ELECTRICITY

Fire kills one man and destroys 200 shacks in Cato Manor

Residents say this is the third devastating fire in eight months at Marikana informal settlement

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9 July 2021

Siqalo shack dwellers want solar power

Residents are asking the City of Cape Town to subsidise a model they say worked in Stellenbosch

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8 July 2021

Domestic worker’s decade long struggle to make her RDP house liveable

Six months after moving in, Nokwayintombi Pateni’s home has still not been electrified

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1 July 2021

“I grabbed my son and a suitcase packed with clothes” says fire victim describing a chaotic scene

More than 50 Capetonians have been left in the rain with nowhere to sleep tonight

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22 June 2021

Police and shack dwellers clash over illegal connections in Gqeberha

Govan Mbeki Village residents want their izinyoka left alone

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14 June 2021

No money for electrification, municipal official tells shack dwellers

Residents from five informal settlements in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality are demanding electricity and other services

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14 June 2021

Shack dwellers install their own taps and toilets

8,000 families in Khayelitsha find ways to cope without city services

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2 June 2021

Protesters torch ten electricity poles in Kariega

Several communities surrounding Area 11 plunged into darkness since Saturday

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1 June 2021

Two people died and dozens left homeless in Plettenberg Bay fire

Bitou Municipality is helping the fire victims

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26 May 2021

Imbali brought to standstill by fury over electricity cut

Eskom says it isn’t safe for its teams to complete their work

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14 May 2021

Protesters set fire to electricity poles in Kariega

“Let there be darkness for all” says man

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5 May 2021

Shack fire claims life of three-year-old

Mother asks for help to bury her son

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3 May 2021

Kariega shack dwellers stop electrification project

Informal settlement residents are demanding their homes get electricity first

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3 May 2021

Complaints of shoddy workmanship at new multi-million rand housing development

“I don’t know why they moved us here when they know that there is still a lot of work to be done” says resident

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30 April 2021

“The roaming pigs come and eat our poo”

Nelson Mandela Bay residents block roads early in the morning to show their anger at failed service delivery

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23 April 2021