Load shedding is taking a toll on Cape Town businesses, restaurants in the popular suburb of Sea Point on the Cape Peninsula have been hit hard.
The stage four scheduled times has been affecting both the lunch and supper services of the more than 70 restaurants in the area.
Businesses are suffering huge losses of revenue for both owners and staff.
According to Eyewitness news, Claremont business owners are pleading with the government to resolve the Eskom power crisis.
For more than two hours, Claremont stood still. At Cavendish Square Mall, stores and restaurants closed, unable to trade when the power is cut.
Employees cash up and are sent home after 4pm. Outside, on Main Road, cars and taxis queue in frustration from the moment the traffic lights go off.