Government launches registration portal for businesses affected by unrest in KZN, Gauteng

Government has launched a registration portal for the registration of businesses that were affected by the unrest which took place in July 2021 in KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and other affected areas in the country.

The portal will be operational from Monday and will collect data from affected businesses to better coordinate these relief measures, as well as to inform future intervention as part of the relief package.

Announced by President Cyril Ramaphosa on 25 July, a range of measures are being implemented by national and provincial governments to rebuilt help small and medium businesses that were affected by the unrest.

Government is calling business owners affected by the unrest in July to register on the portal, which can be accessed via the QR code.

All businesses affected by the unrest are encouraged to register.

Businesses, who may experience problems accessing the portal, can also use the toll-free call centre numbers.

Treasury says the portal and call centre will remain open for affected businesses to register until the 30 September of 2021.

Reaction to economic relief measures announced by President Ramaphosa: