Power outages at its worst
By Anele Siwa
25 January 2008
The continuous and disruptive load-shedding currently experienced by South Africans is taking its toll on employees of some Cape Town companies as they have to start their day earlier than usual, or end later than their normal shift.
“To prevent any time lost to blackouts, the management and staff agreed that they needed to start work at 6am,” says Eunice Moise production Forman at Donaldson Filtration Company.
According to Moise, Donaldson Filtration has provided a taxi to fetch each staff member at 3am, so that they can begin work at 6am.
Moise says load-shedding also has a negative effect on the company’s production.
Meanwhile Lundi Masiza a driver at Ice for Africa Cape in Epping says the situation does affect them, but they are still working their normal shifts.
“In our area this power outage starts around 2pm till 4pm so at that time we are almost done for the day,” says Masiza.