Eskom demands Evaton households pay for broken transformer

Residents have to each pay R6,000 over six months, otherwise they won’t be reconnected, says the power utility


News | 30 May 2024

“No electricity, no vote”, shout angry Limpopo villagers

Xinkuwani village has never had electricity


Brief | 2 May 2024

Activists celebrate seven years since High Court ruling against SA nuclear deal

Vigil at Parliament also marked exactly 38 years since Chernobyl Disaster


Brief | 26 April 2024

Scrap electricity tariff hikes, demand Durban residents

Public comment on increases for ratepayers in eThekwini closed on Friday


Brief | 22 April 2024

Power outage sparks days of protest in Joburg

Protests started on Tuesday, culminating with major roads to Orlando East, Pennyville, and Noordgesig being blocked on Thursday


Brief | 19 April 2024

The only post office open in Makhanda has not had electricity for nine months

Staff use their cellphones to light their work


News | 16 April 2024

Benoni’s elderly march for electricity

They say the City of Ekurhuleni has blocked their prepaid electricity meters because they owe rent, but they have no hope of paying their arrears


News | 12 April 2024

Outages leave Kariega families queuing for water in pouring rain

Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says teams are working to repair the services


Brief | 10 April 2024

Toddlers electrocuted by illegal electrical wires

Thembelihle Ndlela and Kwenzakonke Gazu, both aged 3, were playing near their homes in Zwelisha, north of Durban, on Wednesday


Brief | 4 April 2024

Broken streetlights have led to a spike in crime in this Cape Town suburb

But the City says repairs are difficult because of safety risks in Tafelsig


News | 2 April 2024

Homeowners protest after City Power tackles illegal connections

700 houses targeted in sting operation


Brief | 27 March 2024

We must reject the government’s dirty energy plans

This year’s Integrated Resources Plan is horrifying

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Opinion | 20 March 2024

1,330 houses in Mamelodi without electricity, some for seven years

City of Tshwane says it took over the project from the province before it could budget for it


Brief | 15 March 2024

Women’s hostel two-week blackout blamed on strike in eThekwini

Five women from Thokoza Hostel were arrested on Tuesday after protesting to get the electricity restored


Brief | 13 March 2024

Malmesbury communities march against high water and electricity tariffs

“If you don’t have money to pay for water, the municipality blocks electricity” says protestor


Brief | 11 March 2024

Joburg residents march over water outages and unreliable electricity

The protesters say they are also fed up with illegal rubbish dumping and potholes in their streets


Brief | 5 March 2024