Khayelitsha informal market without electricity for months

Traders say they hardly make a profit anymore


News | 15 March 2017

Smouldering discontent in Masiphumelele years after fire

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


Brief | 10 March 2017

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


News | 14 February 2017

Weeks of no electricity for Buffalo City town

Municipality blames illegal connections for blowing transformer


Brief | 9 February 2017

Eskom will not oppose anti-nuke deal litigation

Case to be heard in Western Cape High Court this month


News | 6 February 2017

Court orders punitive costs against minister in nuclear case

Minutes before hearing, ministry reveals new determination on nuclear energy


News | 14 December 2016

Protest in Durban over nuclear deal

“Stop this madness,” says protester


Brief | 14 December 2016

Political parties lead march against electricity cuts

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


News | 2 December 2016

Understanding the court challenge to the nuclear deal

Major case against state capture will be heard in December


GroundView | 25 November 2016

Villagers conned into buying their own electricity poles

Municipality says it was unaware of scam in Mount Frere


Brief | 23 November 2016

Feud over electricity in East London

Residents in RDP houses blame illegal connections for power failures


News | 17 November 2016

All we want is a letter, protesters tell councillor

Mfuleni residents accuse councillor of failing to help them access electricity


Brief | 11 August 2016

Fire victims left without electricity for months

Residents in Masiphumelele wetlands have been without power since November 2015


News | 27 July 2016

Battle over electricity in East London

Blackouts as municipality tries to stop illegal connections


News | 19 July 2016

Yet another devastating fire in Imizamo Yethu

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


News | 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

News | 20 April 2012