S. Africa power cuts hit small businesses
By Guardian Exclusive
02 July 2022 | 5:09 pm
Small business owners in South Africa's Soweto say power outages - some of the worst to hit South Africa - have forced them to cut hours and staff.
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The African National Congress gathers this weekend to decide on its policies for the next five years. Top of the list is how to deal with corruption. Meanwhile, ANC workers were out protesting as some have not been paid in two months. Also in this edition: we take a closer look at the conflict between the M23 militia group and DR Congo. Finally, we kick off the weekend with South Africa's latest export, Amapiano music.
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