Cable theft and resulting power outages have caused havoc at the Joburg Market, which supplies millions of rand of agricultural products to 15-million people every day.

In a statement issued by Agri SA, the industry body said the market — one of the largest fresh-produce markets in the country — faced serious challenges since cable theft on Tuesday and warned that the continued lack of electricity was having a “disastrous impact” on the quality and safety of agricultural products...

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