Police use rubber bullets to disperse housing protesters

“Every time there is an election the governing party politicians go in there promising them housing and basic services but nothing is ever done”


27 November 2020

Police intervene as homeowners clash with shack dwellers over illegal connections

The municipality is assessing whether the shacks can get electricity


25 November 2020

Residents punished for municipal water bill mix-up

Electricity cut off because of unpaid water accounts which residents say they never received


24 November 2020

Uitenhage protesters block roads, demanding toilets and electricity

Residents to meet with the municipality over their grievances on Tuesday


16 November 2020

Neighbours in standoff over illegal electrical connections

Over 200 households were left in the dark when an overloaded powerline exploded this week


13 November 2020

Railway line shack dwellers trash ward councillor

Protesters are demanding services and recognition for Eyadini informal settlement in Cape Town


26 October 2020

Millions spent, six years gone, still no electricity for Eastern Cape villagers

Only two of the seven villages located near Mount Frere have electricity


13 October 2020

City technicians accused of demanding R1,000 bribe to reconnect electricity

Ekurhuleni says no formal complaints have been lodged and encourages residents to come forward


7 October 2020

Protests erupt over slow relocation of PE shack dwellers

Vehicles stoned and roads closed by Vastrap, Qunu and Jaagvlakte informal settlement residents


2 October 2020

Shacks demolished in PE … by shack dwellers!

Anger erupts after some residents blamed for delays in electrification in Kanana


30 September 2020

Shack owner sent away after boy is electrocuted by izinyoka connection

Despatch residents send delegation to municipal offices to demand electricity


15 September 2020

Creecy upholds appeal against giant West Coast wind farm

Wake effect impact on a neighbouring wind farm should have been assessed


8 September 2020

Court orders Eskom to restore full supply immediately

Supply of electricity is intertwined with the right to dignity, life and housing, says judge


2 September 2020

Soweto households have been without power for six weeks

Eskom says substation will be fixed by Friday afternoon


21 August 2020

Blackouts will continue until illegal connections are removed, warns ward councillor

“The area is dark and it is dangerous for those who return from work at night”


4 August 2020

PE shack dwellers shut down neighbourhood

“We want to get the attention of this municipality. But if officials don’t address us we will stop all the projects in this ward.”


30 July 2020