Johannesburg gripped by copper cable warfare

2017-10-29 13:10

Tunnels coursing through the bowels of the earth under the city of Johannesburg contain precious treasure - copper cables that are being stripped out and smuggled as far away as Asia.

‘I registered for a house in 1989, today I’m on the 2010 list’- disgruntled Pimville resident

City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba attempted to launch the electrification of newly built homes in Klipspruit, Soweto on Tuesday but cited vandalism as the cause in delays. The homes are a developing housing project intended for residents of Kliptown informal settlement.

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City Power managing director fired

2017-07-04 11:35

The managing director of Johannesburg’s power utility City Power has been relieved from all his contractual responsibilities, City of Johannesburg mayor Herman Mashaba says.

City Power's board to be replaced

2017-03-16 13:46

The entire of board of City Power, including chair Reverend Frank Chikane, will be replaced, Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba's office has confirmed.

Chikane wants apology from Samwu over tender claims

2017-02-15 18:55

City Power chairman Reverend Frank Chikane has initiated legal proceedings against former Samwu officials over allegations they levelled against him and his wife.

Joburg MMC fired after clash with Mashaba over City Power

2017-02-14 11:13

City of Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba has announced that one member of his mayoral committee has been fired with immediate effect on Tuesday.

Power station fault and cable theft cause outages in Joburg

2016-06-20 08:57

A fault at a power station and cable theft have resulted in power outages in two areas in and around Johannesburg, says Eskom.

Michael de Pinna: Come on Jozi Water: 32 hours and the flood continues

2016-03-16 06:34

Given the supposed water restrictions in the country, pre-flash floods, it’s mind boggling that water leaks are not always a priority.

Stop saying our MD is corrupt - City Power

2015-10-19 10:27

Allegations of corruption against City Power MD Sicelo Xulu being made in the media are malicious and are defamatory and should stop, says the Johannesburg power utility.

Joburg total blackout will be sabotage - City Power

2015-10-09 10:48

Union Samwu's threat of causing a “total blackout” in the greater Johannesburg area this month would be an act of sabotage, says City Power.

It’s an economic disaster - Joburg CBD business owner

A Joburg CBD small business owner says he might have to close shop if the power doesn't come back. Watch

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I am not corrupt, says axed City Power managing director

2017-07-05 19:23

City Power's Sicelo Xulu claims that he has not been provided with a copy of a report into the allegations of corruption at the utility "which cost the public billions of rand"

The state failed City Power - Chikane

2017-03-18 18:57

Chair of the soon to be replaced City Power board Frank Chikane said that following the law should not be misconstrued as not dealing with corruption.

Chikane vows to act if new City Power probe uncovers wrongdoing

2017-02-16 23:02

City Power's board will not hesitate to act if Johannesburg Mayor Herman Mashaba's investigation uncovers new evidence of corruption, its chairperson Reverend Frank Chikane has said.

Mashaba not following due process - Sacked MMC

2017-02-14 22:29

Fired Johannesburg MMC Anthony Still has accused mayor Herman Mashaba of trying to summarily suspend two senior City Power executives without following due process.

Joburg council hopes to reintegrate electricity, waste, water entities - Mashaba

2017-01-29 18:10

City Power, Joburg Water and Pikitup should soon fall under the operational control of the Johannesburg municipality, Mayor Herman Mashaba has said.

Power restored across Joburg following outages – City Power

2016-03-20 13:42

Power has been restored across large parts of Johannesburg after outages that started overnight, City Power says.

Moody's eyes SA municipalities, Sanral, City Power for downgrade

2016-03-13 15:35

Moody's has placed the ratings of 11 SA regional and local governments and three government-related entities under review for possible downgrade.

JHB 'total blackout' strike won’t be legally protected

2015-10-15 08:12

But Samwu's dispute with City Power could be the least of its worries after the Hawks reportedly stormed its central executive meeting and arrested three members.

Cops bust cable thieves and scrapyard owner

2015-10-01 15:14

SAPS officers have caught suspected cable thieves and a scrapyard owner in a sting operation.

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