Saldanha Bay residents voice support for Karpowership

The controversial company, which uses fossil fuels to generate power from ships, claims it will create 240 jobs in the West Coast town


News | 2 December 2022

Blue Downs residents block road after five days without power

Eskom does not have the right material to fix the problem


Brief | 28 November 2022

Tension over electricity between families in shacks and government housing in Kariega

Wires swing like washing lines from the bungalows to the shacks


News | 23 November 2022

Electricity meters installed after months of protests are faulty, say Gqeberha shack dwellers

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality warns of fines of up to R8,000 for using izinyoka connections


News | 2 November 2022

Delft households without electricity for weeks at a time

Families blame illegal connections from nearby settlement


Brief | 20 October 2022

Truck torched in Gqeberha protest

Khayamnandi protesters blame frequent changes in leadership for lack of development


Brief | 19 October 2022

School mourns 11-year-old electrocuted by illegal connections

Eskom says its working on ways to help the Dunoon community as many of the shacks are built on private land


Brief | 29 September 2022

Plett boy electrocuted at sports stadium

Family of five-year-old Bradlin Jacobs blames Bitou Municipality for not fixing vandalised electrical box


News | 27 September 2022

Rolling out solar power for informal settlements

Zonke Energy says there is an urgent need and demand outstrips supply


Right to reply | 26 September 2022

Ekurhuleni family demands investigation after baby exposed to police teargas

They claim police threw the container into the property while chasing protesters


News | 21 September 2022

Residents take to the streets after Harrismith without power for two weeks

Electricity restored Sunday afternoon but municipality will need millions to fix its substation properly


News | 19 September 2022

Shack dwellers say they cannot afford solar power companyโ€™s monthly fees

Empowerment project stumbles in Khayelitsha, showing the complexity of providing solutions to informal settlements


News | 19 September 2022

Community blames loadshedding for deaths of young couple in shack fire

Police are investigating as several other shacks were also destroyed, leaving some families homeless


Brief | 12 September 2022

Harrismith and several towns without power for six days

Substation at Maluti-A-Phofung municipality in the Free State still down. No response from municipality to our questions.


Brief | 12 September 2022

Fed up with poor service, hundreds march to Eskom office in Khayelitsha

Residents want workers to return to the local office and for Eskom to fix high mast lights, transformers and faulty street lights in the community.


News | 8 September 2022

South Africa does need some gas in the energy mix โ€“ just not the kind Gwede Mantashe wants

Biodigestion is a cheap, low-tech way for communities to produce some of their power

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Science | 6 September 2022