By Gerhard Papenfus
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE ON ALL NEWSWIRES
PRESS RELEASE: COVID-19 LOCKDOWN: ESSENTIAL SERVICES – BIZPORTAL SITE STILL NOT FUNCTIONAL
26 March 2020
NEASA’s press release earlier today refers.
NEASA has continued to attempt to access the BIZPORTAL website since releasing the earlier press release.
The portal has not been functional at any stage and even if it can be accessed, company registration numbers are reflected as incorrect.
It is absolutely mindboggling that government compels essential services businesses to register on a website in order to continue essential services required to keep the country afloat during the lockdown, but does not provide an effective mechanism for them to do so.
This is even more shocking in light of the fact that non-compliance constitutes a criminal offence in terms of the regulations which carry a heavy penalty.
The inability of government to provide a means for essential services to comply with the regulations and then enforcing those regulations, may well be the enabler that will destroy basic services and the country.
This is a press release by Gerhard Papenfus, Chief Executive of the National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA).
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NEASA Media Department