A young car wash owner explained that his business offering had been impacted during load shedding as he was unable to vacuum cars when the power cuts hit.

FILE: A business notifies customers of its closure due to power cuts. Picture: AFP

Cape Town small businesses owners say they’re struggling to keep their doors open with Eskom’s rolling power cuts continuing unabated.

The utility is currently switching between stage 4 and 5 power cuts.

City of Cape Town customers are currently on stage 3, which will be bumped up to stage 4 from 4pm on Wednesday.

A young car wash owner explained that his business offering had been impacted during load shedding as he was unable to vacuum cars when the power cuts hit.

“It’s killing us so we can’t do anything. We just wash the cars outside and that’s a loss to us also,”

In Nomzamo in Strand, a worker at a fish and chips takeaway shop hopes that load shedding will soon be a thing of the past, saying that sales have taken a dip.

“Business went down because people can’t buy cold chips and fish, so they can’t eat cold food, so, no people will come if it’s load shedding.”

Earlier this week, President Cyril Ramaphosa had an emergency meeting with Eskom management, in a bid to end load shedding.

By: Kevin Brandt

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