Fuel hikes | Businesses struggling to stay afloat

CAPE TOWN - Small business owners in Cape Town say they’re struggling to keep afloat following the recent fuel hikes.

Their businesses are also being battered by Eskom's indefinite escalation to stage six power cuts.

Many are appealing for government to exempt them from blackouts to help them keep their doors open.

READ: Fuel price to rise dramatically from Wednesday

Motorists scrambled to fill their tanks before the massive fuel price hikes came into effect.

Both 93 and 95 unleaded petrol increased by nearly R1.71 per litre while diesel was subjected to a shocking R2.84 hike.

* eNCA’s Nobesuthu Hejana reports.

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