Businesses count losses as loadshedding hit the pocket

The effects of Eskom’s loadshedding are affecting small, medium and big businesses across the country.

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Retail stores, libraries and even municipal offices were forced to delay their operations hours on Tuesday morning, as Eskom continues with its rotational power shedding in the Pretoria city centre.

Small businesses such as salons and cellphones fixing stores are feeling more pain than the big business in the Capital City.

Businesses are losing revenues as a result of loadshedding.

Salon owner Junior Musikiri from Zimbabwe has admitted that loadshedding is severely affecting his business.

We have no lights and I do not have a generator… so my customers are forced to go back

“We have no lights and I do not have a generator like Shoprite, so my customers are forced to go back, as you can see there’s no light in the shop,” Musikiri said.

Traffic also continues to be severely impacted in the Capital City, with majority of traffic lights not operating.

Economists predict that the continuation of loadshedding can result with the country going into inflation.

The power utility has confirmed that the rotational power shedding will continues throughout the day and possible the whole week.