Westville households get electricity after 10 years

Residents believe their area will be safer without illegal connections


12 January 2021

Hundreds march in Louis Trichardt to demand water, sanitation and proper roads

One resident says she has to buy buckets of water daily from other community members with boreholes


14 December 2020

Residents of Cape Town informal settlements share their challenges

The City has said that most parcels of occupied land are not suitable for housing or permanent bulk services


10 December 2020

Call for Swartland municipality to investigate utility accounts

Our bills are the highest in the Western Cape, says Malmesbury resident


10 December 2020

Samora Machel residents in the dark for six months

City of Cape Town says technicians need to be accompanied by police


2 December 2020

Upington coalition demands water, toilets and cheaper electricity

Municipality promises to hold special meeting


30 November 2020

Police use rubber bullets to disperse housing protesters

“Every time there is an election the governing party politicians go in there promising them housing and basic services but nothing is ever done”


27 November 2020

Police intervene as homeowners clash with shack dwellers over illegal connections

The municipality is assessing whether the shacks can get electricity


25 November 2020

Residents punished for municipal water bill mix-up

Electricity cut off because of unpaid water accounts which residents say they never received


24 November 2020

Uitenhage protesters block roads, demanding toilets and electricity

Residents to meet with the municipality over their grievances on Tuesday


16 November 2020

Neighbours in standoff over illegal electrical connections

Over 200 households were left in the dark when an overloaded powerline exploded this week


13 November 2020

Railway line shack dwellers trash ward councillor

Protesters are demanding services and recognition for Eyadini informal settlement in Cape Town


26 October 2020

Millions spent, six years gone, still no electricity for Eastern Cape villagers

Only two of the seven villages located near Mount Frere have electricity


13 October 2020

City technicians accused of demanding R1,000 bribe to reconnect electricity

Ekurhuleni says no formal complaints have been lodged and encourages residents to come forward


7 October 2020

Protests erupt over slow relocation of PE shack dwellers

Vehicles stoned and roads closed by Vastrap, Qunu and Jaagvlakte informal settlement residents


2 October 2020

Shacks demolished in PE … by shack dwellers!

Anger erupts after some residents blamed for delays in electrification in Kanana


30 September 2020