OPINION / LETTERS: LETTER: BEE requirement for small business aid is unfair
BUSINESS LIVE / 14 APRIL 2020 - 16:57 / DALE HUGHES
I can’t believe the government is wanting to apply BEE requirements to assistance for small businesses adversely affected by the pandemic. Are my black employees not worthy of help because I am white?
I do not have the luxury of unlimited funding for my business, and I can’t afford to fail. What prospects are there for a 46-year-old white male in this country if he isn’t able to do something for himself?
My black-owned competitors get telephone-number grants and they retrench people. Now they will get more when they already have had plenty that they haven’t had to use in their businesses.
I never assume the government will help, so that way we aren’t disappointed. We will just hopefully make it through alone.
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