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South Africa: 'At the end we can't make a business' - Energy crisis hitting local coffee shop in Cape Town02:33

South Africa: 'At the end we can't make a business' - Energy crisis hitting local coffee shop in Cape Town

South Africa, Cape Town
September 21, 2022 at 22:01 GMT +00:00 · Published

The ongoing energy crisis accompanied by rising costs is hitting a local business hard, as a manager of a local coffee bakery shop shared in Cape Town on Tuesday.

"The staff is walking around, nothing to do which means at the end we can't make a business. The boss can't see the money is coming, no incomes which means we are going to lose our jobs as well," said Hastings Nanthambwe, the manager of the coffee bakery shop.

South Africa has in recent months been living with constant blackouts or what is locally known as 'load-shedding', an energy control technique designed to lower the amount of electricity in parts of the country to save energy.

South Africa: 'At the end we can't make a business' - Energy crisis hitting local coffee shop in Cape Town02:33
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The ongoing energy crisis accompanied by rising costs is hitting a local business hard, as a manager of a local coffee bakery shop shared in Cape Town on Tuesday.

"The staff is walking around, nothing to do which means at the end we can't make a business. The boss can't see the money is coming, no incomes which means we are going to lose our jobs as well," said Hastings Nanthambwe, the manager of the coffee bakery shop.

South Africa has in recent months been living with constant blackouts or what is locally known as 'load-shedding', an energy control technique designed to lower the amount of electricity in parts of the country to save energy.