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No power, no water, no land

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Zodwa Madiba of the Soweto Electricity Crisis Committee speaks to journalists in their taxi.

The streets are deeply rutted and run with stinking effluent. The wasted trees rustle dryly in a dusty wind. The signs of protest are everywhere: a burnt patch on the tarred main road where a tyre was ignited; rocks and stones littering the tarmac; a barricade of

Energy is a people’s issue

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Police keep watch at Protea South. Source: EyeWitnessNews.

Violent protests have broken out in Protea South, an informal settlement adjoining Soweto, where residents have lost patience with the authorities over power supply. There are no surprises in this turn of events. Protesters have set out to