ELECTRICITY

Swartland police fire rubber bullets and teargas at shack dwellers

Silvertown residents are demanding basic municipal services

By Peter Luhanga - 4 June 2020

R92 million and six years later no electricity in Makhabeleni

Municipality says it needs another R15 million to complete project

By Nokulunga Majola - 29 May 2020

Electricity protests after RDP homeowners disconnect informal settlement

“Our electricity boxes trip and only start to work the following day” says RDP homeowner in Mfuleni

By Vincent Lali - 22 May 2020

Man dies in first shack fire at relocation site in PE

Households relocated to Jaagvlakte serviced sites in February have been waiting ever since for electricity and water to be connected

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 15 May 2020

Oudtshoorn families accuse municipality of sidelining them for housing

Municipality says plan to provide housing and services to Zone 14 could only start next year

By Mpumi Kiva - 14 May 2020
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Giant turbine farm set to harvest West Coast wind

Environment minister dismisses appeals against new wind farm

By John Yeld - 11 May 2020
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Cookhouse residents refuse councillor’s offer of paraffin and wood

The community of KwaNoxolo township say they will accept nothing short of electricity

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 7 May 2020
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Conflict in Philippi over electricity connections

Men living in Ramaphosa informal settlement accused of attacking women in Victoria Mxenge community

By Tariro Washinyira - 28 April 2020
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Our living conditions deserve the same attention as Coronavirus, say angry shackdwellers

Roads blocked, buses set alight in Port Elizabeth

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 25 March 2020
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Residents vow to fight for services at funeral for boy killed by illegal electricity connection

Angry mourners defy government’s ban on gatherings of more than 100 people

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 23 March 2020
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Informal settlements rise up against municipality’s “lies”

Roads blocked and cars stoned

By Joseph Chirume - 20 March 2020
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Not my area – adjacent ANC and DA ward councillors disown informal settlement

Protesting residents of Bayland in Port Elizabeth don’t know where to turn

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 26 February 2020
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Not safe to go to the toilet

Residents of Kliprand informal settlement have opted for the bucket system because gangs target people using communal toilets at night

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 24 February 2020
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Protesters say councillor’s office will remain closed until their toilets are cleaned

Uitenhage residents say seven toilets for 500 people are “full of faeces” and unusable

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 10 February 2020
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By-elections briefly disrupted in Port Elizabeth

Protesters demand electrification of informal settlements

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 5 February 2020
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Huge West Coast wind project generates strongly opposing views

The 140MW Boulders Wind Farm will consist of 45 turbines standing 165m high

By John Yeld - 18 December 2019