ELECTRICITY

Millions spent, six years gone, still no electricity for Eastern Cape villagers

Only two of the seven villages located near Mount Frere have electricity

By Nombulelo Damba-Hendrik - 13 October 2020

City technicians accused of demanding R1,000 bribe to reconnect electricity

Ekurhuleni says no formal complaints have been lodged and encourages residents to come forward

By Kimberly Mutandiro - 7 October 2020

Protests erupt over slow relocation of PE shack dwellers

Vehicles stoned and roads closed by Vastrap, Qunu and Jaagvlakte informal settlement residents

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 2 October 2020

Shacks demolished in PE … by shack dwellers!

Anger erupts after some residents blamed for delays in electrification in Kanana

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 September 2020

Shack owner sent away after boy is electrocuted by izinyoka connection

Despatch residents send delegation to municipal offices to demand electricity

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 15 September 2020

Creecy upholds appeal against giant West Coast wind farm

Wake effect impact on a neighbouring wind farm should have been assessed

By John Yeld - 8 September 2020

Court orders Eskom to restore full supply immediately

Supply of electricity is intertwined with the right to dignity, life and housing, says judge

By Tania Broughton - 2 September 2020

Soweto households have been without power for six weeks

Eskom says substation will be fixed by Friday afternoon

By Mosa Damane - 21 August 2020

Blackouts will continue until illegal connections are removed, warns ward councillor

“The area is dark and it is dangerous for those who return from work at night”

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 4 August 2020

PE shack dwellers shut down neighbourhood

“We want to get the attention of this municipality. But if officials don’t address us we will stop all the projects in this ward.”

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 30 July 2020

Loadshedding “unavoidable” after substation blows, says mayor

Power restored in Pietermaritzburg community after protesters bring area to standstill over five-day blackout

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 27 July 2020

Homeowners and shack dwellers clash over illegal electricity connections

“As long as the municipality does not provide us with electricity, the illegal connections will continue”

By Joseph Chirume - 22 July 2020

After five days without electricity residents protest at councillor’s home

Illegal connections blamed for power outage in Nyanga’s Hlazo Village

By Buziwe Nocuze - 20 July 2020

Community leader shot in escalating electricity battle

Attempts by SAPS and municipality to intervene have not yet reduced tension

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 20 July 2020

Clinic without proper electricity and running water for ten months

Staff say they make daily trips to collect water from the nearest facility about 10km away

By Bernard Chiguvare - 17 July 2020

RDP homeowners and shack dwellers clash over electricity

Nkandla residents tried to remove connections from Endlovini informal settlement in Port Elizabeth

By Mkhuseli Sizani - 17 July 2020