic

Author: Worldometer
Date: Ongoing

The burning question
How many reported Covid-19 cases are there globally?

An up to date tracker of Covid 19 cases worldwide
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Why outbreaks like coronavirus spread exponentially and how to "flatten the curve"

The Pandemic Social Distancing General precautions

Author: Harry Stevens
Date: 3/14/2020

The burning question
What do I need to know about Covid-19?

Through the use of a simulation, this helps people to understand the exponential spread of Covid19 and how to reduce the infection rate.
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Lessons from a Corona virus refugee

Personal experiences The Pandemic

Author: Sina Farzaneh
Date: 3/14/2020

The burning question
What tips are there for navigating the outbreak?

A personal account from some one stuck in Shanghai during the January outbreak. This includes a clear breakdown of helpful tips for navigating the 5 phases of the pandemic.
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Covid-19 Virus Global Stats updates

Societal Impact

Author: The Base Lab
Date: Ongoing

The burning question
How many reported Covid-19 cases are there globally?

An up to date tracker of Covid 19 cases worldwide
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Healthlynked Covid-19 Tracker

The Pandemic Medical

Author: Healthlynked
Date: Ongoing

The burning question
How many reported Covid-19 cases are there globally?

HealthLynked has developed its own Corona Virus tracker that allows users to self-report symptoms, if they test positive for the virus, alert contacts so that they can seek medical care to prevent spread. Data sourced from the WHO.
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Coronavirus disease (COVID-19) advice for the public: Myth buster

The Pandemic Medical General precautions

Author: The World Health Organisation
Date: Ongoing

The burning question
What should I / shouldn't I believe?

The WHO highlights and dispels the main myths around Covid-19 in a simple and easy to understand way.
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Coronavirus disase (COVID-19) advice for the public: Q&A Videos

General precautions The Pandemic

Author: The World Health Organisation
Date: 2020

The burning question
According to the WHO, what do I need to know?

Easy to follow videos about Covid-19 in the form of Q&As and "how to's".
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A compilation of essential information you need to know about the virus

Medical At Home In The Workplace Social Distancing General precautions

Author: Health Insite
Date: 2020

The burning question
What do I need to know about Covid-19?

An easy to digest information booklet providing key info about the virus, the symptoms, what to do at home and at work, and how to take precaution.
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How to flatten the curve (graphic)

Medical General precautions Social Distancing

Author: Unknown
Date: 2020

The burning question
What does "flatten the curve" mean?

A simple graphic showing how by taking precautions, the infection rate could be drastically reduced.
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What does "social distancing" mean?

Medical General precautions Social Distancing

Author: unknown
Date: 2020

The burning question
What does "social distancing" mean?

A simple graphic showing the 3 categories of social distancing: what to avoid entirely, where to use caution and what is safe to do.

Author: CNBC
Date: 03/22/0202

The burning question
Is Corona virus airborne?

A recent report detailing WHO findings about the certain circumstance in which Corona Virus could be considered to have airborne-type characteristics

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Covid-19 Online Resources and News Portal (SA)

SA Government Announcements SA National Health

Author: The South African Department of Health
Date: Ongoing

The burning question
What do I need to know about Covid-19?

A dedicated portal for all official news updates, tips, critical information and resources (in 9 official languages) pertaining to Covid-19 in South Africa. This
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Covid-19 Information Toolkit from the NICD (SA)

SA Government Announcements SA National Health

Author: The National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Date: Ongoing

The burning question
What is the current state of Covid-19 in South Africa?

Official information and resources about Covid-19 delivered by the (South African) National Institute for Communicablel Diseases
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Current Covid-19 RSA Stats according to the NICD

SA Government Announcements SA National Health

Author: The National Institute for Communicable Diseases
Date: Ongoing

The burning question
What is the current state of Covid-19 in South Africa?

Delivered by the NICD, the current stats in SA as of 18 March 2020. This details people tested, infections and deaths.
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Containment / Management of Covid-19 for Schools and School Communities (SA)

SA Government Announcements SA Schools

Author: The South African Department of Basic Education
Date: 03/11/2020

The burning question
What is the official mandate for South African schools?

Official communication from the Department of Basic Education to all educational bodies in SA providing guidance on what to expect, how to manage the outbreak and what to do in the event of school closures
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Corona Virus Support - DoH Whatsapp 0600-12345

SA Government Announcements SA National Health

Author: The South African Department of Health
Date: Ongoing

The burning question
What is the easiest way for me to find out info in South Africa?

The official Covid-19 Whatsapp Channel, developed by the Department of Health, provides up to date information about the state of the outbreak in SA, in a very accessible and digestible way.
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President Cyril Ramaphosa's Covid-19 National Address on 16 March 2020

SA Government Announcements SA National Health

Author: SABC News
Date: 03/15/2020

The burning question
What does Cyril Ramaphosa have to say?

The official presidential national address by President Cyril Ramaphosa on the Covid-19 outbreak in SA
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Coronavirus Covid-19: South African Tourism update

SA Government Announcements SA Travel

Author: SouthAfrica.net
Date: Ongoing

The burning question
What is the impact on the travel and tourism industry in SA?

The South African Tourism website provides key and official information about travel bans and the impact that Covid-19 has on the tourism and trade industry in SA

Author: Department of corporate governance and traditional affairs
Date: 03/18/2020

The burning question
What regulation has been put in place to curb infections in SA?

The official Disaster Management Act released on 18 March 2020. This details regulations that impact establishments and events. An official statement and interpretation from FEDHASA has been included.
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LIVESTREAM: President Ramaphosa to address nation on COVID-19. Including transcript

Social Distancing SA Government Announcements South African Businesses SA National Health SA Schools Medical At Home

Author: ENCA
Date: 23 March 2020

The burning question
What are the next steps that the South African government is taking?

The official national address by President Ramaphosa on the nationwide lockdown starting from midnight on Thursday 26 March until 16 April 2020
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The list of essential services in SA

The SA Lock Down Business continuity

Author: CCMA
Date: Jan 2020

The burning question

The Essential Services Committee has declared 18 services to be essential.
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LIVESTREAM: President Ramaphosa addresses the nation. 30 March 2020

Social Distancing SA Government Announcements South African Businesses SA National Health Medical At Home The economy The SA Lock Down

Author: EWN
Date: 03/30/2020

The burning question
What does the President have to say to all South Africans 5 days into the lockdown?

The address by the President follows a meeting of the National Command Council on Sunday, 29 March, which assessed the efficacy of the national lockdown which came into effect on Thursday 26 March.

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Self-quarantine "How To" Video Instructions

Medical Social Distancing

Author: Unknown
Date: Unknown

The burning question
Why should I self-quarantine?

A short video explaining why and how to self-quarantine for households

Author: The World Health Organisation
Date: 2020

The burning question
Are masks effective and when should they be worn?

A step by step guide, videos and resources from the WHO explaining the effectiveness of wearing masks, how to wear and dispose of them.

Author: The World Health Organisation
Date: 2020

The burning question
How can I protect myself from Covid-19?

An easy to follow video about how to protect yourself from Covid-19 according to the WHO

Author: The World Health Organisation
Date: 2020

The burning question
What precautions can I take when travelling?

An easy to follow video about how to protect yourself from Covid-19 while travelling, according to the WHO

Author: Katie Hafner - The NY Times
Date: 03/14/2020

The burning question
How can I protect the elderly (most at risk) from Covid-19?

A news article about precautions that can be taken to protect people over 60, and especially over 80, who are particularly vulnerable to severe or fatal infection.
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CORONA VIRUS INFORMATION HUB

Medical

Author: Lancet Laboratories
Date: Ongoing

The burning question
When should I be tested and where?

An explanation of when someone should be tested for Covid-19 (if presenting the right symptoms), and at which Lancet labs around the country.
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4 Precautions to follow to avoid being infected

SA Government Announcements In The Workplace For Staff SA National Health Domestic Staff

Author: The South African Department of Health
Date: Ongoing

The burning question
What should I do to avoid infection?

A simple list of 4 steps to follow to avoid being infected. (The graphics are available in 9 official languages).
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How soap kills the coronavirus

At Home Domestic Staff

Author: Vox
Date: 03/18/2020

The burning question
Why is washing my hands effective at preventing the spread of Covid-19

A short video that clearly explains with it is essential to wash your hands for at least 20 seconds as means of minimising the spread of viruses such as corona virus.
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Clarification on quarantine and self-quarantine according to Discovery

Social Distancing Medical At Home

Author: Discovery Health
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What is the difference between quarantining and self-quarantining?

A clear explanation of the difference between quarantine and self-quarantining or self-isolation, according to Discovery Health
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Doctor's Note: What we know about coronavirus and children

Children General precautions

Author: Dr Punam Krishan - Al Jazeera
Date: 03/22/2020

The burning question
Why are so few children reported ill (with Corona Virus)?

A report according to Dr Punham Krishan that details that children show few or minor symptoms of Covid-19, however can still transmit the infectious disease.

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Covid-19: Implications for business - McKinsey Executive briefing

Complex Understanding Leadership The economy

Author: Matt Craven, Linda Liu, Mihir Mysore, and Matt Wilson
Date: 3/16/2020

The burning question
What is the real impact on businesses?

The evolving McKinsey briefings on Covid-19 which is intended to provide business leaders with a perspective on the evolving situation and implications for their companies.

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10 Free Learning Websites for Kids

Children

Author: Unknown
Date: Unknown

The burning question
How to entertain / stimulate my kids while at home?

A list of 10 free and safe learning websites that kids can visit
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100+ Learning Activities for Kids

Children

Author: Unknown
Date: Unknown

The burning question
How to entertain / stimulate my kids while at home?

A list of 100+ crafting activities, games, educational activities and other fun / interactive activities for kids to do at home
Download Attachment/s
100+ Indoor Activities .jpg
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"Simon Says" Actions

Children

Author: Unknown
Date: Unknown

The burning question
How to entertain / stimulate my kids while at home?

A list of "Simon Says" actions to play with your kids while at home
Download Attachment/s
Game - Simon Says.jpg
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Lonehill Primary Grade 00 At Home Kids Programme

Children

Author: Lonehill Primary
Date: 2020

The burning question
How to entertain / stimulate my kids while at home?

Developed by nursery school, this is a detailed "How To Guide" of learning, developmental and entertaining activities for Grade 00 children to do while at home.
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Learn at home using tech

Children

Author: Unknown
Date: Unknown

The burning question
How to entertain / stimulate my kids while at home?

A list of learning resources from websites, apps, podcasts ad Youtube for children
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Educating domestic staff on Covid-19

Domestic Staff

Author: iThemba Projects
Date: Unknown

The burning question
How can I inform and help protect my domestic staff?

A 4 minute video presented in Zulu with easy to follow graphics, English text that explains that there is an outbreak, how to avoid and contain infection, dispels myths, what the symptoms are and manages panic
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At-Home Learning Activities

Children

Author: Unknown
Date: Unknown

The burning question
How to entertain / stimulate my kids while at home?

Suggestions of easy learning and developmental activities for kids to do at home
Download Attachment/s
At home learning activities.jpg

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The Disaster Management Act of March 2020

Policy South African Businesses Restaurants & Hospitality Eventing SA Travel

Author: Department of cooperative governance and traditional affairs
Date: 03/18/2020

The burning question
What regulation has been put in place to curb infections in SA?

The official Disaster Management Act released on 18 March 2020. This details regulations that impact establishments and events. An official statement and interpretation from FEDHASA has been included.
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How Corona Virus is impacting the restaurant Industry (US)

The economy Restaurants & Hospitality

Author: eMarketer
Date: 03/18/2020

The burning question
What is the impact on restaurants outside of SA?

A report on the decline and impact faced by US restaurant following protocols and updates suggested by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
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All official statement from the Department of Tourism

Hospitality, Tourism and Events The SA Lock Down SA Government Announcements SA Travel Restaurants & Hospitality

Author: The Department of Tourism
Date: Ongoing

The burning question
Where could I access verified information regarding the hospitality and tourism sectors amid the Covid-19 crisis in SA

All official statements can be found on the Department Of Tourism's webpage

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The list: All the critical services, businesses exempted from lockdown

The SA Lock Down SA Government Announcements The economy

Author: The Mail and Guardian
Date: 03/23/2020

The burning question
Which essential services will still run during the SA lockdown?

A statement from the presidency: "Essential and critical business continuity services will need to remain open to support the health sector and to keep our people healthy, safe, and secure under these extraordinary conditions. We provide the following guidelines as to what businesses need to remain open"
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Covid 19 National Lockdown - Notice to the restaurant industry

The SA Lock Down SA Government Announcements Restaurants & Hospitality

Author: Ministry of Tourism
Date: 03/24/2020

The burning question
Will restaurants and bars be able to run during the national lockdown?

A statement from the Ministry of Tourism detailing that no restaurants or bars will be operating during the lock. Only the essential services as listed by government comms

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R30bn UIF lifeline for workers hit by coronavirus crackdown

Funding Cash flow Financial support Government support For Staff

Author: Phumi Ramalepe - Fin24
Date: 03/24/2020

The burning question
What support has been made available for workers who become unemployed?

The UIF and government have announced a support programme where businesses or employees can claim up to R3500.00 pm (under specific conditions)
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Small business to benefit from coronavirus relief fund - Government support - South Africa

Funding Cash flow Financial support Government support

Date: 03/19/2020

The burning question
What emergency financial support facilities can I access - If I am a South African small business?

The SA Gov't is providing SME's with support with debt relief. Details to follow. Applications open from 24th March
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

UIF National Disaster Benefits Guide for Employers

Funding Cash flow Financial support Government support For Staff Legal & Risk Management

Author: The Department of Labour - UIF
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What emergency financial support facilities can I access - If I am a South African business?

The Minister of Employment and Labour has announced measures that the Department will put in place as required under the current special circumstance relating to the Corona virus (COVID-19) and its impact on UIF contributors. The Unemployment Insurance Fund will compensate affected workers through a new “National Disaster Benefit” and its existing the Illness, Reduced Work Time and Unemployment benefits.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

The SMME support portal by Department of Small Business Developmen

Funding Cash flow Financial support Government support Legal & Risk Management

Author: The Department of Small Business Development
Date: 03/24/2020

The burning question
What emergency financial support facilities can I access - If I am a South African small business?

The online application portal for financial and non-financial support for SMMEs in South Africa
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

NTSHAVHENI: 51% BLACK OWNERSHIP REQUIREMENT FOR FUNDING IS FAKE NEWS

Funding Cash flow Government support Financial support

Author: EWN
Date: 03/24/2020

The burning question
Who might be exempt from financial support?

Minister of Small Business Development Khumbudzo Ntshavheni at an inter-ministerial briefing on 24 March 2020 detailing how government will respond ahead of and during the 21-day lockdown announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa. - The government will not require small companies to have 51% black ownership in order to qualify for financial help
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Companies facing distress due to the pandemic to be assisted - Employment and Labour

Funding Cash flow Government support Financial support

Author: The department of employment and labour
Date: 03/17/2020

The burning question
What emergency financial support facilities can I access - If I am a South African small business?

1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Debt relief fund for SMEs amid COVID-19 Pandemic

South African Businesses The economy Funding Financial support Cash flow Government support

Author: Melitta Ngalonkulu
Date: 20 March 2020

The burning question
What support is there from government for debt relief?

The Debt Relief Fund is aimed at providing relief on existing debts and repayments, to assist SMMEs during the period of the Covid-19 State of Disaster
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

IDC INTERVENTIONS IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Financial support Cash flow Government support The economy

Author: Unknown
Date: 24 March 2020

The burning question
What support will the IDC provide during COVID-19?

IDC has structured a range of funding products in support of businesses.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Small Business Development explains relief for SMMEs hit by Covid-19 fallout

Funding Financial support Government support Cash flow The economy

Author: Barbara Friedman
Date: 23 March 2020

The burning question
How much (financial support) will be paid out?

Small businesses struggling in the wake of Covid-19 can apply for government assistance as of 24 March.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

South African Government launch “Debt Relief Fund” to help small business during Coronavirus pandemic

Funding Financial support Government support Cash flow The economy

Author: BRENT LINDEQUE
Date: 22 March 2020

The burning question
What measures are in place to mitigate the severity of COVID19 on SMMEs?

The Debt Relief Fund is aimed at providing relief on existing debts and repayments, to assist SMMEs during the period of the COVID-19 State of Disaster.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Confirmed: Guideline that government will only help ‘51%-black-owned companies’ is fake

Funding Financial support Government support Cash flow The economy

Author: Charles Cilliers
Date: 24 March 2020

The burning question
Does a SMME need to be majority black owned to qualify for debt relief?

Numerous people and groups, including AfriForum, have already launched a campaign against the ‘racist policy’, but government advises that it is fake news.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

WATCH: Small businesses to receive COVID-19 fund relief

Funding Financial support Government support Cash flow The economy

Author: Unknown
Date: 24 March 2020

The burning question
What should an SMME do to qualify for debt relief funding during COVID19?

Government is providing some financial relief for small businesses affected by the COVID-19 outbreak.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

COVID 19 TERS EASY AID

In The Workplace South African Businesses Government support Funding Cash flow Financial support Legal & Risk Management

Author: Department of Labour, Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF)
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What funding can businesses access from the Unemployment Insurance Fund (UIF) during COVID-19?

The Minister of Employment and Labour has announced measures that the Department will put in place under the current special circumstance relating to the Corona virus (COVID-19) and its impact on UIF contributors.
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COVID19TERS EASY AID.pdf
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Unpacking the SMEs funding procedure

South African Businesses Funding Cash flow Government support Financial support The SA Lock Down

Author: Melitta Ngalonkulu
Date: 27 March 2020

The burning question
What are the different funds available during COVID-19 and what procedures need to be followed to be considered for funding?

The SA government has allocated three funding schemes to financially assist small and medium enterprises (SMEs), to alleviate the impact of the expected economic slowdown during COVID-19. To qualify for support by the Growth / Resilience Facility" (for those that manufacture essential goods), businesses need to to meet the government’s definitions of micro, small and medium enterprises in SA.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Small Business Development publishes intervention measures for SMME’s during Coronavirus Covid-19

South African Businesses Funding Cash flow Government support Financial support The SA Lock Down

Author: Department of Small Business Development
Date: 28 March 2020

The burning question
What are the intervention measures to support SMMEs affected by COVID-19?

Guidelines for Application for the Debt Relief Finance Scheme and Business Growth/ Resilience Facility are available. The online application form will be available from Thursday, 02 April 2020. It is important to note that only SMMEs that are registered on the database will be considered.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Guide to UIF and other Covid-19 options

Complex Understanding In The Workplace Legal & Risk Management South African Businesses Ops & Ways Of Working Business continuity For Staff Policy Funding

Author: Jan Truter
Date: 1 April 2020

The burning question
What are the various UIF relief options available to employers and employees during COVID-19?

Detailed information pertaining to UIF and other COVID-19 options available to employers and employees, by interpreting the rapid regulatory changes.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO EMPLOYEES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

In The Workplace Ops & Ways Of Working For Staff Legal & Risk Management South African Businesses Funding Government support Financial support

Author: Workplace Strategies
Date: 31 March 2020

The burning question
What is the application process for the various employee benefit schemes during COVID-19?

A summary of the three benefits [National Disaster Benefit, Reduced Working Time and Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme (Ters)] and the application process
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

A list of key Covid-19 payment holidays and debt relief funds - here's how to apply

Funding Cash flow Financial support Government support Hospitality, Tourism and Events South African Businesses

Author: Property24
Date: 31 March 2020

The burning question
What debt relief funds are available and how can I apply for it?

A comprehensive list of the most important debt relief and payment holiday measures available for South Africans to apply for. Businesses and individuals are advised to apply for the assistance provided only if absolutely necessary and no other private insurance safety measures are in place. Added to this, tax compliance and correct business registration requirements must be in place before applications can be submitted.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

COVID-19 interventions for the tourism sector

Hospitality, Tourism and Events South African Businesses SA Travel Funding Government support Financial support

Author: Department of Tourism
Date: 24 March 2020

The burning question
What is the application criteria for the tourism relief funding during COVID-19?

The Department of Tourism has made an additional R200 million available to assist SMMEs in the tourism and hospitality sector who are under particular stress due to the new travel restrictions.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Covid-19 tax relief measures and time concessions

Funding Cash flow Financial support South African Businesses Government support

Author: Joon Chong, Des Kruger, Graham Viljoen, Shirleen Ritchie
Date: 30 March 2020

The burning question
What tax relief is available to SMMEs during COVID-19 and what does it entail?

The Webber Wentzel tax team unpack the tax relief measures and the timelines associated with each.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Covid-19 relief for retail landlords and tenants as competition laws eased

Retail Real estate Funding Financial support South African Businesses Restaurants & Hospitality

Author: Property24
Date: 30 March 2020

The burning question
What does the COVID-19 block exemption for the retail property sector cover?

The Covid-19 block exemption for the retail property sector has since been issued by the minister opening up a "safe harbour" for firms in the sector to co-ordinate particular activities to ensure the survival of tenants of retail properties during the Covid-19 national disaster.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Motsepe Foundation and Sanlam pledge R1bn to fight Covid-19 crisis

Funding Financial support South African Businesses

Date: 28 March 2020

The burning question
Does the Motsepe Foundation have specific initiatives that they will focus on during COVID-19?

The Motsepe Family in partnership with companies and organisations that they are associated with [including numerous companies owned by Motsepe], have pledged R1 billion to assist with the current COVID-19 pandemic and its related challenges that are confronting South Africa and the African Continent.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

All the financial help available to South Africans during the corona crisis

Funding Cash flow Financial support Government support

Author: Business Insider SA and Irene Aciro Olwoch (pdf)
Date: 2 April 2020

The burning question
What relief measures are available to small businesses and individals during COVID-19 and beyond?

A range of measures available to help South African businesses and individuals during the coronavirus lockdown and beyond. Most of the support is aimed at small businesses, and their employees.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

POLICY BRIEF: Relief for South Africa’s SMMEs and the informal sector in a COVID-19 world

Funding Financial support Government support Cash flow Policy

Author: Department of Small Business Development
Date: March 2020

The burning question
How to bring sustainable relief to the SMME socio-economic environment and assist the most vulnerable SMME groups?

What comes after flattening the curve? Relief for South Africa’s SMMEs and the informal sector in a COVID-19 world

1. REACT: urgent operational changes

COVID-19 Startup Resources & Insights by Jetblue Technology Ventures

Complex Understanding Strategy & Planning Ops & Ways Of Working Remote Working Business Communication Startups Leadership Crisis Management

Author: JetBlue Technology Ventures
Date: March 2020

The burning question
As a business owner, what do I need to know?

a crowdsourced list of resources, guidance, and information assembled by JetBlue Technology Ventures for startups and entrepreneurs to reference as they navigate COVID-19. (to be continually updated)
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Bain & Co Covid-19: Actions to take now (for CEOs)

In The Workplace Leadership Remote Working General precautions Policy For Staff

Author: Bain & Company
Date: March 2020

The burning question
As a business CEO / Leader, where should I focus my efforts?

A detailed Action Plan developed by Bain & Co. for business leaders to organize and prioritise their crisis management efforts in regard to their business, workplace and workforce.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

CV-19 for start ups

Strategy & Planning

Author: Crowd sourced
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What tips / steps are there that SME's can take?

A crowdsourced document for startups to lay out operations, policy, and strategy (presented as a Google doc)

1. REACT: urgent operational changes

What to know about your employment rights

In The Workplace For Staff South African Businesses

Author: Allison Jeftha - Fin24
Date: 03/17/2020

The burning question
What are the South African employment rights

A clear outline and Q&As from the perspective of labour law experts representing Cliff Dekker Hofmeyr, on retrenchments, sick leave and remote working in South Africa
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

LabourNet COVID-19 Policy 16 March 2020 final

In The Workplace Policy For Staff

Author: Labour Net
Date: 03/16/2020

The burning question
What steps can I take to protect my employees wellbeing during the Covid-19 outbreak?

A new policy written by LabourNet detailing the precautionary measures that businesses can put in place in order to minimise the spread of the Covid-19 virus, and protect their workplace / workforce.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Atmospheres' Work From Home policy and Covid-19 Corona Protocol

Ops & Ways Of Working Remote Working Business Communication Policy General precautions

Author: Atmosphere
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What policies and protocols are other companies putting in response to covid-19?

An example of Atmosphere's WFT policy and Covid-19 Corona Virus business protocol
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Effects of Coronavirus on Employers and Employees

Policy Ops & Ways Of Working

Author: LabourNet
Date: 03/19/2020

The burning question
What should employers consider / bear in mind for the South African employees?

LabourNet and the Department of Labour and Employment provide insight into effects that corona virus has on employees and employers alike.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

COVID-19 and COIDA - what you need to know!

Ops & Ways Of Working In The Workplace Policy

Author: LabourNet
Date: 27 March 2020

The burning question
What does the COID Act cover with regards to COVID-19?

Occupationally-acquired COVID-19 is a disease contracted by an employee as defined in the COID Act arising out of and in the course of his or her employment.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

COVID-19: Implications on BCEA leave provision

Ops & Ways Of Working In The Workplace Policy

Author: LabourNet
Date: 28 March 2020

The burning question
What leave provisions are in place for employees in South Africa during COVID-19?

During the lockdown period, an employee may be requested by the employer to take annual leave from his/her annual leave credits. The Basic Conditions of Employment Act (BCEA) allows employers to determine the time that employees can take their annual leave.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Guide to UIF and other Covid-19 options

Complex Understanding In The Workplace Legal & Risk Management South African Businesses Ops & Ways Of Working Business continuity For Staff Policy

Author: Jan Truter
Date: 1 April 2020

The burning question
What are the various UIF relief options available to employers and employees during COVID-19?

Detailed information pertaining to UIF and other COVID-19 options available to employers and employees, by interpreting the rapid regulatory changes.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

SUMMARY OF BENEFITS AVAILABLE TO EMPLOYEES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19

In The Workplace Ops & Ways Of Working For Staff Legal & Risk Management South African Businesses Funding Government support Financial support

Author: Workplace Strategies
Date: 31 March 2020

The burning question
What is the application process for the various employee benefit schemes during COVID-19?

A summary of the three benefits [National Disaster Benefit, Reduced Working Time and Temporary Employee / Employer Relief Scheme (Ters)] and the application process
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Free Corona Crisis Legal Webinar – Out Now

In The Workplace Ops & Ways Of Working Legal & Risk Management South African Businesses Strategy & Planning

Author: Legalese
Date: 8 April 2020

The burning question
What are some of the main legal issues that businesses could face during COVID-19?

A free legal webinar to educate clients on the main legal issues affecting businesses during COVID-19. Topics include – Labour Law: Leave, retrenchment and remote work. – Commercial Law: Cancellations, force majeure, contractual remedies. – Regulations & Compliance: Consumer Protection Act, data protection and other compliance-related issues.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

COVID19 What are your obligations as an employer?

Legal & Risk Management Ops & Ways Of Working South African Businesses In The Workplace

Author: Cherine Hoffman
Date: 2020

The burning question
What are my obligations as an employer during COVID19?

Find out what employers’ obligations are during this period, do they have to pay their staff, can they put their staff on annual leave and what other options are available to employers and employees.

1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Q&A: Covid-19 in the workplace

In The Workplace General precautions

Author: The World Health Organisation
Date: 2020

The burning question
As an employer, what actions could I take to protect the workplace?

An easy to follow video about how employers can responsibly respond to Covid-19 in the workplace.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

How to keep your workplace clean -- and yourself healthy

In The Workplace Ops & Ways Of Working General precautions

Author: Scottie Andrew and Yiwen Niu - CNN
Date: 03/11/2020

The burning question
What steps can I take to minimise the spread of Covid-19 in my office?

A set of simple precautionary steps (as advised by the Centres for Disease Control and Prevention) that should be taken to minimise contamination in the workplace
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

How to clean your phone, home, and hands to prevent coronavirus spread

In The Workplace Ops & Ways Of Working At Home General precautions

Author: Canela López - Business Insider
Date: 03/19/2020

The burning question
What steps can I take to minimise the spread of Covid-19 in my office?

A set of simple precautionary steps that should be taken to minimise contamination at home, on high-use items and while you're on the go
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Atmospheres' Work From Home policy and Covid-19 Corona Protocol

Ops & Ways Of Working Remote Working Business Communication Policy General precautions

Author: Atmosphere
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What policies and protocols are other companies putting in response to covid-19?

An example of Atmosphere's WFT policy and Covid-19 Corona Virus business protocol
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Get your workplace ready for Covid-19 (according to the WHO)

In The Workplace General precautions Ops & Ways Of Working

Author: WHO
Date: 02/27/2020

The burning question
What precautions and preparations could be put in place to protect workplaces?

The WHO provides a detailed breakdown of the types of precautions that can be actioned in order to protect workplaces and workforces.

1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Buy Bundles and Recharge Online

Helpful purchases Social Distancing Remote Working

Author: Cell C

The burning question
Where can I buy affordable data in SA?

Data deals from CellC
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Info guide to managing Covid-19 at work and guidelines on effective remote working

Ops & Ways Of Working Remote Working General precautions For Staff

Author: Ferva
Date: 2020

The burning question
How and when to implement quarantine measures and remote working

A detailed guide for employers on self-isolation, remote working, and when remote working is not feasible.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Close your office. Now. How operate your startup under lock-down.

Ops & Ways Of Working General precautions Remote Working For Staff

Author: Andreas Kilnger
Date: 03/14/2020

The burning question
As a business CEO / Leader, where should I focus my efforts?

A collection of tips and resources for leaders to manage the ways of working impact that their business will face during the Covid-19 crisis. This includes closing offices, remote working, and communication.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Advice on making the shift to remote working

Ops & Ways Of Working Remote Working For Staff

Author: Wendy Pat Fong - 7 Geese
Date: 03/16/2020

The burning question
What steps can I take to ensure that my team successfully implements remote working and stays connected?

A write on the challenges faced when implementing remote working and how to mitigate them.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

COVID-19 resource guide

Leadership Remote Working Strategy & Planning General precautions For Staff

Author: Tech:NYC
Date: 03/19/2020

The burning question
What tips / steps are there that SME's can take?

Tech:NYC created a COVID-19 guide for its startups, with applicable resources whether or not your business is NYC-based. (presented as Google doc)
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Slack on Slack: Adapting the way we work when offices need to close

Remote Working Ops & Ways Of Working For Staff

Author: Slack
Date: 03/04/2020

The burning question
How can I optimising remote working?

Slack's view of what they have learned about how remote work shifts the ways they use their own product.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Your guide to working remotely in Slack

Remote Working Ops & Ways Of Working For Staff

Author: Slack
Date: unknown

The burning question
How can I optimise remote working?

Slack's best practices, tips and tricks for getting the most out of work with channel-based messaging—no matter your location
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

How to embrace remote working - Trello's Ultimate Guide

Remote Working Ops & Ways Of Working For Staff "Work Form Home" Tips

Author: Trello
Date: Unknown

The burning question
How can I optimise remote working?

Trello's "ultimate guide of tried and tested strategies, from the world's leading companies for remote work"
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

The ultimate guide to remote work

Remote Working Ops & Ways Of Working For Staff

Author: Wade Foster and the Zapier Team
Date: 2019

The burning question
How can I optimise remote working?

A 183 page guide on Remote Working that pulls from lessons from a team of over 200 remote workers.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Atmospheres' Work From Home policy and Covid-19 Corona Protocol

Ops & Ways Of Working Remote Working Business Communication Policy General precautions

Author: Atmosphere
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What policies and protocols are other companies putting in response to covid-19?

An example of Atmosphere's WFT policy and Covid-19 Corona Virus business protocol
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

15 Questions About Remote Work, Answered

Remote Working Ops & Ways Of Working For Staff

Author: Tsedal Neeley - HBR
Date: 03/16/2020

The burning question
How can I optimising remote working?

Tsedal Neeley shares 15 tips that businesses should take when implementing remote working
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Future of Work Short Courses: How to set yourself up to work remotely

Ops & Ways Of Working Remote Working At Home Learning & Development

Author: Graeme Condrington
Date: 2020

The burning question
Are there tools or course available about remote working / WFH?

A short course for $19.99USD that addresses making the big adjustment to working from home. Presented by the Future Of Work expert, Graeme Codrington.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

A blueprint for remote working: Lessons from China

Ops & Ways Of Working Remote Working

Author: McKinsey digital
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What can we learn from how other companies / industries have implemented remote working?

This article, by Mckinsey, brings together our experience helping clients navigate remote working, in-house analysis, and insights from conversations with executives in China as they responded to the situation and addressed the challenges.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

3 Strategies to Manage People in a Digital Age: The Power of Remote and Distributed Teams

Ops & Ways Of Working Remote Working

Author: Unknown
Date: 2020

The burning question
Are you ready to scale-up your business?

Get personalized online solution for your company to survive and scale through the crisis

1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Covid-19: Flagging significant commercial and legal issues

Legal & Risk Management Strategy & Planning

Author: WebberWentzel and Linklaters

The burning question
How should I tackle legal issues that may arise?

The Webber Wentzel guide offers practical tips to consider and highlights some of the main legal and risk issues faced by organisations, workforces, customers, suppliers and wider stakeholders, as a result of Covid-19
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Free Corona Crisis Legal Webinar – Out Now

In The Workplace Ops & Ways Of Working Legal & Risk Management South African Businesses Strategy & Planning

Author: Legalese
Date: 8 April 2020

The burning question
What are some of the main legal issues that businesses could face during COVID-19?

A free legal webinar to educate clients on the main legal issues affecting businesses during COVID-19. Topics include – Labour Law: Leave, retrenchment and remote work. – Commercial Law: Cancellations, force majeure, contractual remedies. – Regulations & Compliance: Consumer Protection Act, data protection and other compliance-related issues.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

COVID19 What are your obligations as an employer?

Legal & Risk Management Ops & Ways Of Working South African Businesses In The Workplace

Author: Cherine Hoffman
Date: 2020

The burning question
What are my obligations as an employer during COVID19?

Find out what employers’ obligations are during this period, do they have to pay their staff, can they put their staff on annual leave and what other options are available to employers and employees.

1. REACT: urgent operational changes

The Closing Restaurant Checklist

Hospitality, Tourism and Events The economy Strategy & Planning

Author: Mike Siad What?
Date: 03/20/2020

The burning question
How can restaurants prepare ahead of the lockdown?

A simple checklist of actions that restaurant owners can take prior to closing during the lockdown
Download Attachment/s
MSW Closing Checklist.pdf
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

A list of key Covid-19 payment holidays and debt relief funds - here's how to apply

Funding Cash flow Financial support Government support Hospitality, Tourism and Events South African Businesses

Author: Property24
Date: 31 March 2020

The burning question
What debt relief funds are available and how can I apply for it?

A comprehensive list of the most important debt relief and payment holiday measures available for South Africans to apply for. Businesses and individuals are advised to apply for the assistance provided only if absolutely necessary and no other private insurance safety measures are in place. Added to this, tax compliance and correct business registration requirements must be in place before applications can be submitted.
1. REACT: urgent operational changes

COVID-19 interventions for the tourism sector

Hospitality, Tourism and Events South African Businesses SA Travel

Author: Department of Tourism
Date: 24 March 2020

The burning question
What is the application criteria for the tourism relief funding during COVID-19?

The Department of Tourism has made an additional R200 million available to assist SMMEs in the tourism and hospitality sector who are under particular stress due to the new travel restrictions.

1. REACT: urgent operational changes

Employee leave during Coronavirus COVID-19

In The Workplace SA Government Announcements Ops & Ways Of Working South African Businesses Legal & Risk Management

Author: Department of Employment and Labour
Date: 26 March 2020

The burning question
Do I need to take annual leave during the COVID-19 lockdown?

All employees in South Africa as a condition of their employment are entitled to leave provisions as set out in the Basic Conditions of Employment Act. The BCEA recognises certain forms of leave, which may, depending on the circumstances, be applicable to the employee’s absence as a result of COVID-19.

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Pandemic I: The First Modern Pandemic - Bill Gates

Complex Understanding Strategy & Planning The Pandemic

Date: 2020

The burning question
What does Bill Gates have to say about COVID-19?

Bill Gates provides insight on how global innovation is key to limiting the damage caused by COVID-19. This includes innovations in testing, treatments, vaccines, and policies to limit the spread while minimizing the damage to economies and well-being.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

TRACKING SUB-SAHARAN AFRICA’S RESPONSE TO COVID-19

Strategy & Planning Ops & Ways Of Working Legal & Risk Management

Author: Webber Wentzel Africa
Date: 9 April 2020

The burning question
What is the impact on people, trade and movement on the African continent?

Business is facing a number of challenges as set out in the analysis of fourteen Sub-Saharan African jurisdictions below. This raises key issues which are pertinent across all jurisdictions.

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Promoting Workplace Mental Health In The Age of COVID-19

For Staff In The Workplace Wellness

Author: Elizabeth Bille and Erin McClintock
Date: 12 March 2020

The burning question
Are you taking care of your mental health during COVID-19?

As workplaces continue to grapple with the best course of action for maintaining the health, safety, and productivity of their employees, they must also consider employee mental health.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Tolerance for Uncertainty: A COVID-19 Workbook

Wellness

Author: Dr. Sachiko Nagasawa
Date: 2020

The burning question
Are you taking care of your overall wellness during COVID-19?

A guide to accept your feelings, tolerate distress, and thrive during COVID-19, including worksheets for completion.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

PUBLIC USE OF CLOTH FACE-MASKS FOR EVERYONE IN SOUTH AFRICA DURING THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC SITUATION - Internal Memo

SA National Health Medical General precautions Wellness The SA Lock Down

Author: PROFESSOR SALIM S. ABDOOL KARIM CHAIRPERSON: MINISTERIAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON COVID-19
Date: 5 April 2020

The burning question
Do I need to wear a face mask during COVID-19?

Face-masks are recommended as an addition to hand-washing and social distancing – it does not replace these 2 more important prevention strategies
Download Attachment/s
Face masks_5April2020.pdf

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

The COVID-19 Heat Map

The economy Economic Impact

Author: Moody's
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What industries will be impacted during COVID-19?

COVID-19 induced economic disruption will disproportionately impact some industry sectors more than others.
Download Attachment/s
COVID-19 Heat Map.jpeg

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Proposal for phased economic recovery

The SA Lock Down The economy Ops & Ways Of Working Economic Impact

Author: Unknown
Date: April 2020

The burning question
How will government determine which businesses can return to economic activity post the lockdown?

The National Command Council, in conjunction with the Minister of Health and Minister of Trade and Industry to determine an alert system for clearly defined levels of restriction. The proposal outlines the phased approach for economic activity
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Business expects Covid-19 impact to be worse than 2008 crisis

South African Businesses Business continuity

Author: Melitta Ngalonkulu
Date: 21 April 2020

The burning question
What is the anticipated impact of COVID-19 on businesses?

Many businesses (65%) anticipate that the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic will substantially be worse than the 2008/09 global financial crisis.

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

SAVCA’s response to the containment of COVID-19: RESOURCES & LINKS TO INFORMATION & ARTICLES RELATED TO COVID-19

The economy South African Businesses Private Equity Financial support

Author: SAVCA
Date: March 2020

The burning question

SAVCA has also created a dedicated COVID-19 resource page, an industry WhatsApp broadcast group and discussion board aimed at providing support to SAVCA members and friends. To join our WhatsApp broadcast group and / or discussion board, add +27 76 632 7005 to your phone contacts and WhatsApp us your Name, Surname and Company Name.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID-19 BLACK BUSINESS FUNDING SOLUTION

South African Businesses Funding Financial support Government support

Author: National Empowerment Fund
Date: 23 March 2020

The burning question
What is the Covid-19 Emergency Funding Intervention, and what is the criteria for funding?

The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (dtic) in partnership with NEF call upon black businesses to come forward for funding geared at supporting the manufacture of various medical supplies.
Download Attachment/s
COVID Fund Brochure 2020.pdf
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

SOUTH AFRICA FUTURE TRUST

South African Businesses Funding Financial support Cash flow

Author: South Africa Future Trust (SAFT)
Date: March 2020

The burning question
How does the South Africa Future Trust (SAFT) set up by the Oppenheimer's, support SMME's during COVID-19?

SAFT will extend direct financial support to SMME employees who are at risk of losing their jobs or will suffer a loss of income because of COVID-19. The application and criteria is explained.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Solidarity Fund at R500m; no soft loans for SMEs

Funding South African Businesses SA National Health

Author: Linda van Tilburg
Date: 30 March 2020

The burning question
What will the Solidarity Fund be funding during COVID-19?

The Solidarity Fund is designed to be an umbrella platform for all South Africa to contribute to the fight against Covid-19 with three key focus areas: 1. Health response 2. Solidarity Campaign 3. Humanitarian effort
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID-19 relief money starts rolling in

Funding South African Businesses Basic Understanding Financial support

Author: Ruan Jooste
Date: 29 March 2020

The burning question

A brief overview of all individuals and institutes that have contributed to COVID-19 relief funds to date.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID-19 RELIEF MEASURES For individuals and small businesses

Funding Financial support South African Businesses Cash flow

Author: Nedbank
Date: 2 April 2020

The burning question
What COVID-19 relief is offered to individuals and small business by Nedbank?

A detailed guide of the COVID-19 relief measures in place for individuals and small businesses from Nedbank, and all other measures available nationwide.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

South Africa SME COVID-19 Resource

Funding Cash flow South African Businesses Financial support

Date: 1 April 2020

The burning question

A COMPREHENSIVE GUIDE OF ALL FUNDS AND RELIEF MEASURES AVAILABLE TO KEEPING YOUR BUSINESS AFLOAT DURING COVID-19.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Covid-19 Funding Infographic for SA Businesses

Business continuity Funding Financial support Government support

Author: Fraser Consulting
Date: 7 April 2020

The burning question
How can I easily understand the funds available to startups and SME's?

An infographic of key funds available currently to SA SMEs.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

The Tax house COVID-19 Newsletter: COVID-19 Government Business Relief

Funding Financial support Government support Cash flow South African Businesses

Author: The Tax House
Date: 3 April 2020

The burning question
What are the available funding and relief measures available for businesses during COVID-19?

The Tax House unpacks the various funding and relief measures in place and how they can assist with implementing them over the next few months.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Support for SA Small Businesses

Business continuity Funding Financial support Government support South African Businesses

Author: Fraser Consulting
Date: updated 14 April 2020

The burning question
What funds and relief measures are available for my business during COVID-19?

A regularly updated online document by Fraser Consulting and the UK-South Africa Tech Hub that explains the various financial resources and funds available to South African businesses during COVID-19
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Relief funding and Loans as at 11 April 2020

Funding Financial support Government support Cash flow South African Businesses

Author: Business for SA (BSA)
Date: 11 April 2020

The burning question
What funds and loans are available to SMME's during COVID-19?

A comprehensive, easy to understand, list of all the various relief funds available including the process, contact info and criteria required to qualify.
Download Attachment/s
Relief Funding and Loans.pdf
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

LIVESTREAM: President Ramaphosa addresses the nation. 21 April 2020 (includes transcript)

SA Government Announcements Government support Financial support Cash flow Funding The SA Lock Down

Author: ENCA
Date: 21 April 2020

The burning question
What additional funding is available to South Africans amidst COVID-19?

PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ANNOUNCES A SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PACKAGE OF R500-BILLION, WHICH AMOUNTS TO 10% OF THE GDP.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Guidelines for the implementation of the N50 Billion targeted credit facility

Financial support Funding Government support

Author: Central Bank of Nigeria
Date: 23 March 2020

The burning question
What is Nigeria doing to support households and SMMEs during COVID-19?

Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) introduced the N50 billion Targeted Credit Facility (TCF) as a stimulus package to support households and micro, small and medium enterprises (MSMEs) affected by the COVID-19.
Download Attachment/s
N50 Billion Combined.pdf
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

FULL SPEECH: RAMAPHOSA ANNOUNCES ECONOMIC AND SOCIAL RESPONSE TO COVID-19

SA Government Announcements Government support Financial support Cash flow Funding The SA Lock Down

Author: EWN
Date: 21 April 2020

The burning question
What additional funding is available to South Africans amidst COVID-19?

PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ANNOUNCES A SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PACKAGE OF R500-BILLION, WHICH AMOUNTS TO 10% OF THE GDP.

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Lessons from Zoopla - How a startup survived and thrived through the 2008 recession

Leadership Personal experiences Crisis Management

Author: Doug Monro
Date: 03/15/2020

The burning question
How did other companies survive during / post recessions?

An account from Zoopla on how they as a business survived the 2008 recession, and what lessons could be used today in the current Covid19 and economic crisis.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID-19 Will Affect You; What’s Your Plan?

Strategy & Planning Business Readiness Legal & Risk Management

Author: Capria
Date: 03/03/2020

The burning question
How can ensure that my business is prepared to face the impacts of Covid-19?

An account from Capria on how businesses can prepare employees and workplaces to avoid infections, as well as what should go into a Readiness Plan in the event of a (likely) crisis.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Corona impact checklist for Leadership - according to ScaleUp Company

Strategy & Planning Crisis Management

Author: ScaleUp Company
Date: 2020

The burning question
As a business CEO / Leader, where should I focus my efforts?

A checklist developed by ScaleUp Company that lists: actions that should be taken by Leadership; questions to be asked of the business, in order to ensure good governance, communication, and a handle on high risk areas.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Bain & Co Covid-19: Actions to take now (for CEOs)

In The Workplace Leadership Remote Working General precautions Policy For Staff

Author: Bain & Company
Date: March 2020

The burning question
As a business CEO / Leader, where should I focus my efforts?

A detailed Action Plan developed by Bain & Co. for business leaders to organize and prioritise their crisis management efforts in regard to their business, workplace and workforce.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Guidepost COVID-19 Update from the CEO

Leadership Business Communication For Staff

Author: Guidepost
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What are other CEOs saying t their employees / clients / customers during this time?

Email copy from the CEO of Guidepost to his staff reinforcing key points made by the President on 16 March, as well reminding people to how to show support to one another.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Hanging Tough

Post crisis posture & insights The economy

Author: James Surowiecki - The New Yorker
Date: April 2009

The burning question
How did other companies survive during / post recessions?

An opinion piece in the New Yorker online magazine about how some companies that made greater investments (in advertising and R&D) after the Great depression, recessions and other crises, actually maintained a foothold, unlike those who took a more conservative approach due to hard times.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID-19 and your Small Business

Leadership Strategy & Planning Crisis Management Legal & Risk Management Business Communication

Author: The Small Business Site
Date: 03/16/2020

The burning question
How can ensure that my small business is prepared to face the impacts of Covid-19?

Reassurance for SMEs on what steps to take during this time of crisis that is hitting small businesses, in particularly, in South Africa
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Scaling Up 5 Cs in a Crisis

Leadership Strategy & Planning Crisis Management Legal & Risk Management Business Communication

Author: Verne Harnish - Scaling Up
Date: 2020

The burning question
How can ensure that my small business is prepared to face the impacts of Covid-19?

A simple overview of 5 steps that Leaders should prioritize and take in the face of a crisis like Coronoa.
Download Attachment/s
Scaling Up 5 Cs in a Crisis.pdf
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Coronavirus: The Black Swan of 2020

Leadership Strategy & Planning Crisis Management Legal & Risk Management

Author: Sequoia
Date: 03/05/2020

The burning question
How can ensure that my small business is prepared to face the impacts of Covid-19?

The team at Sequoia provides a clear outline of impacts that businesses are likely to face, and a series of NB questions to ask / assumptions to test - all with the aim of making business better prepared, more resilient and more reactive during this time.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

How portfolio companies are responding to COVID-19

Leadership Business Communication Strategy & Planning

Author: Primary Venture Partners
Date: 03/17/2020

The burning question
Have other companies responded and adapted in light of the Covid-19 impact on businesses?

Primary Venture Partners’ Jackie Wasilczyk published an overview of how their portfolio companies are responding to COVID-19
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

The Founder’s Survival Guide in the Time of COVID-19

Leadership Business Communication Strategy & Planning

Author: Pear Ventures
Date: 03/14/2020

The burning question
Have other companies responded and adapted in light of the Covid-19 impact on businesses?

Pear Ventures published an open letter to founders gearing up for the new economy titled: “The Founder’s Survival Guide in the Time of COVID-19."
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID-19 resource guide

Leadership Remote Working In The Workplace Strategy & Planning General precautions

Author: Tech:NYC
Date: 03/19/2020

The burning question
What tips / steps are there that SME's can take?

Tech:NYC created a COVID-19 guide for its startups, with applicable resources whether or not your business is NYC-based. (presented as Google doc)
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Eight Steps Startups Should Take to Survive the Coronavirus Crisis

Leadership Strategy & Planning

Author: Drive Capital
Date: 03/17/2020

The burning question
What tips / steps are there that SME's can take?

Drive Capital breaks down eight steps startups should take to survive the coronavirus crisis
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Enterprise Startups: How to Weather the Storm

Leadership Strategy & Planning

Author: Jonathan Lehr - Workbench
Date: 03/12/2020

The burning question
What tips / steps are there that SME's can take?

WorkBench’s Jonathan Lehr provides tips to enterprise startups on how to navigate their relationship with prospective buyers.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

No clue how to handle coronavirus as a startup founder? Here’s what we’re doing

Leadership Strategy & Planning For Staff Remote Working General precautions Business Communication

Author: The Next Web
Date: 03/12/2020

The burning question
What tips / steps are there that SME's can take?

The Next Web offers advice as to how they're handling coronavirus with their workforce
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

CV-19 for start ups

Strategy & Planning

Author: Crowd sourced
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What tips / steps are there that SME's can take?

A crowdsourced document for startups to lay out operations, policy, and strategy (presented as a Google doc)
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID-19 Coronavirus Start Up and Small Business Plan v2

Strategy & Planning

Author: Crowd sourced
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What tips / steps are there that SME's can take?

A crowdsourced document that helps startups and small businesses plan.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

The Virus Survival Strategy For Your Startup

Strategy & Planning

Author: Steve Blank
Date: 03/17/2020

The burning question
What tips / steps are there that SME's can take?

Retired Founder Steve Blank wrote a blog detailing a virus survival strategy for startups.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

A Top VC Firm Urged Founders to Immediately Cut Spending. Here Are 4 Easy Ways to Do That

Strategy & Planning

Author: Sara MauskopfCEO and co-founder, Winnie
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What tips / steps are there that SME's can take?

Winnie CEO and Co-founder Sara Mauskopf shared thoughts in Inc. about how startups can immediately cut spending.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID-19 Startup Resources & Insights by Jetblue Technology Ventures

Complex Understanding Strategy & Planning Ops & Ways Of Working Remote Working Business Communication Startups Leadership Crisis Management Societal Impact Economic Impact

Author: JetBlue Technology Ventures
Date: March 2020

The burning question
As a business owner, what do I need to know?

a crowdsourced list of resources, guidance, and information assembled by JetBlue Technology Ventures for startups and entrepreneurs to reference as they navigate COVID-19. (to be continually updated)
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Managing Debt Repayment During Turbulent Times

Startups The economy Strategy & Planning Legal & Risk Management

Author: Rajes Govender
Date: 03/22/2020

The burning question
What to do when you cannot repay your loads during an economic crisis?

Rajes Govendar (a finance team transformation consultant) shares her thoughts and tips on how best to manage debt.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

R.E.D. - Virtual Readiness

Business Readiness Leadership Strategy & Planning For Staff Ops & Ways Of Working Crisis Management Remote Working

Author: BTS Group
Date: March 2020

The burning question
How to implement strategies in a meaningful and impactful way?

The global strategic implementation specialists, BTS Group, share how they can support other businesses with digital and virtual solutions - pertinent in the time of social distancing - when implementing new strategies
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Three ways to think like a futurist by Jacob Morgan (Article and podcast)

Leadership Strategy & Planning Ops & Ways Of Working

Author: Jacob Morgan
Date: 03/18/2020

The burning question
As a leader / business owner, what approach should I take in times like these?

Ways of working and organisational psychologist, Jacob Morgan, shares his approach on what Future Leaders should be taken in order to prepare businesses in times of change
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Manager Tools - A series of podcasts for Managers and Leaders

Leadership Management Strategy & Planning Ops & Ways Of Working Crisis Management

Author: Manager Tools
Date: February - onwards 2020

The burning question
As a leader / business owner, what approach should I take in times like these?

The podcast "Manager Tools" produced a series of episodes specific to the Corona virus and it's impact on business and ways of working.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Private equity and the new reality of coronavirus

The economy Private Equity Startups Strategy & Planning Crisis Management Legal & Risk Management

Author: McKinsey
Date: March 2020

The burning question
As a portfolio company, wha approach / actions should I take in times like these?

McKinsey details actions that portfolio companies should prioritise in response to the economic impacts of Covid-19.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Anxiety Is Contagious. Here’s How to Contain It.

Leadership Strategy & Planning Business Readiness For Staff Management

Author: Judson Brewer - HBR
Date: 03/18/2020

The burning question
How best to manage the anxiety caused by the outbreak?

Judson Brewer (Brown University) shares his view on the dangers of anxiety levels triggered by mass hysteria and media during the Covid-19 outbreak, as well as tips on how to manage it.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Managing through and building resilience during the COVID-19 outbreak - by Facebook Business

Leadership Business Communication Business Readiness

Author: Facebook Business Resource Hub
Date: March 2020

The burning question
As a business leader, what tips / steps could I take to minimise impact / and get support?

Facebook Business provide a list of tips of how to remain resilient during the economic and health crisis, as well as provide support opportunities for businesses in a similar difficult position.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Action Today for CFOs

Leadership Business Communication

Author: Steve Blank
Date: 03/19/2020

The burning question

Jeff Epstein is on the board of Shutterstock, Twilio, Kaiser Permanente, and was the CFO of Oracle, DoubleClick, Nielsen and King World and is an operating partner at Bessemer Venture Partners. He teaches the Lean LaunchPad class at Stanford with me. And the minute he talks about financing I shut up and take notes. He sent this message to the CFOs of his companies yesterday. (Read it along with yesterdays survival strategy advice to CEOs.)
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Crisis Management & COVID-19 Response: Plan Now to Mitigate Against the Ripple Effects of COVID-19 Crisis

Business continuity Crisis Management In The Workplace Strategy & Planning

Author: Gibson Dunn
Date: 23 March 2020

The burning question
Do you have a relevant crisis management plan in place to help your business through COVID-19?

Gibson Dunn identify some of the key steps that companies with strong crisis management plans have taken, and considerations that all companies should keep in mind moving forward, to reduce business and legal exposure.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID 19: Confidently navigate through the coronavirus crisis

Business continuity Crisis Management In The Workplace Strategy & Planning

Author: PwC US
Date: 2020

The burning question
Do you have a relevant crisis management plan in place to help your business through COVID-19?

In response to COVID-19, companies are developing their contingency plans quickly. While it is too early to fully understand the severity of this crisis and its long-term implications, there are several steps businesses can take now to help improve the situation. PWC provides steps to assist in Crisis Management
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID-19 Resources

Business continuity In The Workplace Strategy & Planning

Date: 2020

The burning question

International Association of Business Communicators (IABC) provides access to critical resources related to the COVID-19 coronavirus, including webinars.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID-19 business continuity planning in 5 steps

Crisis Management In The Workplace Leadership Legal & Risk Management Strategy & Planning Business continuity

Author: BDO
Date: 26 March 2020

The burning question
Do you have a relevant crisis management and business continuity plan in place to help your business through COVID-19?

BDO share five key focus areas that should shape the backbone of your planning process for crisis management
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Making and messaging staff layoffs and salary cuts

Ops & Ways Of Working South African Businesses Legal & Risk Management In The Workplace

Author: Capria
Date: 2020

The burning question
What do I need to do, as a business/business owner if salary cuts or layoffs are required during COVID-19?

Capria, a global investment firm, provides guidance pertaining to layoffs and the process to be followed to ensure a supportive, legal and decisive outcome.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Company Crisis Financial Planning Matrix

In The Workplace Strategy & Planning Crisis Management Business continuity

Author: Capria
Date: 2020

The burning question
How to create a crisis financial plan for COVID-19?

Capria provides a tool to help companies run scenario analysis with variable revenue decreases and cuts to operating expenses
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Portfolio Dashboard for Crisis Management

In The Workplace Strategy & Planning Crisis Management Business continuity

Author: Capria
Date: 2020

The burning question
How to track portfolio company's financial preparedness and runway in time of crisis?

Capria provides a dashboard to help fund managers track portfolio company's financial preparedness and runway in time of crisis.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Crisis Management for African Business Leaders - Free Webinar series

Learning & Development Leadership Crisis Management

Author: Africa.com
Date: April 2020

The burning question
What do I need to know about leading in a time of crisis?

A timely and valuable video conference series produced by Africa.com in partnership with faculty from Harvard Business School to address this unprecedented humanitarian and economic crisis.

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

iLearn's response to COVID-19

Business Communication

Author: Richard Rayne - iLearn
Date: 03/16/2020

The burning question
What are other CEOs saying to their employees / clients / customers during this time?

Email copy from the MD of iLearn to clients reassuring them that the business is taking necessary precautions, as well as offering alternative support options given the Presidential address
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Important update on Covid-19

Business Communication

Author: Yolisa Jafta - The People's Fund
Date: 03/18/2020

The burning question
What are other CEOs saying to their employees / clients / customers during this time?

Email copy from The People's Fund to clients and customers
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Covid-19 Awareness - Update from Hyperli

Business Communication

Author: Hypleri
Date: 03/18/2020

The burning question
What are other CEOs saying to their employees / clients / customers during this time?

Email copy from Hyperli to all customers
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Message from APF Board Chair

Business Communication

Author: Tsitsi Masiyiwa - APF
Date: 03/18/2020

The burning question
What are other CEOs saying to their employees / clients / customers during this time?

Email copy from African Philanthropy Forum to members and partners
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

The CEO Project: Thoughts about a quality CEO response to the Coronavirus

Business Communication

Author: The CEO Project
Date: 03/17/2020

The burning question
What are other CEOs saying t their employees / clients / customers during this time?

Email copy from The CEO Project on the topic of how best for a CEO to respond during this time of crisis.
Download Attachment/s
The CEO Project emailer.pdf
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

MR D: A Covid-19 update from Mr D Food

Business Communication

Author: MR D Food
Date: 03/19/2020

The burning question
What are other CEOs saying to their employees / clients / customers during this time?

Email copy from the CEO of Mr D Food on the topic how they are responding to the Covid-19 Crisis
Download Attachment/s
Mr D emailer.pdf
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Communication Checklist during the Covid-19 Pandemic

Business Communication

Author: Primary Venture Partners
Date: March 2020

The burning question
How should leaders be responding to their business and on-behalf of their business during the Covid-19 crisis?

Primary Venture Partners have shared their POV on outbound communication in response to the Covid-19 outbreak (presented in a Google doc)
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

An Update For Our Portfolio Companies

Business Communication

Author: Coin Shares
Date: 03/17/2020

The burning question
What are other CEOs saying t their employees / clients / customers during this time?

CoinShares’ Meltem Demirors shares this guidance with the firm’s portfolio companies following the outbreak
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Coronavirus HR Comms and Resource Guide

Business Communication In The Workplace Remote Working For Staff Ops & Ways Of Working General precautions

Author: Crowd sourced
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What do I need to know as a business owner, for myself, my business and my staff?

A group of organizations developed a crowdsourced collection of resources for HR and business leaders to help inform and support Coronavirus response plans. (presented as a Google doc)
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID-19 Coronavirus Start Up and Small Business Plan v2

Strategy & Planning

Author: Crowd sourced
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What tips / steps are there that SME's can take?

A crowdsourced document that helps startups and small businesses plan.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

10xe Response on COVID-19

Business Communication

Author: Sonqoba Vuba - 10x
Date: 03/18/2020

The burning question
What are other CEOs saying to their employees / clients / customers during this time?

10x (Edge Growth) comms to clients in the wake of Covid-19.
Download Attachment/s
10xe Response on COVID19_180320.pdf
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

COVID-19 – Letter from Shameel (Vodacom)

Business Communication

Author: Shameel - Vodacom
Date: 03/20/2020

The burning question
What are other CEOs saying to their employees / clients / customers during this time?

Vodacom's comms to to clients and customers about their precautions and contingency plans in the wake of Covid-19
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Communication In A Time Of COVID-19

Business continuity In The Workplace Leadership Business Communication

Author: CSR News
Date: 25 March 2020

The burning question
What should I be communicating to employees during COVID-19?

Five tips on how businesses can create a ‘no-panic’ communication strategy in a time of COVID-19 by CSRNews
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Update from Hyperli - SaveYourLocal - Let's grow your business together

Business Communication

Author: Hyperli
Date: April 2020

The burning question
How can Hyperli help your business during COVID-19?

Whatsapp message from Hyperli. Hyperli will offer at NO CHARGE to the customer of merchant their entire platform including the ability for a customer to buy a unique voucher, the write-up and promotion of their offer, a virtual redemption solution validating each voucher purchased in store and lastly the collection of the value of the voucher and disbursement to the elected partner. Hyperli will promote your offer to their several million SA database, and ongoing for the duration of the campaign (SaveYourLocal)

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Coronavirus HR Comms and Resource Guide

Business Communication In The Workplace Remote Working For Staff Ops & Ways Of Working General precautions

Author: Crowd sourced
Date: March 2020

The burning question
What do I need to know as a business owner, for myself, my business and my staff?

A group of organizations developed a crowdsourced collection of resources for HR and business leaders to help inform and support Coronavirus response plans. (presented as a Google doc)

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

WEBINAR: Aiming ADKAR at Today's Change Challenges

Business Readiness Strategy & Planning Crisis Management Business Communication Learning & Development

Author: Prosci
Date: 20 March 2020

The burning question
In terms of change management support during this time, what can I do for my team?

For change practitioners: hosted by Prosci, this is a webinar focused on how to use ADKAR as a tool to enable agility, promote resiliency and manage the fluid environment in which we are working. 25 March - 11:00am EDT 26 March - 4:00pm EDT
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

WEBINAR: Leading in crisis

Strategy & Planning Crisis Management Learning & Development

Author: Duke Corporate Education
Date: 20 March 2020

The burning question
How should I lead in times of crisis like the one we currently face?

In this webinar, Duke Corporate Education’s CEO Michael Chavez will draw from his own research on Rehumanizing Leadership, as well as insights derived from working with global clients to build greater learning agility, to put forward a model for leading others with clarity through the murky waters of uncertainty and volatility. He’ll discuss how, in times of upheaval, a human approach based upon understanding reality, anchoring in meaning and empowering improvisation is more important than ever
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Schindlers Attorneys Cobra War Room & Webinars (for business rescue support)

Legal & Risk Management Learning & Development South African Businesses

Author: Schindler's Attorneys
Date: 03/22/2020

The burning question
Where can South African Businesses needing financial rescue seek help from during this time of crisis?

Schindler's Attorneys have launched the COBRA war room (Covid Business Rescue Assistance) as a pro bono service to businesses the need urgent assistance. Weekly webinars will be held every Friday at 10am, register at https://zoom.us/s/490219007
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Future of Work Short Courses: How to set yourself up to work remotely

Ops & Ways Of Working Remote Working At Home Learning & Development

Author: Graeme Condrington
Date: 2020

The burning question
Are there tools or course available about remote working / WFH?

A short course for $19.99USD that addresses making the big adjustment to working from home. Presented by the Future Of Work expert, Graeme Codrington.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Covid-19: Supporting Investee Companies - WEBINAR for SAVCA members. Thursday, 26 March 2020, Webinar details to follow, 16:00 – 17:30

Financial support The economy South African Businesses

Author: SAVCA
Date: 03/25/2020

The burning question

The webinar will be hosted by Economic Consultant, Jason Muscat, who will discuss the economic impacts and headwinds facing investee companies as they navigate COVID-19
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Free Webinar - Managing through the Pandemic: Leading & Learning with the Brain in Mind

Leadership For Staff Ops & Ways Of Working

Author: Duke Corporate Education
Date: 2020

The burning question
How can leaders distinguish themselves and inspire their teams to succeed and thrive during COVID19?

Duke Corporate Education interviews CEO of NeuroBusiness Group Dr. Srini Pillay on the following questions: 1) Why is pandemic anxiety different in how it affects leaders? 2) Why does creativity matter more than ever on virtual teams, and how can you enhance this? 3) Should the pandemic change how we think about learning strategies for leaders and their teams? 4) Why are employees more at risk for burnout than they have ever been, and 5) what can organizations do about this to ensure operational efficiency?

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Navigating the workplace in a national state of disaster

For Staff

Author: Londiwe Buthelezi
Date: 03/16/2020

The burning question
Can employees choose to work from home?

According to the law firm Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr, here is an explanation of what is / isn't allowed / enforced with regard to working from home
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Making and messaging staff layoffs and salary cuts

Ops & Ways Of Working South African Businesses Legal & Risk Management In The Workplace

Author: Capria
Date: 2020

The burning question
What do I need to do, as a business/business owner if salary cuts or layoffs are required during COVID-19?

Capria, a global investment firm, provides guidance pertaining to layoffs and the process to be followed to ensure a supportive, legal and decisive outcome.

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

A Common Sense Guide For Returning To The Post COVID-19 Workplace

In The Workplace Ops & Ways Of Working Business Readiness Business continuity Social Distancing

Author: Cynthia Milota
Date: April 2020

The burning question
What changes can we expect in the workplace once economic activity is reinstated?

Cynthia Milota, Director of Workplace Strategy at Ware Malcomb provides strategic and tactical planning guidelines for the ultimate return to the office.

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

In Flux: Coronavirus – Hard Times! Business Closure?

South African Businesses Ops & Ways Of Working Cash flow

Author: cliff central
Date: 24 March 2020

The burning question
Is Business Rescue an option during COVID-19?

Garry, host of In Flux on cliffcentral.com chats to Colin Strime of Fluxmans Attorneys about Business Rescue, Insolvency and Liquidation.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

EXPLAINER | What if I can't pay my rent during lockdown?

South African Businesses Ops & Ways Of Working Cash flow

Author: Liad Hadar
Date: 27 March 2020

The burning question
Do tenants have to pay rental, and can landlords still expect payment during COVID-19?

Liad Hadar, a property law specialist, provides advice on how tenants and landlords could review their contracts during these unprecedented times.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

#Covid19 – What are landlords and tenants to do now?

Legal & Risk Management The SA Lock Down In The Workplace South African Businesses

Author: Nicolene Schoeman-Louw
Date: 9 April 2020

The burning question
Can landlords evict tenants during COVID-19?

A useful article on rental payments / commercial property and what to be aware of during COVID-19

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Schindlers Attorneys Cobra War Room & Webinars (for business rescue support)

Legal & Risk Management Learning & Development South African Businesses

Author: Schindler's Attorneys
Date: 03/22/2020

The burning question
Where can South African Businesses needing financial rescue seek help from during this time of crisis?

Schindler's Attorneys have launched the COBRA war room (Covid Business Rescue Assistance) as a pro bono service to businesses the need urgent assistance. Weekly webinars will be held every Friday at 10am, register at https://zoom.us/s/490219007

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Coronavirus already hitting wine trade, warns industry body

Restaurants & Hospitality Economic Impact

Author: Lameez Ormarjee - News24
Date: 03/16/2020

The burning question
How has the wine industry been effected by the travel and other regulations in SA?

A report on how the wine trade and export industry has been impacted on in South Africa
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Covid-19 survivor and business owner offers support to medical workers

Personal experiences South African Businesses Societal Impact

Author: Nompu Siziba
Date: 9 April 2020

The burning question
What is Ubuntu Beds and how is it helping heath workers during COVID-19?

After her own experience with coronavirus, Kim Whitaker has turned her experience to creating Ubuntu Beds, which accommodates healthcare staff away from home
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Delivery Solutions for SA and beyond

Hospitality, Tourism and Events Delivery solutions and channels

Date: ongoing

The burning question
What delivery solutions are available for those businesses that will be permitted to open?

A list of available tech providers that offer various parts of a delivery solution in SA and neighbouring countries.

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

The SA Lockdown from 26 March - 16 April 2020: COVID-19 / Novel Coronavirus

The SA Lock Down Policy Business Communication

Author: SA Government
Date: 03/24/2020

The burning question
What is the nationwide lockdown during COVID19 pandemic?

The National Coronavirus Command Council has decided to enforce a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days with effect from midnight on Thursday 26 March.

Author: ENCA
Date: 9 April 2020

The burning question
What does the President have to say about the South Africa lockdown?

President Ramaphosa says that after careful consideration of the available evidence, the National Coronavirus Command Council has decided to extend the nation-wide lockdown by a further two weeks beyond the initial 21 days. This means that most of the existing lockdown measures will remain in force until the end of April.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

LIVESTREAM: President Ramaphosa addresses the nation. 21 April 2020 (includes transcript)

SA Government Announcements Government support Financial support Cash flow Funding The SA Lock Down

Author: ENCA
Date: 21 April 2020

The burning question
What additional funding is available to South Africans amidst COVID-19?

PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ANNOUNCES A SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PACKAGE OF R500-BILLION, WHCH AMOUNTS TO 10% OF THE GDP.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

WATCH: Ramaphosa addresses the nation. 23 April 2020. (Includes transcript)

SA Government Announcements

Author: ENCA, South African Government
Date: 23 April 2020

The burning question
What are the next phases for South Africa post the lockdown?

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced the country will begin a gradual and phased recovery of economic activity.

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Workshop Replay: Survive & Thrive: Spotting the Trends that Will Transform Your Business

In The Workplace Leadership Strategy & Planning Learning & Development

Author: Unknown
Date: April 2020

The burning question
Are you ready to scale up your business?

Discover how to steer your organization through uncertain times with confidence and come back stronger through online courses.

2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

LIST | The dos and dont's during the national lockdown

SA Government Announcements The SA Lock Down Societal Impact

Author: Alex Mitchley
Date: 25 March 2020

The burning question
What are we allowed to, and not allowed to do during the COVID-19 South Africa lockdown?

Police Minister Bheki Cele has warned any person who contravenes the regulations of the nationwide lockdown from midnight on Thursday will be guilty of a criminal offence and will be liable to a fine or imprisonment for a period not exceeding six months, or both.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

The Impact of COVID-19 on SMEs - Brought to you by sme.africa and Sasfin

South African Businesses

Author: sme.africa, Sasfin, superseed.
Date: April 2020

The burning question
What is the impact of COVID-19 on SMEs?

sme.africa and Sasfin asked over 1000 SMEs, from a wide diversity of industries and well represented across the provinces, to give us a look into their current business reality.
Download Attachment/s
COVID-19 Impact on SMEs.pdf
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

LIVESTREAM: President Ramaphosa addresses the nation. 21 April 2020 (includes transcript)

SA Government Announcements Government support Financial support Cash flow Funding The SA Lock Down

Author: ENCA
Date: 21 April 2020

The burning question
What additional funding is available to South Africans amidst COVID-19?

PRESIDENT CYRIL RAMAPHOSA ANNOUNCES A SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC PACKAGE OF R500-BILLION, WHCH AMOUNTS TO 10% OF THE GDP.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

#Coronavirus: What You Need To Know About South Africa’s ‘Level 4’ Restrictions After Lockdown (including the President's speech on 23 April)

Ops & Ways Of Working The economy South African Businesses The SA Lock Down Strategy & Planning

Author: Busi Lethole
Date: 23 April 2020

The burning question
How will the alert levels work?

South Africa’s President Cyril Ramaphosa announced an implementation of a “risk adjusted strategy” through which the government will take a deliberate and cautious approach to the easing of current lockdown restrictions.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

Lockdown | Step-by-step guide to registering your business as an essential service

Ops & Ways Of Working South African Businesses The SA Lock Down Business continuity

Author: Lameez Omarjee
Date: 26 March 2020

The burning question
How can I register as essential services?

South African businesses are now able to apply online and automatically download a certificate to prove they are essential service providers, as the country gears up to implement a 21-day national lockdown.
2. RESPOND: Survival and stabilisation

WATCH: President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the Nation - 13 May (includes transcript)

SA Government Announcements The SA Lock Down

Author: ENCA, South African Government
Date: 13 May 2020

The burning question
What are the next steps of lockdown?

President Cyril Ramaphosa addresses the nation on the ongoing measures to manage the spread of COVID-19.

3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

Impact of the Corona crisis on startups and tech

Startups Economic Impact

Author: dealroom.co
Date: 24 March 2020

The burning question
What is the impact of COVID-19 on startups and tech?

A report by dealroom.co with initial findings on the impact of COVID-19 on startups and tech businesses

3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

Finding North (again)

Leadership Strategy & Planning Ops & Ways Of Working Societal Impact

Author: Ross Drakes - Nicework
Date: 2020

The burning question
What will you do to prepare yourself for the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic?

A few insights from Nicework regarding the shifts we can expect in business post COVID-19 and how you can prepare yourself for this as individuals and business.
Download Attachment/s
Nicework - Finding North (again).pdf

3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

Bain & Co Covid-19: Actions to take now (for CEOs)

In The Workplace Leadership Remote Working General precautions Policy For Staff

Author: Bain & Company
Date: March 2020

The burning question
As a business CEO / Leader, where should I focus my efforts?

A detailed Action Plan developed by Bain & Co. for business leaders to organize and prioritise their crisis management efforts in regard to their business, workplace and workforce.
3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

Coronavirus Changes Everything: Five Strategies To Help Your Startup Find Its 'New Normal

Leadership Ops & Ways Of Working Crisis Management Startups The economy

Author: Karan Mehandru
Date: 03/16/2020

The burning question
What steps should start ups take?

Trinity Ventures’ Karan Mehandru wrote a piece for Forbes detailing five strategies to help your startup find its 'new normal.'
3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

What Happens To Startups in a Recession?

Startups The economy Crisis Management

Author: Richard Liu
Date: 03/10/2020

The burning question
What happens to start up in a recession?

Yought co-founder Richard Liu shared thoughts on what happens to startups in a recession.
3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

What Happens To Startups in a Recession?

Startups The economy Crisis Management

Author: Richard Liu
Date: 03/10/2020

The burning question
What happens to start up in a recession?

Yought co-founder Richard Liu shared thoughts on what happens to startups in a recession.

Author: Gené Teare
Date: 03/19/2020

The burning question
How / Is what is happening now different to the recession in 2008?

Crunchbase: VC Firm Sequoia’s Nuanced Message: A ‘Black Swan’ In 2020 Versus ‘RIP Good Times’ In 2008
3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

Three ways to think like a futurist by Jacob Morgan (Article and podcast)

Leadership Strategy & Planning Ops & Ways Of Working

Author: Jacob Morgan
Date: 03/18/2020

The burning question
As a leader / business owner, what approach should I take in times like these?

Ways of working and organisational psychologist, Jacob Morgan, shares his approach on what Future Leaders should be taken in order to prepare businesses in times of change
3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

Private equity and the new reality of coronavirus

The economy Private Equity Startups Strategy & Planning Crisis Management Legal & Risk Management

Author: McKinsey
Date: March 2020

The burning question
As a portfolio company, wha approach / actions should I take in times like these?

McKinsey details actions that portfolio companies should prioritise in response to the economic impacts of Covid-19.
3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

Three Elements of Value® for Consumers Take Precedence During a Pandemic

Leadership Business Communication Crisis Management

Author: https://www.bain.com/insights/three-elements-of-value-for-consumers-take-precedence-snap-chart/
Date: 17 March 2020

The burning question

3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

2020: How to pivot a crisis into a time of opportunity? Singular’s view: COVID-19 impact in South Africa

Strategy & Planning Societal Impact Economic Impact Complex Understanding South African Businesses

Author: Singular Africa
Date: 8 April 2020

The burning question
What are some of the potential implications South Africa could face over the next few months of COVID-19?

Singular Africa provide decision-makers with a concrete and focused view on how the crisis in South Africa could develop over the next weeks and months.

3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

Three Elements of Value® for Consumers Take Precedence During a Pandemic

Leadership Business Communication Crisis Management

Author: https://www.bain.com/insights/three-elements-of-value-for-consumers-take-precedence-snap-chart/
Date: 17 March 2020

The burning question

3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

What restaurants will actually be like in a post-COVID-19 world, according to CEOs and food experts

Restaurants & Hospitality Ops & Ways Of Working Post crisis posture & insights

Author: YASMIN GAGNE AND MARK WILSON - Fast Company
Date: 21 May 2020

The burning question
What will restaurants look like post COVID-19?

Business leaders share their inside perspective on how the COVID-19 era is transforming their industries.

3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

Three Elements of Value® for Consumers Take Precedence During a Pandemic

Leadership Business Communication Crisis Management

Date: 17 March 2020

The burning question

3. LEAD: Strategic adjustments

SCHEDULE OF SERVICES - FRAMEWORK FOR SECTORS

SA Government Announcements The SA Lock Down Ops & Ways Of Working The economy

Date: 25 April 2020

The burning question
How will the alert levels work in South Africa from 1 May?

A draft framework for Sectors based on the permitted goods, services and movement, using the alert levels.

4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

SA’s Covid-19 epidemic: Trends & Next steps

Strategy & Planning Complex Understanding SA National Health Societal Impact

Author: Caprisa and Department of Health
Date: 13 April 2020

The burning question
Is South Africa flattening the curve?

A report prepared by by Salim S. Abdool Karim for Dr Zwelie Mkhize (SA HEalth Minister) of the trends of COVID-19 n South Africa and what needs to be put in place now to manage the epidemic

4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

Shifts in the low touch economy

Economic Impact Societal Impact Strategy & Planning Post crisis posture & insights Ops & Ways Of Working

Author: Board of Innovation
Date: 2020

The burning question
What does the low touch economy look like post COVID-19?

The current disruption will change how we eat, work, shop, exercise, manage our health, socialize, and spend our free time - at an unprecedented rate of change.
Download Attachment/s
Shift in low touch economy.pdf

4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

COVID-19 Coronavirus speeds up the adoption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

Strategy & Planning Ops & Ways Of Working Business Readiness Societal Impact Productivity

Author: Arthur Goldstuck
Date: 23 March 2020

The burning question
How will COVID-19 drive the fourth industrial revolution?

4IR is not about artificial intelligence and robots taking our jobs, but about the digital enablement of much of the human workforce.

4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

Beyond COVID-19 - What will define the “new normal"

Business continuity Business Readiness In The Workplace Ops & Ways Of Working Strategy & Planning Management

Author: EY
Date: 2020

The burning question
What will be the "new normal" post COVID-19?

EY provides some insights into the new normal that lies beyond the COVID-19 pandemic, and what considerations business leaders should factor into planning for the new normal today.
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A Sales Strategy For Fearless Leaders With Cash | Spillly

Strategy & Planning Management

Author: Brent Spilkin
Date: 12 April 2020

The burning question
How to view the COVID-19 lockdown extension as a sales strategy?

A very different opinion piece at how to make the most of your sales strategy and maximise the COVID-19 lockdown extension in South Africa by Brent Spilkin.

4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

Return2Work

Business Readiness Strategy & Planning Ops & Ways Of Working In The Workplace

Author: Unknown
Date: 2020

The burning question
What should I have in place and consider when returning to work or opening up for business?

The Return2Work Initiative offers businesses clear and simple step by step guidance on re-opening and staying open, incorporating the key legal requirements and tools to minimise infection and maximise compliance.

4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

COVID-19 Coronavirus speeds up the adoption of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR)

Strategy & Planning Ops & Ways Of Working Business Readiness Societal Impact Productivity

Author: Arthur Goldstuck
Date: 23 March 2020

The burning question
How will COVID-19 drive the fourth industrial revolution?

4IR is not about artificial intelligence and robots taking our jobs, but about the digital enablement of much of the human workforce.

4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

Restaurant Coronavirus Chronicles Podcast

Restaurants & Hospitality

Author: Restaurant Unstoppable
Date: 9 April 2020

The burning question
What does the "new normal" of the restaurant industry look like post COVID-19?

Eric Cacciatore speaks to Aaron Colby about the current reality of restaurant businesses in the US and what adjustments they need to make now for their survival.
4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

Coronavirus Updates: What Restaurants Need to Know Podcast

Restaurants & Hospitality

Author: QSR Magazine
Date: 9 April 2020

The burning question
What does the "new normal" of the restaurant industry look like post COVID-19?

Insights and advice for the future of the restaurant business in the US.

4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

Anxiety Is Contagious. Here’s How to Contain It.

Leadership Strategy & Planning Business Readiness For Staff Management

Author: Judson Brewer - HBR
Date: 03/18/2020

The burning question
How best to manage the anxiety?

Judson Brewer (Brown University) shares his view on the dangers of anxiety levels triggered by mass hysteria and media during the Covid-19 outbreak, as well as tips on how to manage it.
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COVID-19 RESOURCES: A WORD FROM OUR CEO: MICHAEL CHAVEZ

Leadership Management For Staff Business Readiness Learning & Development Strategy & Planning

Author: Duke CE
Date: 2020

The burning question
How to lead in challenging times and build resilience during this crisis?

Leaders today find themselves in uncharted territory, never before seen in their lifetimes. Duke Corporate Education’s CEO Michael Chavez will draw from his own research on Rehumanizing Leadership, as well as insights derived from working with global clients to build greater learning agility, to put forward a model for leading others with clarity through the murky waters of uncertainty and volatility.
4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

FREE 2hr Webinar on 7 April: Developing Entrepreneurial Resilience During Turbulent COVID-19 Time

Leadership For Staff Management Learning & Development Business Readiness

Author: Impact Amplifier
Date: 2020

The burning question
How do I become more resilient during COVID-19 and how can I bring resilience into my business during this time?

Impact Amplifier, hosted by its co-founder Max Pichulik, will offer a Zoom webinar, for Southern African entrepreneurs (founders / CEOs only), to support them during this turbulent COVID-19 times.
4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

COMBAT COVID-19: ARE YOU FIGHTING FIT?

Learning & Development Business Readiness Management Leadership Wellness South African Businesses

Author: Retail Capital
Date: 1 April 2020

The burning question
How do I get myself and my business ready for all the changes post COVID-19?

Supporting small business owners with tips, guides and resources during the COVID-19 outbreak.
4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

COMBAT COVID-19: RECALIBRATE

Business Readiness South African Businesses Learning & Development Strategy & Planning Leadership

Author: Erin Louw, Retail Capital Chief Brand Officer
Date: 30 March 2020

The burning question
How do I change my thinking during uncertain times that we find ourselves in?

Recalibration requires deliberate analysis of macro and micro factors, reflected in the business and markets, and should be carefully considered. Retail Capital provide steps to find new pathways to success during COVID-19.
4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

Coronavirus + Business (Free ebook available for HBR subscribers)

Business Readiness Strategy & Planning Leadership

Author: HBR
Date: 2020

The burning question
How do I manage my business during COVID-19?

Harvard Business Review (HBR) shares latest insight on the future of business following the sudden and severe impact on business and society, and as a whole caused by COVID-19. This documents covers the following topics: 1)Managing your business 2)Managing your remote team 3)Leading through the crisis
4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

The future of work with Jacob Morgan (How to innovate and create the future)

Leadership Business Readiness Strategy & Planning Learning & Development

Date: 30 March 2020

The burning question
How to innovate in a time of uncertainty?

Jacob Morgan speaks to Jeremy Gutsche (founder and CEO of Trend Hunter, a website where people from around the world can share business ideas and trends) about making change and innovation happen now more than ever.
4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

Browse the latest free online courses available from Harvard University

Learning & Development Strategy & Planning Business Readiness Business continuity Leadership

Author: Harvard University
Date: 2020

The burning question
What online courses are available during COVID-19?

Harvard university is offering 67 courses for free during this pandemic. Take a look at the full catalogue of free online courses.

4. SCALE: Preparing for the next wave

The COVID-19 Pandemic in South Africa

The Pandemic Societal Impact Economic Impact The SA Lock Down

Author: Ipsos
Date: 6 May 2020

The burning question
What behaviour changes are we experiencing during COVID-19?

Ipsos provides findings on what behavioural changes South Africans have been experiencing towards brands, shopping, social media and general sentiment of COVID-19.
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