ELECTRICITY

Sophiatown bursts into protests

20-year-old Cape Town informal settlement has floods but no water

By Tariro Washinyira - 29 June 2020

Sophiatown residents’ 20-year battle for services and housing

City says it can’t provide services on land it does not own

By Tariro Washinyira - 24 June 2020

“Every day there are electricity issues,” says Pietermaritzburg resident

Electricity was restored in Ngubeni on Saturday after two days of protests

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 22 June 2020

Eskom warns that residents who “bridge” electricity will remain in the dark

Tsakane residents without electricity for two weeks block roads in protest

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 19 June 2020

Two years waiting for the lights to be switched on

Poles and cables were installed in Ngudza, Limpopo, in 2018

By Bernard Chiguvare - 9 June 2020

East London community warned to remove illegal connections by Monday

Cuba residents have been protesting since Tuesday in a bid to stop the power utility from disconnecting them

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 5 June 2020

Swartland police fire rubber bullets and teargas at shack dwellers

Silvertown residents are demanding basic municipal services

By Peter Luhanga - 4 June 2020

R92 million and six years later no electricity in Makhabeleni

Municipality says it needs another R15 million to complete project

By Nokulunga Majola - 29 May 2020

Electricity protests after RDP homeowners disconnect informal settlement

“Our electricity boxes trip and only start to work the following day” says RDP homeowner in Mfuleni

By Vincent Lali - 22 May 2020

Man dies in first shack fire at relocation site in PE

Households relocated to Jaagvlakte serviced sites in February have been waiting ever since for electricity and water to be connected

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 15 May 2020

Oudtshoorn families accuse municipality of sidelining them for housing

Municipality says plan to provide housing and services to Zone 14 could only start next year

By Mpumi Kiva - 14 May 2020
Map of the wind farm location

Giant turbine farm set to harvest West Coast wind

Environment minister dismisses appeals against new wind farm

By John Yeld - 11 May 2020
Photo of a woman

Cookhouse residents refuse councillor’s offer of paraffin and wood

The community of KwaNoxolo township say they will accept nothing short of electricity

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 May 2020
Photo of an informal settlement

Conflict in Philippi over electricity connections

Men living in Ramaphosa informal settlement accused of attacking women in Victoria Mxenge community

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 April 2020
Photo of burned bus

Our living conditions deserve the same attention as Coronavirus, say angry shackdwellers

Roads blocked, buses set alight in Port Elizabeth

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 25 March 2020
Photo of a coffin and mourners

Residents vow to fight for services at funeral for boy killed by illegal electricity connection

Angry mourners defy government’s ban on gatherings of more than 100 people

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 23 March 2020