ELECTRICITY

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Residents and municipality blame each other after child electrocuted

Nine-year-old stepped on wires from illegal electricity connection

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 10 December 2019
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Residents of Amalinda say they have been forgotten

500 households with no electrification, months without rubbish collection, only two taps and a dozen working toilets

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 28 November 2019
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Dispute over electrification in Tembisa

Land occupiers say they are being excluded from the project

By Zoë Postman - 21 November 2019
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RDP houses not connected to electricity or water for a year

Musina municipality says it has been waiting for funds from the Department of Energy

By Bernard Chiguvare - 14 November 2019

Eastern Cape villagers voted hoping to get electricity

“They make all sort of promises during elections and once elections are over you won’t see them”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 November 2019
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Land occupation named after Mayor Bobani erupts in protests

“He said we can rebuild our shacks and live here. He promised to give us toilets, water and electricity”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 29 October 2019
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“Enough with blackouts” say Soshanguve residents

Protesters march to City of Tshwane demanding services

By Sana Mabena - 17 October 2019
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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