small business electricity crisis

Uninterruptible power supplies and back-up power inverter systems should be considered.

Many small South African businesses are now being forced to take loans to buy standby equipment to use during rolling electricity power cuts, said small and medium enterprises funder Retail Capital on Wednesday.

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Zande Africa uses a micro distribution model to allow spaza shops to take advantage of better pricing directly from manufacturers.

Local fintech company Zande Africa is offering an innovative financial and distribution platform to informal shops, known as spaza shops, a sector where 90% or more of transactions are in cash form.


JOHANNESBURG - The National Energy Regulator of South Africa has announced it will increase electricity tariffs by 9.41% for the first year of 2019/20.

Nersa further announced on Thursday that for the year 2020/21, the hike will be 8.10% and 5.22% for 2021/22.


The team is set to start its work on Monday and has to deliver its report to public enterprises minister Pravin Gordhan within a month.

Business Unity South Africa (Busa) said on Wednesday that it hoped the timeframe for the engineering task team mandated with investigating a host of issues at embattled power producer Eskom could be ex