Protesters block busy Kariega road amid five-day power outage

Nelson Mandela Bay councillor says many homes were plunged into dark after an explosion at the Mabandla substation


Brief | 28 September 2023

Taps have been dry for years in Frazer informal settlement

EThekwini Municipality says projects are underway to build proper water infrastructure


News | 27 September 2023

Court grants interdict against Swellendam protests

This follows chaos and violence during protests in the town in recent weeks


Brief | 22 September 2023

Swellendam community centre burnt down in electricity protest

Police and protesters exchange rubber bullets and stones


News | 20 September 2023

Four years and R7-million later, villages still sit without power

Mzimvubu Municipality has been incapable of finishing an electrification project it started in 2018


Brief | 12 September 2023

Two children were electrocuted here in 2021, but Zone 14 is still waiting for safe electricity

eThekwini municipality says it can’t electricify the shacks because the informal settlement is on private land


Brief | 7 September 2023

Swellendam residents march for cheaper electricity

This comes two weeks after the town was brought to a standstill with violent protests


News | 30 August 2023

Cape Town households call for electricity tariffs to be reduced

City says NERSA’s 15% tariff recommendation would lead to a shortfall of R500-million for 2023/24


News | 28 August 2023

Madibeng protesters travel 60km to complain to mayor

They are demanding consistent and clean drinking water as well as electricity


Brief | 22 August 2023

Shack dwellers look to renewable energy to power informal settlements

A group of organisations have created successful small projects, but now they want to aim bigger


Brief | 15 August 2023

Hundreds protest in Madibeng over water and electricity

The ward councillor took refuge in a house and refused to come out, fearing for his life.


Brief | 25 July 2023

Over 1,000 shack dwellers protest: “We are tired of living in squalor”

City of Cape Town accused of “persistent failure to collect rubbish ” in informal settlements


News | 21 July 2023

Soweto informal settlement abandoned by government

After 33 years, just five working toilets and four working taps for hundreds of households in Nomzamo Park


News | 21 July 2023

Truck torched in Gqeberha electricity protest

Chaos on busy Addo Road


Brief | 13 July 2023

Municipality collected 90% of electricity bills but failed to pay Eskom

Emfuleni owes Eskom R3.5-billion and must now hand over its electricity business to the power utility, Pretoria High Court orders


Law | 6 July 2023

EThekwini Municipality fixes streetlights in Bester at last

Community policing forum members says better lit streets will make crime prevention and patrols easier


Brief | 3 July 2023