“We were especially concerned after the adjudication committee advised us of some of their reasons which some of them showed lack of resources. However, it is important to note that the applicants who were not recommended have the option to address the appeals committee,” he said.
Mthethwa said moving forward, he was going to engage with different industry stakeholders and look at how to address some of the challenges.
He admitted that the application process was hit by technical glitches and teething problems on their administrative side since it was a new territory for them. Mthethwa further explained that the relief fund was R20,000 maximum.
“It means that if you feel you lost R4m, we won’t have that amount. Again, this does not mean that if you had asked for R5,000 or R10,000, you will voluntarily get R20,000. You will get what you have asked for as long as it does not go beyond R20,000.”