ELECTRICITY

Blackouts will continue until illegal connections are removed, warns ward councillor

“The area is dark and it is dangerous for those who return from work at night”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 4 August 2020

PE shack dwellers shut down neighbourhood

“We want to get the attention of this municipality. But if officials don’t address us we will stop all the projects in this ward.”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 July 2020

Loadshedding “unavoidable” after substation blows, says mayor

Power restored in Pietermaritzburg community after protesters bring area to standstill over five-day blackout

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 27 July 2020

Homeowners and shack dwellers clash over illegal electricity connections

“As long as the municipality does not provide us with electricity, the illegal connections will continue”

By Joseph Chirume - 22 July 2020

After five days without electricity residents protest at councillor’s home

Illegal connections blamed for power outage in Nyanga’s Hlazo Village

By Buziwe Nocuze - 20 July 2020

Community leader shot in escalating electricity battle

Attempts by SAPS and municipality to intervene have not yet reduced tension

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 July 2020

Clinic without proper electricity and running water for ten months

Staff say they make daily trips to collect water from the nearest facility about 10km away

By Bernard Chiguvare - 17 July 2020

RDP homeowners and shack dwellers clash over electricity

Nkandla residents tried to remove connections from Endlovini informal settlement in Port Elizabeth

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 17 July 2020

Eskom users, fined for bridging electricity, beg to be reconnected

In Orange Farm many residents have been disconnected for two years because they can’t pay the R6k remedial fee

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 16 July 2020

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