ELECTRICITY

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

Mamelodi residents have waited five years for electricity connections

Delay blamed on dispute with contractor

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22 April 2021

Shack dwellers blame municipal delays for children’s deaths

Illegal connections have claimed lives as residents of Ocean View settlement await electrification

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19 April 2021

Woman dies, teenager hurt as fire guts 49 shacks in Cato Manor

Fire victims say they are likely to spend a second night outside because they don’t have material to rebuild their homes

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19 April 2021

Living in Covid village in Cape Town

City says occupation is illegal and it has no funds for such unplanned settlements

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14 April 2021

Grandmother watched her 3-year-old grandson being electrocuted

The boy’s family believes his death could have been avoided had the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality given them services

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30 March 2021

Controversial Watsons’ wind farm approval overturned on review

The company has been given until 1 April to appeal against the decision by the Department of Environment

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24 March 2021

Protesters shut down parts of Cape Town during peak hours

The City says it cannot accommodate new informal settlements in its current budget

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23 March 2021

Shack dwellers clash over illegal electricity

Ward councillor and residents blame community leaders for allowing more people to move in, resulting in overcrowding

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23 March 2021

Gqeberha communities march on councillor’s office

They say he is neglecting his duty but councillor believes actions against him are “politically motivated”

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23 March 2021