If you ever visited Stellenbosch or our magnificent wine routes, you would have encountered one of our local tourism heroes. They are the community-based tour guides, crafters, entertainers and hosts that bring a unique flavor and vibrancy to our region.
COVID-19 has wholly and suddenly stripped these informal service providers of their income and prospects, leaving many destitute and vulnerable. Virtually all the business aid programmes in our country exclude informal entrepreneurs, and the very people that previously refused to sit at home and be unemployed are now falling through the support cracks.
We will be disbursing social survival stipends to the informal entrepreneurs in our network that are directly affected by COVID-19.