ELECTRICITY

Mthatha families buy their own transformers to electrify their homes

“Children want electricity to do their school assignments”

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20 October 2021

Nelson Mandela Bay says it will not provide services to new land occupations

The municipality is in the process of “formalising” 156 informal settlements by providing services like water, electricity and tarring roads

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19 October 2021

Hundreds block Malmesbury’s streets over “unaffordable” utility bills

Swartland municipality says its already written off more than R14.9 million in irrecoverable debt

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5 October 2021

Musina residents say they have had enough of water outages

Anger over municipality cutting off electricity when people default on water bills

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4 October 2021

Fishing communities fear their livelihoods are threatened by Karpowership plan

Gas energy generation licences approved despite environmental concerns

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23 September 2021

Baby drowns in tub filled with water from leaking shack

Khayelitsha residents demand better living conditions

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2 September 2021

Families want electricity bills from lockdown to be scrapped

Cape Winelands municipality battling to recover steep outstanding bills

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24 August 2021

Delft families waiting for years to have electricity restored

Power outage blamed on illegal connections at Tsunami informal settlement

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23 August 2021

Plettenberg Bay protesters close N2

Kurland residents want electricity problem fixed

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4 August 2021

Fire kills one man and destroys 200 shacks in Cato Manor

Residents say this is the third devastating fire in eight months at Marikana informal settlement

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9 July 2021

Siqalo shack dwellers want solar power

Residents are asking the City of Cape Town to subsidise a model they say worked in Stellenbosch

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8 July 2021

Domestic worker’s decade long struggle to make her RDP house liveable

Six months after moving in, Nokwayintombi Pateni’s home has still not been electrified

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1 July 2021

“I grabbed my son and a suitcase packed with clothes” says fire victim describing a chaotic scene

More than 50 Capetonians have been left in the rain with nowhere to sleep tonight

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22 June 2021

Police and shack dwellers clash over illegal connections in Gqeberha

Govan Mbeki Village residents want their izinyoka left alone

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14 June 2021

No money for electrification, municipal official tells shack dwellers

Residents from five informal settlements in Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality are demanding electricity and other services

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14 June 2021