Electricity

This is why Tembisa residents started deadly riots

Electricity was at the root of dissatisfaction

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News | 12 August 2022

IPID probes Ekurhuleni cops after four people died during protests

Mayor promises Tembisa residents free basic electricity, debt relief to qualifying households and bins

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News | 5 August 2022

Tensions mount in Tembisa again as families mourn their dead

Protesters block off township with rocks and rubbish

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News | 3 August 2022

Electricity poles uprooted by shack dwellers demanding power

Kariega protesters are threatening to intensify their action if City fails to meet their demand

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Brief | 28 July 2022

Protesters uproot electricity poles because they are not connected

The Nomakanjani informal settlement community in Gqeberha has been blocking Addo Road for four days over a lack of electricity

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Brief | 22 July 2022

Climate justice coalition marches to Ramaphosa’s office

Unions, mining communities, climate and energy activists hand over petition

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Brief | 19 July 2022

Eskom goes after delinquent municipality’s bank accounts

City of Matlosana Local Municipality in North West owes Eskom over R800-million

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Law | 18 July 2022

“Our children play in fields full of poop and pee” says protester

Hundreds of Bayland informal settlement residents block roads in Gqeberha over electricity and basic services

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Brief | 14 July 2022

City blames illegal connections for “exploding” transformers

Townships in Kariega without power since the weekend

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Brief | 12 July 2022

Homeowners clash with shack dwellers over electricity in Mfuleni

The City of Cape Town removed illegal connections on Saturday and restored power after a month-long outage

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Brief | 11 July 2022

Loadshedding may have killed Khayelitsha couple

Daughter suspects they went to bed when the electricity cut and forgot to switch off a stove

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Brief | 7 July 2022

For Unakho Kewana, loadshedding is life-threatening

East London 18-year-old can’t breathe properly without her oxygen device

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Brief | 6 July 2022

Cape township homes in the dark as technicians fear for their safety

Eskom and City of Cape Town say it’s not safe to do repairs in Philippi East

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Brief | 5 July 2022

Delft residents march to Premier Winde’s office

“We have been staying in Tsunami for 15 years, but we still don’t have electricity”

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Brief | 1 July 2022

“Our living conditions are disgusting and dehumanising”

Sewage overflowing into homes in Gqeberha township

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News | 29 June 2022

Eight-month electricity delay sparks days of protest

Nelson Mandela Bay municipality says it is struggling to get crucial components to complete Kliprand electrification

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Brief | 22 June 2022