Dark times for business as Eskom’s load-shedding grips SA

Rolling blackouts threaten jobs and profitability of Bay firms


Melting ice-cream that has to be thrown out, customers unable to swipe bank cards, the risk of unfinished tattoos, damage to equipment, and the loss of custom and tens of thousands of rand in sales – Eskom’s fresh round of load-shedding is having a debilitating impact on Bay businesses.
Companies said on Tuesday they were struggling to survive the rolling blackouts and often inaccurate load-shedding schedules while incurring considerable short- and long-term losses...

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