Electricity

Soweto residents block roads in electricity protest

Protesters demand that City Power restore the power supply, after a 13 day outage

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Brief | 26 April 2022

Residents of Kirkwood join farm workers to shut down Eastern Cape town

The workers are demanding higher wages and the residents of the town demand electricity, water and a police station

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Brief | 20 April 2022

“My dog gets water every day but these people get it every second week,” says ward councillor

Gqeberha shack dwellers shut down R75 on Wednesday morning, demanding more services

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Brief | 13 April 2022

Government accused of only paying lip service to climate change

African Climate Alliance protests outside Parliament

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Brief | 25 March 2022

Fire leaves 200 families homeless in Strand

A blaze fanned by high winds swept through Solly’s Town on Wednesday night

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News | 17 March 2022

Driftsands community protests over week-long power outage

Eskom says illegal connections from a neighbouring informal settlement to blame

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Brief | 11 March 2022

Buffalo City residents march on municipality with long list of broken services

Billing errors, overflowing sewage, pothole-ridden roads - these are just some of the complaints

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Brief | 7 March 2022

Khayelitsha shacks to be electrified at last

Families were wrongly classified as backyarders, says Eskom

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Brief | 8 February 2022

Young brothers die in devastating blaze

The fire gutted 11 shacks in Gugulethu

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Brief | 7 February 2022

Makana municipality defaults on Eskom debt

Struggling City fails to repay R7.5 million instalment

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Brief | 31 January 2022

Eskom loses bid to reduce power to municipalities

Supreme Court of Appeal dismisses power utility’s case

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Law | 24 January 2022

Treasury to bail out Northern Cape municipality over unpaid workers

Court gives Eskom go-ahead to recoup R105 million

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News | 21 January 2022

Soweto residents shut down streets over two-week blackout

Diepkloof residents owe Eskom R96m

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News | 8 December 2021

Elandskop households demand end to daily power outages

Residents say they are without electricity between 5pm and 9am daily

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Brief | 6 December 2021

Delft landlords battle as power outages chase tenants away

Eskom says illegal electricity connections and vandalism in Delft alone have cost it about R10 million since April

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News | 30 November 2021

Climate activists picket at Parliament - accuse COP26 of excluding African farmers

“If there is no drastic change we won’t be able to farm with cattle and maize in a few years time”

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News | 8 November 2021