ELECTRICITY

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Kliprand residents furious at council’s broken promise

PE protesters block roads, burn tyres

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 11 October 2019
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Services delayed, inaccessible after wave of protests in Motherwell

“This has definitely affected development in the ward” says councillor

By Joseph Chirume - 16 September 2019
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Fed up Eastern Cape villagers told to move shacks, promised new homes

“We watched them build proper shelters for those who came after us” says villager

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 28 August 2019
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Endlovini residents burn rubble at councillor’s office

Protesters demand toilets and electricity

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 26 August 2019
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Army protects Eskom workers in Khayelitsha

“The army is here to intimidate us” says Qandu-qandu informal settlement resident

By Velani Ludidi - 22 August 2019
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Tensions between communities reach “boiling point” over electricity in Port Elizabeth

Mayor Bobani promises electrification of informal settlements and removal of all illegal connections

By Joseph Chirume - 22 August 2019
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Endlovini residents demand to know why electrification of their shacks stopped

About 50 people demonstrated outside Port Elizabeth city hall demanding electricity, toilets and water

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 20 August 2019
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Protest over removal of illegal electricity connections

“Even if we get electrical boxes for ten houses, that is fine. We will pay,” says Philippi resident

By Velani Ludidi - 2 August 2019
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The land is “unsuitable for habitation” says municipality, but thousands live on it

Sikiti informal settlement in Butterworth, Eastern Cape, was established over 20 years ago

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 19 July 2019
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Protesting small business owners stop meter reading tender, demand 30%

Supply chain management office closed by demonstrators ahead of R50 million tender deadline in PE

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 4 July 2019
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Child-headed household faces bleak future

Siyanda Nyovane is head of his household and lives in a shack. The 19-year-old has kept himself and his younger brother in school for years

By Ella Ndongeni - 2 July 2019
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Electricity restored to Pietermaritzburg township after months of power cuts

Eskom installed a new transformer in the area in June

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 1 July 2019
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No water, no toilets, no electricity in Qandu-qandu

Thousands in Khayelitsha informal settlement hope and wait for basic services

Text by Mary-Anne Gontsana. Photos by Masixole Feni. - 1 July 2019
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“Everytime I look at these wires, I remember how my grandson died,” says East London grandmother

A number of people have been electrocuted in Amalinda Forest informal settlement in the past three years

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 28 June 2019
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Marikana informal settlement erupts in protests

Vehicles torched and shack dwellers tear-gassed as Philippi East residents demand services from the City of Cape Town

By Velani Ludidi and Tariro Washinyira - 24 June 2019
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Cape Town storm pics: informal settlements hard hit by high winds

“The house was shaking and if I slept I knew I would be putting my life in danger”

By Velani Ludidi - 23 June 2019