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​Post- lockdown sources of business rescue for SMEs Masterclass

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About the masterclass:

President Cyril Ramaphosa announced a nation-wide lockdown for 21 days in response to the spread of the COVID-19.  The President announced a series of economic relief packages following acknowledgement of the negative effects that the lockdown would have on small- to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).  We invite you to this special masterclass where we will unpack:

  • The various types of relief packages for SMEs that were announced
  • The structure and qualification criteria of the relief packages
  • SME re-invention and growth in response to the challenging local business landscape


Philasande Sokhela is a faculty member at the Johannesburg Business School.  He facilitates on innovation in marketing, small business trends and entrepreneurial capacity development.  His teaching cuts across a range of complementary disciplines that encompass digital marketing, brand management, entrepreneurship and the business of fashion.  Philasande is passionate about developing entrepreneurial talent.  His passion has led him to work with over 200 entrepreneurs in numerous township economy revitilisation initiatives in partnership with the Gauteng Department of Economic Development and the Gauteng Enterprise Propeller.

Course details:

  • Date:         16 April 2020
  • Time:         12:00 – 13:00
  • Venue:       Online conferencing.  The conference link will be sent upon registration.
  • Fee:           No charge - this is a complimentary JBS masterclass



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