my contract states that i cannot sell goods in conflict of my landlord. I am renting a garage shop f…

my contract states that i cannot sell goods in conflict of my landlord. I am renting a garage shop for 14 years and cannot sell airtime , wood and charcoal. I was promised protection in terms that no other take away will be allowed next or close to me because the landlords needed a variety of consumers. The shop is in Welkom and the mining sector took a huge plunge in the past 7 years. I requested to sell airtime because of the Eskom hikes, escalation of rent and wage demands but was refused. In the meantime a debonairs, fish aways was set up next to me that are directly in competition. They (landlords) said that they could not refuses national brand shop to set up there and competition was healthy. 2 months ago i was informed that another ,no name, take away was also opening. The promises of 14 years back is now forgotten, but still i cannot compete with my landlord by selling these products because he is keeping it to himself. It is therefore fair for him, to create all sorts
of competition for me in a time where i struggle to pay rent and electricity and salaries. I have applied again about 1 month back to allow me to also sell airtime, wood and charcoal, but no response from them. I have explained that my situation is desperate but he has the monopoly on airtime and wood and charcoal. Me and my workers divert all potensial airtime buyers next door to the cashier at the garage and i see all these customers walk out my shop. My rent is escalating again next month and at this rate will lose my shop and send loyal workers home. I need urgent assistance please. I have explained that i am trying to put 2 sons through university and that i need to compete fairly. Still no response. Yours truly. Eben

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