Businesses count the cost of devastating KwaZulu-Natal floods

KwaZulu-Natal is this week counting the cost of the damage caused by heavy downpours. 

Big businesses in the province have not been spared the ravages of the floods, and again face operational and supply-chain disruptions less than nine months after last July’s riots took their toll.

André Oberholzer, group head of corporate affairs at Sappi, said on Wednesday that the paper giant’s operations had been disrupted by road closures. Sappi’s Saiccor, Tugela and Stanger mills are all in KwaZulu-Natal.

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Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit
Sarah Smit is a general news reporter at the Mail & Guardian. She covers topics relating to labour, corruption and the law.

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