ASSISTANCE IN ACCESSING FINANCIAL SUPPORT – A CALL TO JEWISH BUSINESSES IN DISTRESS
As you all aware, various financial support initiatives have been announced by government and the private sector to assist businesses in distress during these impossible economic conditions.
These come in the form of tax relief initiatives from the government and large monetary sums that concerned philanthropists (such as the Oppenheimers, Motsepes and Ruperts) have donated.
Dear Community members
Financial Relief during COVID-19
It is one month since the first COVID-19 person was diagnosed in South Africa and since then we have gone through a whirlwind of emotions, including stress and anxiety.
One of the areas causing great concern for all South Africans is the pressure that the lockdown has had on businesses and the resultant financial concerns.
In the coming weeks our community will announce support mechanisms to assist you at this challenging time.
At this point, we would like to summarise for you some of the governmental relief mechanisms that have been put in place to assist South Africans.
The SAJBD is honoured to work on this important initiative together with other religious, civil society, sports personalities, academics and former political representatives calling on all South Africans to launch a national food security campaign as part of the fight against COVID-19 in our country.
Yesterday evening a group of world leaders joined Israeli President Reuven Rivlin to give pre-Pesach messages. In her message, SAJBD President Mary Kluk observed that in this terrible global crisis, “Jewish community organizations across our country and indeed around the world have joined together as never before - physically apart, but spiritually and emotionally TOGETHER”
As we are all faced with new realities stemming from the COVID-19 pandemic, more than ever before virtual conference calls via different software platforms became an integral part of our daily lives. We have all witnessed headlines about such calls being hacked by antisemitic groups and individuals, targeting Jewish organizations in order to disrupt meetings and spread their hate messages.
We are forwarding to you Guidance for Secure Livestreaming, courtesy of CST from the UK, to help you in making sure that your conference calls and online meetings are better protected.
Right now, this COVID-19 thing has everyone stuck at home. Don’t worry, you’re not alone, but someone else is. Yip, this second, somewhere in an old-age home, someone’s bobba or zeida is sitting all alone – and not by choice. They kinda have to be extra safe with this virus out there, and that means they can’t have any visitors – nought, none, nada, not even family. Now, more than ever, they could do with a friend. This is where you come in. Visit dialagranny.co.za and book a chat with a bobba or zeida.