Homeowners block entrance to Eskom over blackouts

Power utility blames illegal connections by shack dwellers and unauthorised backroom extensions by homeowners


Brief | 23 February 2024

Shack dwellers hope for subsidised solar power

The City of Cape Town is considering partnering with alternative energy providers for informal settlements


News | 21 February 2024

Joburg communities protest against City Power

The utility says its ageing and damaged infrastructure is battling to cope with demand, and calls on electricity users to pay their bills


Brief | 19 February 2024

uMngeni protesters block road after municipality refuses to fix their power

Residents were in the dark for four days before taking to the streets


Brief | 8 February 2024

Meter tampering and illegal connections plunge Edendale into darkness most nights

“We are without power at … least 48 hours a week” says resident


News | 23 January 2024

Attack on Eskom technicians leaves Khayelitsha families without electricity for a month

Services resumed after a meeting with community leaders


Brief | 22 January 2024

Large part of Johannesburg without electricity since Saturday

City Power predicts seven days to restore power after fire gutted Observatory substation


Brief | 5 December 2023

Clean our “stinking” canal, demand Moeggesukkel shack dwellers

Nelson Mandela Bay ward councillor promises they will get water by Christmas and electricity in January


Brief | 29 November 2023

Vaalpark suburb without power for 10 days

Vandalism of substation blamed


Brief | 22 November 2023

Khayelitsha schools battle illegal electricity connections

Electricity theft has left Nomsa Maphongwana Primary School in Mandela Park with a Eskom bill of more than R167,880


News | 15 November 2023

Cable thieves target Mangaung townships during loadshedding

Power utility has spent more than R50-million to repair and replace stolen and vandalised infrastructure


Brief | 3 November 2023

Two people arrested during toilet protest in Durban

Informal settlement families say they only have five mobile toilets for over 400 shacks


Brief | 3 October 2023

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