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16 January 2019 5:03 AM 4 years after fire, still no electricity in Masiphumelele

More than 100 families living in Masiphumelele Wetlands informal settlement say they have been without electricity since fires in May 2014 and November 2015, reports GroundUp. Section C was destroyed in a fire in May of 2014. Then, in November 2015, the biggest fire in the community destroyed over 1 000 homes, mostly in E section. Four years later, some families 100

15 January 2019 5:05 PM By killing the internet, Zimbabwe kills commerce and the lights

When the Zimbabwean government ordered internet service providers to shutter parts of the web in an effort to curb anti-government protests, it also plunged homes into darkness because people can’t pay their utilities online. Most people in the southern African nation use Econet Wireless Zimbabwe's Ecocash mobile-phone payment system for daily transactions 116

18 December 2018 11:13 AM Thousands flee cyclone on India's east coast

A powerful cyclone left one person dead and forced thousands to flee their homes on India's east coast, officials said on Tuesday. Cyclone Phethai packed winds up to 90km/h, felling thousands of trees and electricity pylons, and bringing heavy rains to the coastal areas of Andhra Pradesh state after making landfall on Monday. Officials said 10 600 people 42

14 December 2018 10:47 AM Future generations 'will have to work into their 80s to save for retirement'

A challenge for the financial planning industry is how to factor in ever-increasing life expectancies when it comes to retirement savings goals, according to Jacques Brown, a wealth manager at Private Client Holdings. "People will have to work for longer to save for a longer retirement. The 70s are the new 60s. I would imagine then that future generations 109

09 December 2018 6:47 AM Sunday load shedding averted

The electricity grid has been stabilised again, Eskom spokesperson Khulu Phasiwe has said, which means load shedding is no longer required for Sunday. This follows a late-night statement on Saturday in which Eskom said there was a high probability of stage 2 load shedding on Sunday. In a tweet on Sunday morning, Phasiwe said some generating units had been brought 44

04 December 2018 9:30 AM SA out of recession with 2.2% GDP growth

The SA economy has officially exited the recession after reporting 2.2% GDP growth for the third quarter of the year, Stats SA announced on Tuesday morning at a briefing in Pretoria. SA slipped into a technical recession during the first half of the year following two consecutive quarters of negative growth, denting initial positive market sentiment 57

02 December 2018 2:01 PM DA wants Gordhan to consider bill to end Eskom's monopoly

The Democratic Alliance (DA) will write to Public Enterprise Minister Pravin Gordhan to consider the party's proposed bill that seeks to end Eskom's monopoly in the electricity space. This is according to a statement issued by DA MP Natasha Mazzone on Sunday, the party wants to meet with the minister to discuss the country's electricity crisis. In October 40

18 November 2018 7:15 AM Emfuleni: Concerns raised about recovery plan as residents' satisfaction levels plummet

With the Emfuleni municipality under provincial administration, and a team from National Treasury intervening, it was hoped that the troubled municipality would be turned around. But concerns have been raised about the turnaround plan, and a new survey shows that residents of the municipality are increasingly unhappy. Emfuleni was placed under administration 53

17 November 2018 1:19 PM Activists say they have had enough of paying to protest

Dozens of people marched from John Ross Park to the Johannesburg City Council in Braamfontein on Friday morning, to protest the municipality’s charging of fees to protest. R2K demanded that the municipality stop charging fees for protests immediately. The group demanded the right to give notice of a protest any day of the week, in person, on paper or digitally 54

15 November 2018 9:52 AM Trading 'limited' at V&A Waterfront following fire

The V&A Waterfront is partially open for business, a day after a suspected electrical fault caused a fire that resulted in an evacuation, the mall's management said on Thursday. Spokesperson Donald Kau said major outlets in the Victoria Wharf mall were operational. However, smaller stores remained closed until further notice. "Major brands like Woolworths 38