ELECTRICITY

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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
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Residents and municipality blame each other after child electrocuted

Nine-year-old stepped on wires from illegal electricity connection

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 10 December 2019
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Residents of Amalinda say they have been forgotten

500 households with no electrification, months without rubbish collection, only two taps and a dozen working toilets

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 28 November 2019
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Dispute over electrification in Tembisa

Land occupiers say they are being excluded from the project

By Zoë Postman - 21 November 2019
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RDP houses not connected to electricity or water for a year

Musina municipality says it has been waiting for funds from the Department of Energy

By Bernard Chiguvare - 14 November 2019

Eastern Cape villagers voted hoping to get electricity

“They make all sort of promises during elections and once elections are over you won’t see them”

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 4 November 2019
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Land occupation named after Mayor Bobani erupts in protests

“He said we can rebuild our shacks and live here. He promised to give us toilets, water and electricity”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 29 October 2019
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“Enough with blackouts” say Soshanguve residents

Protesters march to City of Tshwane demanding services

By Sana Mabena - 17 October 2019
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Kliprand residents furious at council’s broken promise

PE protesters block roads, burn tyres

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 11 October 2019
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Services delayed, inaccessible after wave of protests in Motherwell

“This has definitely affected development in the ward” says councillor

By Joseph Chirume - 16 September 2019
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Fed up Eastern Cape villagers told to move shacks, promised new homes

“We watched them build proper shelters for those who came after us” says villager

By Yamkela Ntshongwana - 28 August 2019
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Endlovini residents burn rubble at councillor’s office

Protesters demand toilets and electricity

By Thamsanqa Mbovane - 26 August 2019