Loadshedding hurts small businesses

2015-05-05 06:00

Small and medium businesses are struggling to keep the lights on with continued loadshedding threatening their livelihood.

While the threat of continued loadshedding looms large on the national agenda, invoking fears of mass power outages, the Federated Hospitality Association of South Africa in Cape Town (Fedhasa Cape) is adding their voice to the call for government to provide adequate energy security intervention.

At the “Business meets Government meeting – focusing on energy security” hosted by provincial government recently in Cape Town, Fedhasa Cape chairman, Rob Kucera, raised members’ concerns on the impact of continued loadshedding on the hospitality industry.

“Our concern is that small businesses in the hospitality sector already face the uncertainty of seasonal revenue fluctuations and will now need to contend with the added insecurity of loadshedding,” said Kucera

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