Rolling out solar power for informal settlements

Zonke Energy says there is an urgent need and demand outstrips supply


Right to reply | 26 September 2022

Ekurhuleni family demands investigation after baby exposed to police teargas

They claim police threw the container into the property while chasing protesters


News | 21 September 2022

Residents take to the streets after Harrismith without power for two weeks

Electricity restored Sunday afternoon but municipality will need millions to fix its substation properly


News | 19 September 2022

Shack dwellers say they cannot afford solar power companyโ€™s monthly fees

Empowerment project stumbles in Khayelitsha, showing the complexity of providing solutions to informal settlements


News | 19 September 2022

Community blames loadshedding for deaths of young couple in shack fire

Police are investigating as several other shacks were also destroyed, leaving some families homeless


Brief | 12 September 2022

Harrismith and several towns without power for six days

Substation at Maluti-A-Phofung municipality in the Free State still down. No response from municipality to our questions.


Brief | 12 September 2022

Fed up with poor service, hundreds march to Eskom office in Khayelitsha

Residents want workers to return to the local office and for Eskom to fix high mast lights, transformers and faulty street lights in the community.


News | 8 September 2022

South Africa does need some gas in the energy mix โ€“ just not the kind Gwede Mantashe wants

Biodigestion is a cheap, low-tech way for communities to produce some of their power

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Science | 6 September 2022

No light at the end of the tender for Eastern Cape villages

Millions have been spent on the Sivumela project and eight years later, hundreds of households are still without electricity


News | 1 September 2022

Teenager electrocuted in Gqeberha river

This was the second electrocution in the Chatty River in August


News | 23 August 2022

Diepsloot community desperate for electricity to reduce crime

About 600 shacks in Extension 1 have been without electricity for years


News | 22 August 2022

This is why Tembisa residents started deadly riots

Electricity was at the root of dissatisfaction


News | 12 August 2022

IPID probes Ekurhuleni cops after four people died during protests

Mayor promises Tembisa residents free basic electricity, debt relief to qualifying households and bins


News | 5 August 2022

Tensions mount in Tembisa again as families mourn their dead

Protesters block off township with rocks and rubbish


News | 3 August 2022

Electricity poles uprooted by shack dwellers demanding power

Kariega protesters are threatening to intensify their action if City fails to meet their demand


Brief | 28 July 2022

Protesters uproot electricity poles because they are not connected

The Nomakanjani informal settlement community in Gqeberha has been blocking Addo Road for four days over a lack of electricity


Brief | 22 July 2022