The events that have unfolded in the DA have shown that Zille has more influence than Maimane. He serves at her pleasure, writes Ralph Mathekga.
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A suspected thief was electrocuted at the Westfield substation near Modderfontein, City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said on Saturday.
Cable theft in large parts of Soshanguve, Tshwane, has left many community members in the dark and they are demanding answers from government about the situation.
Cable theft at a city substation is having a devastating impact on neighbouring businesses.
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.
The imprisonment of a Telkom cable thief has sparked support from Fin24 users.
Three suspects have been apprehended in Gauteng for trying to sell aluminium overhead conductor and copper cables belonging to Eskom.
The criminal matters amendment bill should make a clear distinction between stealing to survive and vandalism of essential infrastructure, the EFF says.
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.
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.
A bill has been introduced to Parliament to categorise criminal acts to infrastructure as a serious economic offence, President Jacob Zuma says.
An observant Scottsville resident scared off brazen cable thieves who left a “180-metre tail of cable behind them” as they fled after realising the game was up.
R5m worth of stolen Eskom infrastructure, including aluminium and copper cables, has been recovered in Muldersdrift, Johannesburg.
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 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.
Cable thieves have besieged Copesville residents, making off with their pre-paid electricity meters and plunging them into darkness.
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 are getting more organised and dangerous, costing state enterprises millions in damages, Justice and Correctional Services Minister Michael Masutha has told Parliament.
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.
SAPS officers have caught suspected cable thieves and a scrapyard owner in a sting operation.
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.
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