Eskom saga: Lynne Brown fumes at ANC in Gauteng

2015-05-17 15:00

Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has ruled out a flat electricity rate for Soweto at a meeting with ANC Gauteng leaders.

Eskom apologises to Soweto for power cuts

2015-05-15 12:07

Eskom's acting CEO says infrastructure upgrades in Soweto are aimed at minimising load shedding and to stop the debt of R4bn from increasing any further.


Watch as Soweto residents & ANC members protest against power cuts that have been taking place across the township.

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Some Soweto residents feel entitled to free lights

2015-05-14 06:30

Some of Soweto's residents feel entitled to free electricity, as it was one of the things promised to them when the country gained democracy in 1994, a local has told News24.

Eskom sheds light on Soweto outage, R4bn debt

2015-05-13 07:27

Eskom has refused to budge on the issue of installing pre-paid meters in Soweto, a direct customer that owes the utility about R4bn in debt.

15 arrested during Soweto protest

2015-05-07 13:34

Fifteen people have been arrested for public violence in Orlando West, Soweto, following a protest against pre-paid electricity meters, Johannesburg Metro Police say.


A group of protesters blocked a busy section of Chris Hani Road in Soweto with tyres, rocks and tree stumps on Monday.

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Soweto man killed by girlfriend's ex

2015-05-02 18:28

A man has been shot and killed in Diepkloof, Soweto, by his girlfriend's former lover, Gauteng police say.

Areas of Joburg feel the earth shake

2015-04-25 10:25

Certain areas of Johannesburg have felt the earth shake, with people describing shaky grounds and trembling windows.

Free Wi-Fi comes to Soweto

2015-04-22 12:11

Connecting the whole of Soweto, south of Johannesburg, to free Wi-Fi is a goal of a non-governmental organisation.


Suspected hijacker injured during shoot-out with cops

2015-05-16 12:03

A suspected hijacker has been shot and injured during a shootout with the Johannesburg metro police in Orlando, Soweto.


Soweto residents, the South African Civic Organisation, the ANC, South African Communist Party and trade union federation Cosatu marched to Eskom’s offices in Diepkloof on Thursday (May 14 2015) to hand over a memorandum of demands following power outages last week that lasted more than 10 hours.

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Soweto residents warned not to destroy property in march

2015-05-14 13:30

Soweto residents have been warned not to destroy any property in a protest march against power cuts that have been taking place across the township.

Eskom Soweto power crisis: More questions than answers

2015-05-13 15:51

The tug of war between Eskom and Soweto residents over the R4bn unpaid debt, prepaid electricity meters and load shedding has everyone wondering if there’s light at the end of the tunnel.

Soweto residents want flat electricity rate but use energy hungry appliances

2015-05-10 17:01

According to Stats SA, many disgruntled residents in Orlando West, Soweto, who want to pay a flat rate for electricity are using appliances that consume a lot of electricity.

Soweto protesters threaten to burn down restaurant

2015-05-07 10:00

Orlando West residents who are protesting against pre-paid electricity meters have threatened to burn down a well-known restaurant in the area, Johannesburg Metro Police say.

Soweto protesters continue to block traffic

2015-05-04 09:05

A group of protesters are still blocking a busy section of Chris Hani Road in Soweto with tyres, rocks and tree stumps, Johannesburg metro police say.

It's whites living better lives in SA, says Mugabe

2015-04-30 12:18

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has reportedly said that only white people are "living better lives" in South Africa while black Africans are "still very low".

Human skeleton found in Soweto

2015-04-23 16:47

A human skeleton has been found behind a toilet in an informal settlement near Doornkop, Soweto.

Mom killed by hijackers in front of son was pregnant

2015-04-22 11:16

A woman who was shot dead by hijackers in front of her 7-year-old son was three months pregnant with her third child, her mother-in-law says.

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