ELECTRICITY

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Woman electrocuted by her shack in Marikana

Yoliswa Gqwetha died after falling against the zinc sheet of her home which had an illegal electricity connection

By Mary-Anne Gontsana - 3 November 2017
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No electricity delivery, so illegal suppliers thrive

“It is clear that all basic services are in our hands and not the relevant people”

By Nomfundo Xolo - 3 November 2017
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We want to buy electricity, say East London residents

But the electricity transformer in Duncan Village burnt out three years ago

By Thembela Ntongana - 26 October 2017
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Municipality in debt so Eskom cuts electricity to households

Eskom is owed over R258 million by several Northern Cape towns

By Barbara Maregele - 25 October 2017

Gordhan urges South Africans to be informed about Eskom

Simple booklet explaining Eskom Inquiry has been published

By William Yoder - 13 September 2017
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Tension between haves and have-nots over electricity

Witsand’s informal settlement residents blame Eskom for electrification delays

By Peter Luhanga - 16 August 2017
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Cape Town residents angry over electricity tariff hike

Households valued as low as R400,000 are paying more for electricity

By Peter Luhanga - 1 August 2017
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Families in the dark waiting for Eskom

Many Wallacedene residents have been without electricity because of faulty installation

By Vincent Lali - 13 July 2017
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Formal homeowners fight informal settlement neighbours over electricity

“We know we break the law by making illegal connections but we have no choice”

By Vincent Lali - 22 June 2017
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Toilets not emptied for a year, say residents

Roads barricaded in Pietermaritzburg following electricity and water disruptions

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 20 June 2017
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In photos: residents clash with police in Davidsonville

Threat to cut off water and electricity spark protests, but a multitude of festering problems underlie community’s anger

By Ihsaan Haffejee - 12 June 2017
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Municipality stops electricity deductions after protests

Residents in Pietermaritzburg say 40% has been deducted on prepaid electricity for years with no indication of what is still owing

By Nompendulo Ngubane - 5 June 2017
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Small Jo’burg businesses left in the dark

City blames cable theft and previous administration

By Steve Kretzmann - 22 May 2017
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Panic buying and violent protests after power failure in Port Elizabeth

Residents thought municipality to blame

By Joseph Chirume - 16 May 2017
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Khayelitsha informal market without electricity for months

Traders say they hardly make a profit anymore

By Vincent Lali - 15 March 2017
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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