The City of Tshwane disconnected 800 illegal connections and removed stolen electrical infrastructure worth an estimated R500 000.
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Members of a neighbourhood watch and local security chased down a suspicious vehicle only to find it occupied alleged criminals.
City Power is intensifying their war on cable theft as they make several arrests this week in Johannesburg.
Joburg’s City Power arrested cable six cable thieves at the weekend but it turns out two of them are their employees.
WARNING GRAPHIC FOOTAGE: A video of a naked cable thief who was allegedly trying to steal cables has gone viral.
Eskom has criticised the contracted security guards for stealing cables they were supposed to protect and look after.
Police swooped in and arrested seven suspects for stealing expensive municipal infrastructure costing a cool R2 million in Joburg.
Cable theft affects the provision of consistent power supply to residents and the already stretched budget to replace stolen cables.
Police allegedly used teargas and rubber bullets to disperse Dumisani Makhaye High School learners who caught a suspected cable thief.
Eight suspects were arrested for possession of R1 million worth Telkom copper cables in Jeppestown, Johannesburg.
It looks like criminals are going for anything and everything in SA! Three were spotted dismantling a traffic light so they can steal cables.
Cable theft is “organised” not some “nyaope boys”
City Power is sounding the alarm bells after two guards were shot and killed.
South African navy members have been deployed to its antenna farm facility in Cape Town to stop the ongoing vandalism and theft.
Metrorail in the Western Cape has beefed up security after thieves vandalise and steal electrical infrastructure.
Eskom had initially estimated that electricity for Bedfordview residents would be restored in four to five days, which meant this weekend
Eskom says some of its Bedfordview customers will have to do without electricity for up to five days, due to damages caused by cable theft
Police swooped on five suspects in the Free State after receiving intelligence about the gang from police in the Eastern Cape.
Eskom technicians have been trying to restore power after the Astra substation caught fire due to cable theft on Wednesday.
Two men appeared before the Durban Magistrate’s Court for allegedly stealing 888kg of electric cables, belonging to Eskom and Transnet.