Businesses suffer

2018-01-15 13:45

Cable theft at a city substation is having a devastating impact on neighbouring businesses.

RAF denies poor working conditions as strike looms

2017-10-12 22:00

The Road Accident Fund has denied it exposed employees to harmful working conditions, after NUMSA said workers fainted at its Johannesburg offices due to the heat.

Cable theft is ‘treason’, say Fin24 users

2016-08-22 19:30

The imprisonment of a Telkom cable thief has sparked support from Fin24 users.

Three arrested for theft of Eskom assets

2016-05-11 11:15

Three suspects have been apprehended in Gauteng for trying to sell aluminium overhead conductor and copper cables belonging to Eskom.

Stealing to survive is not a crime - EFF

2015-10-29 21:28

The criminal matters amendment bill should make a clear distinction between stealing to survive and vandalism of essential infrastructure, the EFF says.

Parliament declares war on cable thieves

2015-10-29 19:38

Harsher sentences for the destruction of essential infrastructure, as well as more stringent bail conditions and applications for perpetrators, have been introduced in the Criminal Matters Amendment Act.

Law to beef up war on cable theft hits speed bump

2015-10-20 19:26

Proposed amendments to beef up the war on cable theft will need further clarity after Cosatu asked that the exisiting proposals include schools and hospitals.

Zuma announces bill to make infrastructure damage a serious crime

2015-09-10 19:59

A bill has been introduced to Parliament to categorise criminal acts to infrastructure as a serious economic offence, President Jacob Zuma says.

Residents on edge after electricity cables left exposed

2015-07-09 09:35

WHAT started as a temporary fix, has now turned into a “permanent nightmare” after the municipality replaced stolen electricity cables but left the area dug up and live cables exposed.

Breakthrough on cable theft

2014-11-14 19:13

The masterminds behind the theft of electricity cables that led to water outages in Gauteng have been arrested, City Power says.


Time to clean the Augean stables

2018-01-15 06:01

The biggest burden of SA's inability to enforce laws and provide basic goods and services lands on the least resilient in society, argues Mandi Smallhorne.

Law enforcement given more powers in fight against cable theft

2017-02-15 11:40

Law enforcement agencies have been granted an extension of powers in the fight against cable theft, giving them the authority to conduct raids on second-hand goods dealers to ensure compliance.

PMB residents fed up with cable theft

2016-06-29 10:10

Cable thieves have besieged Copesville residents, making off with their pre-paid electricity meters and plunging them into darkness.

Bad news for cable thieves as Zuma signs tough new penalties into law

2015-12-14 20:17

President Jacob Zuma has signed the Criminal Matters Amendment Act, 2015, into law, the Presidency says - a move that spells bad news for cable and scrap metal thieves.

Cable thieves organised and dangerous - Masutha

2015-10-29 21:13

Cable thieves are getting more organised and dangerous, costing state enterprises millions in damages, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has told Parliament.

Proceeds from copper cable theft forfeited

2015-10-23 09:45

A Pietermaritzburg high court judge on Thursday granted an order forfeiting a Nissan bakkie, an electronic scale and R31 513 cash found to be the proceeds of illegal dealing in stolen copper cable.

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.

Crime costs Eskom over R100m

2015-08-12 10:39

Thieves robbing Eskom of conductors, cabling and related equipment has cost the utility R102m in the last financial year, according to its annual financial statement.

Suspected cable thief burnt

2015-06-15 14:07

A man has been severely burnt and taken to hospital after an alleged failed cable theft attempt caused a substation to explode and cut power to central suburbs of Port Elizabeth.

City Power employees nabbed for cable theft

2014-08-19 11:42

It may be one of the most lucrative operations in South Africa, but it is illegal, as cable thieves working within Johannesburg’s power operator recently learned.

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