Even in death, load-shedding strikes

In Port Elizabeth, small businesses are taking a strain due to power interruptions.

NELSON MANDELA BAY - The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality isn't cutting power to major plants and factories, but that's not the case for several small businesses.

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A funeral parlour in the Nelson Mandela Bay said their business has been taking on a major financial and operational strain. 

Generators are used to power the refrigerators at the parlour and their running costs have amounted to R50,000.

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"Being in the funeral industry, one has to take all these things into account when you are tasked with taking care of people's loved ones," Debbie Abeder from Gift of Dignity Funeral Services said.