Businesses bearing brunt of load shedding

Eskom has warned that stage 2 load shedding will continue on Thursday due to “a number of generating units still out of service due to breakdowns”.

The power utility has been experiencing challenges stemming from its overburdened power plants.

President at Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry Janine Myburgh says power cuts have affected business negatively and as a result, the economy.

Read: Sorry, South Africa, for the damage we are causing to the economy - Eskom

It does affect business detrimentally...

Janine Myburgh, President at Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry

People have to try and work around the schedules which is a major challenge business.

Janine Myburgh, President at Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry

According to Myburgh, Cape Town city centre has been spared to allow businesses to function normally and get the economy going, this includes hospitals.

To hear the rest of the conversation with Janine Myburgh, listen below:


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