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Smouldering discontent in Masiphumelele years after fire

Residents are dissatisfied by the ward councillor’s written response to their memorandum

By Thembela Ntongana - 10 March 2017
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Masiphumelele residents march to Fish Hoek to demand better living conditions

Protesters call on municipality to provide electricity and sanitation to everyone living in the township’s informal settlement

By Thembela Ntongana - 14 February 2017
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Weeks of no electricity for Buffalo City town

Municipality blames illegal connections for blowing transformer

By Buziwe Nocuze - 9 February 2017
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Eskom will not oppose anti-nuke deal litigation

Case to be heard in Western Cape High Court this month

By Melanie Gosling - 6 February 2017
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Court orders punitive costs against minister in nuclear case

Minutes before hearing, ministry reveals new determination on nuclear energy

By Ashleigh Furlong - 14 December 2016
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Protest in Durban over nuclear deal

“Stop this madness,” says protester

By Nomfundo Xolo - 14 December 2016
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Political parties lead march against electricity cuts

Nelson Mandela Bay Deputy-Mayor Mongameli Bobani accuses them of confusing residents

By Joseph Chirume - 2 December 2016
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Understanding the court challenge to the nuclear deal

Major case against state capture will be heard in December

By GroundUp Staff - 25 November 2016
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Villagers conned into buying their own electricity poles

Municipality says it was unaware of scam in Mount Frere

By Nomzamo Yuku - 23 November 2016
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Feud over electricity in East London

Residents in RDP houses blame illegal connections for power failures

By Abongile Ndevu - 17 November 2016
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All we want is a letter, protesters tell councillor

Mfuleni residents accuse councillor of failing to help them access electricity

By Tariro Washinyira - 11 August 2016
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Fire victims left without electricity for months

Residents in Masiphumelele wetlands have been without power since November 2015

By Thembela Ntongana - 27 July 2016
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Battle over electricity in East London

Blackouts as municipality tries to stop illegal connections

By Siphokazi Vuso - 19 July 2016
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Yet another devastating fire in Imizamo Yethu

Yesterday's fire follows the ones of 12 November and 26 December

By Ashleigh Furlong - 2 February 2016

Rats, robbers and foul smells: Life on the Island

Residents of Island in Khayelitsha TR section have been terrorised by rats for more than a decade. Situated between a highway and a blocked drainage canal, the residents also have to deal with the stench that comes from the canal which is infested with mosquitoes.

Mary-Jane Matsolo - 20 April 2012