The looming closure of the country's largest cheese factory in Lichtenburg, North West, may see hundreds of workers pushed into poverty, with the knock-on effect of collapsing small businesses in the area.
Amanda Jama, who manages a shop which sells cooked food and other items to workers on the Clover factory's doorstep, fears the imminent closure could spell doom.
"[Clover's closure] is going to affect our business because most of Clover's employees buy food and stuff from here. So, we only make money from them, and if they are not here, we can't make money. That might even result in us closing the shop. Then we don't have work and sit at home again," Jama said.