JOBURG CBD BUSINESSES LOSING MILLIONS AS RESULT OF POWER CUTS

JOBURG CBD BUSINESSES LOSING MILLIONS AS RESULT OF POWER CUTS

JOHANNESBURG – Businesses owners in the Johannesburg CBD have told Eyewitness News how they are losing thousands of rand per day as a result of a major power cut which is now threatening the future of their businesses.

City Power says it will only be able to restore electricity by Saturday, a week after it was cut off when copper thieves disconnected kilometres of cables in underground tunnels.

On Albertina Sisulu Street the noise of generators buzzed through the buildings used by those who can afford to buy one. For others, there’s no business.

For one hairdresser, who can’t afford to buy the generator, this means there’s no money as she can’t run her business without electricity.

“These two weeks I normally make about R15,000. I haven’t made anything and I have not paid my rent as we speak.”

Another woman who works at gambling company Top Bet is losing thousands of rands per day but still needs to pay staff.

“We’re not making as much as we used to. This is costing us millions, of course, R50,000 a day probably.”

It’s the beginning of the month, which means that people usually spend more but even the busy Carlton Centre is left in the dark because there’s no ventilator for owners to use for their businesses.

Mia Lindeque / EWN
(Edited by Leeto M Khoza)

Facebook Comments

About author

Nigerians in South Africa
Nigerians in South Africa 1663 posts

We are about democracy, human rights, public opinion, political behavior, civil rights and policy aimed at improving the human condition, with a focus on African countries.

You might also like

Politics 0 Comments

SOUTH AFRICA’S PRINT MEDIA IS FAILING TO EMPOWER CITIZENS ON CORRUPTION

The mainstream media can play an important role in fighting corruption. Investigative journalists in South Africa, for instance, helped to expose how the politically connected Gupta family “captured” elements of

Opinion 0 Comments

Behind the Comparison of Zuma’s South Africa and Mugabe’s Zimbabwe

JOHANNESBURG — “Heh, you people, you used to laugh at us. Look at you now. You can’t even buy a bottle of Coke!” It was the early 2000s, during the

Politics 0 Comments

THE 2018 AFRICAN ECONOMIC OUTLOOK WILL BE LAUNCHED TODAY

The African Economic Outlook bridges a critical knowledge gap on the diverse socio-economic realities of African economies through regular, rigorous, and comparative analysis ABIDJAN, Ivory Coast, January 17, 2018/ —

0 Comments

No Comments Yet!

You can be first to comment this post!

Leave a Reply