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Businesses in Cape Town are battling with operations amidst the strict water restrictions imposed by the city.

Cape Town has been hit by the worst drought in decades as dam levels continue to drop even lower.

Janine Myburgh, Chairperson for the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce of SA, says some businesses are letting go of their employees because there are no new clients - especially in the swimming pool and construction businesses.

Yes it does have a drastic impact on our economy.

Janine Myburgh, Chairperson for the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce of SA

She says the city has recently instilled a lot of confidence with the plans they have in place in terms of desalination and tapping into groundwater. She says it is not only the city that has to come to the party, but businesses and communities as well.

If we save a lot of water, and we don't use excessive amounts of water, then we will have water when it is necessary.

Janine Myburgh, Chairperson for the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce of SA

We have businesses telling us that they are implementing different processes to what they were used to.

Janine Myburgh, Chairperson for the Western Cape Chamber of Commerce of SA

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This article first appeared on CapeTalk : Cape's water crisis takes its toll on business

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