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Small and historically disadvantaged businesses in the rural town of South Africa have all reasons to smile after the Treasury in the Free State established the Provincial COVID-19 Relief Task Team to assist in assessing the challenging business environment that was widely affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The Free State Black Business Chamber [FSBBC] was launched by the Department of Economic, Small Business Development, Tourism and Environmental Affairs (DESTEA] with an aim of ensuring among other things, the realization of a unified representative voice of black business in the Free State Province

The move by Treasury was well received by the Free State Black Business Chamber acknowledging of the good will saying that it was pleased that the government prioritized key interventions towards the revival of small businesses in the province.

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Another case of African Swine Fever (ASF) has been reported this month in the Heilbron area in the Free State province, the Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Ministry revealed on Monday.

In a statement spokesperson, Khaye Nkwanyana, said: “This follows outbreaks in April 2019 in the North West, Mpumalanga and Gauteng provinces.

“All four outbreaks occurred outside of the ASF controlled area of South Africa and have been reported to the World Organisation for Animal Health.

“The affected areas have been placed under quarantine and provincial veterinary services are applying the necessary disease control measures.”

Nkwanyana said veterinary services together with the industry were conducting follow-up investigations to trace the origin of the disease and to identify other farms that may possibly be affected.

In order to prevent the spread of ASF, the ministry has warned pig buyers to, “make sure you buy pigs only from reputable owners, and insist on …