Electricity

Meter tampering and illegal connections plunge Edendale into darkness most nights

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

By

News | 23 January 2024

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

Services resumed after a meeting with community leaders

By

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

By

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

By

Brief | 29 November 2023

Vaalpark suburb without power for 10 days

Vandalism of substation blamed

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

News | 27 September 2023

Court grants interdict against Swellendam protests

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

By

Brief | 22 September 2023

Swellendam community centre burnt down in electricity protest

Police and protesters exchange rubber bullets and stones

By

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

By

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

By

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

By

News | 30 August 2023