Small businesses are extremely finding difficult to survive due to the economic situation of the country, more especially the interrupted power supply ESKOM.

We interacted with great South Africans, who took it upon themselves to start their own businesses in order to provide for their families. They are all suffering because load shedding has led to job shedding. The ANC’s power failures mean that they are losing their only source of income”, said Mazzone.

The DA discovered the true cost of Eskom’s ineptitude as it continues to fail in providing South African business owners, and the public at large, with access to electricity.

“Businesses depend on electricity each day to run their operations. Local entrepreneurs told us that they lose revenue for hours on end and that in some instances they lose thousands of rands in products which have gone bad. For many small businesses when power goes out, they are forced to close their doors”, said Mazzone.