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underground fire

NEWS

Restoring power in CBD will take up to 5-days

By: Natasha Archary It could take up to 5-days to fully restore power to those areas affected by the underground fire in Joburg CBD. This according to City Power who were on Tuesday given the green light to enter the tunnels and assess the extent of the damage. On Monday, EMS responded to the fire which broke out under the city, with extraction equipment required to expunge all the smoke. […]

today29/03/2022

Johannesburg south

NEWS

Johannesburg south plunged into darkness after substation fire

Kaya News Reporter   Parts of Johannesburg South has been plunged into darkness following a fire at a substation.  The outage is a result of a fire at the Lotus substation caught fire around midnight.  Affected areas include:  Zakariya Park Vlakfontein Hospital Hills  Parts of Lenasia South  The cause of the fire is yet to be established but preliminary investigations suggest the feeder board is completely burned down.  An estimated […]

today14/01/2022

City Power

NEWS

City Power backtracks and will adhere to loadshedding schedule for Joburg

Kaya News Reporter   Backtracking on its earlier statement, City Power will go ahead with Eskom's loadshedding schedule for Joburg. On Sunday the Johannesburg municipality said there was no reason for loadshedding to be implemented in the city. This after securing an additional 220 MW in electricity from the privately owned Kelvin Power station. The municipality believed this would give residents respite against Eskom's loadshedding. However, on Monday City Power […]

today25/10/2021

Robertsham substation fire

NEWS

Transformers damaged in Robertsham substation fire

By Kaya 959 Reporter A fire at a substation in Robertsham this week destroyed two main transformers and left several areas without power. City Power says each transformer had about 20 litres each of oil for insulation. Emergency teams used foam to put out the fire. The fire razed down two main transformers and damaged other equipment - leaving many areas in Johannesburg south in darkness. "Two transformers that survived […]

today21/10/2021

Fire/ Pexels

NEWS

Joburg man burnt to death after breaking into substation

By Kaya 959 Reporter A man was burnt to death after he allegedly broke into a substation that then exploded. City Power spokesperson Isaac Mangena said the man allegedly broke into the substation on 13th Street in Linden to steal parts when the substation caught alight and blew up. "He was burnt beyond recognition. Emergency services and the police attended the scene which has since been cleared," Mangena said. Police […]

today21/09/2021

Florida and surrounding areas

NEWS

Florida and surrounding areas without power, no end in sight

Kaya News Reporter  Irate residents of Florida and surrounding areas have been dealing with long periods without electricity. The affected areas include Florida Glen, White Ridge, Bergbron and Northcliff Ext.9 According to residents, City Power alerted them about planned maintenance scheduled for Sunday 5 September from 08h00 to 16h00. Power was restored for a few hours however many complained that the supply kept tripping. This continued until Wednesday morning when […]

today09/09/2021

City Power Johannesburg substation theft

NEWS

Mini-substation worth R500 000 stolen in Roodepoort

Kaya 959 News Reporter A mini-substation worth R500 000 was stollen just a day after it was installed in Roodepoort. The mini-substation (MSS) was installed outside Fleurhof Secondary School. The MSS was installed to replace a faulty substation that supplied power to the area. A case of "theft of essential infrastructure" was opened by Sergeant Thela of City Power Risk Management. Thela says that City Power is liaising with the […]

today03/09/2021

Eldorado Park and Westbury

NEWS

Prelim reports show Crosby couple’s meter was tampered with

By Kaya 959 News A preliminary investigation into the cause of death of a newly married Crosby couple has revealed that the family's electricity meter had been tampered with. The bodies of Zaheer Sarang and Nabeelah Khan were discovered in their bathroom earlier this month. It is alleged that Khan was electrocuted when she opened the shower tap. Her husband was reportedly also electrocuted when he tried to save her. […]

today22/06/2021

Eldorado Park and Westbury

NEWS

Crosby couple’s lives could have been saved, says distraught dad

By Kaya 959 News The family of a newly-wed Crosby couple, allegedly electrocuted to death, say their lives could have been saved if the City of Johannesburg attended to a complaint lodged one week earlier. Zaheer Sarang and his wife Nabeelah Khan's bodies were found in their bathroom on Sunday. The couple had just returned from their honeymoon. It is alleged that Khan was electrocuted when she touched a tap […]

today17/06/2021

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THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT FORMS PART OF KAYA 959’S TERMS OF USE POLICY. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE WITH ANY TERM OF THIS PRIVACY STATEMENT, YOU MUST CEASE YOUR ACCESS OF THIS WEBSITE IMMEDIATELY. 

POPIA ActTo promote the protection of personal information processed by public and private bodies; to introduce certain conditions so as to establish minimum requirements for the processing of personal information; to provide for the establishment of an Information Regulator to exercise certain powers and to perform certain duties and functions in terms of this Act and the Promotion of Access to Information Act, 2000; to provide for the issuing of codes of conduct; to provide for the rights of persons regarding unsolicited electronic communications and automated decision making; to regulate the flow of personal information across the borders of the Republic; and to provide for matters connected therewith.

RECOGNISING THAT—

  • section 14 of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa, 1996, provides that everyone has the right to privacy;
  • the right to privacy includes a right to protection against the unlawful collection, retention, dissemination and use of personal information;
  • the State must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights;

AND BEARING IN MIND THAT—

  • consonant with the constitutional values of democracy and openness, the need for economic and social progress, within the framework of the information society, requires the removal of unnecessary impediments to the free flow of information, including personal information;

AND IN ORDER TO—

  • regulate, in harmony with international standards, the processing of personal information by public and private bodies in a manner that gives effect to the right to privacy subject to justifiable limitations that are aimed at protecting other rights and important interests,
  1. Definitions and Interpretation

1.1.“Personal Information” means information relating to an identifiable, living, natural person and where it is applicable, identifiable, existing juristic person, including all information as defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013. 

1.2  Parliament assented to POPIA on 19 November 2013. The commencement date of section 1Part A of Chapter 5section 112 and section 113 was 11 April 2014. The commencement date of the other sections was 1 July 2020 (with the exception of section 110 and 114(4). The President of South Africa has proclaimed the POPI commencement date to be 1 July 2020.

 
1.3. “Processing” means the creation, generation, communication, storage, destruction of personal information as more fully defined in the Protection of Personal Information Act 4 of 2013.  

1.4. “You” or the “user” means any person who accesses and browses this website for any purpose. 

1.4. “Website” means the website of the KAYA 959 at URL www.kaya959.co.za or such other URL as KAYA 959 may choose from time to time.   

  1. Status and Amendments

2.1. KAYA 959 respects your privacy. This privacy policy statement sets out KAYA 959’s information gathering and dissemination practices in respect of the Website. 

2.2. This Privacy Policy governs the processing of personal information provided to KAYA 959 through your use of the Website. 

2.3. Please note that, due to legal and other developments, KAYA 959 may amend these terms and conditions from time to time.  

  1. Processing of Personal Information

3.1. By providing your personal information to KAYA 959 you acknowledge that it has been collected directly from you and consent to its processing by KAYA 959. 

3.2. Where you submit Personal Information (such as name, address, telephone number and email address) via the website (e.g. through completing any online form) the following principles are observed in the processing of that information: 

3.2.1. KAYA 959 will only collect personal information for a purpose consistent with the purpose for which it is required. The specific purpose for which information is 
collected will be apparent from the context in which it is requested. 

3.2.2. KAYA 959 will only process personal information in a manner that is adequate, relevant and not excessive in the context of the purpose for which it is processed. 

3.2.3. Personal information will only be processed for a purpose compatible with that for which it was collected, unless you have agreed to an alternative purpose in writing or KAYA 959 is permitted in terms of national legislation of general application dealing primarily with the protection of personal information. 

3.2.4. KAYA 959 will keep records of all personal Information collected and the specific purpose for which it was collected for a period of 1 (one) year from the date on which it was last used. 

3.2.5. KAYA 959 will not disclose any personal information relating to you to any third party unless your prior written agreement is obtained or KAYA 959 is required to do so by law. 

3.2.6. If personal information is released with your consent KAYA 959 will retain a record of the information released, the third party to which it was released, the reason for the release and the date of release, for a period of 1 (one) year from the date on which it was last used. 

3.2.7. KAYA 959 will destroy or delete any personal information that is no longer needed by KAYA 959 for the purpose it was initially collected, or subsequently processed. 

3.3. Note that, as permitted by the Electronic Communications and Transactions Act 25 of 2002, KAYA 959 may use personal information collected to compile profiles for statistical purposes. No information contained in the profiles or statistics will be able to be linked to any specific user.    

  1. Collection of anonymous data

4.1. KAYA 959 may use standard technology to collect information about the use of this website. This technology is not able to identify individual users but simply allows KAYA 959 to collect statistics. 

4.2. KAYA 959 may utilise temporary or session cookies to keep track of users’ browsing habits. A cookie is a small file that is placed on your hard drive in order to keep a record of your interaction with this website and facilitate user convenience. 

4.2.1. Cookies by themselves will not be used to identify users personally but may be used to compile identified statistics relating to use of services offered or to provide KAYA 959 with feedback on the performance of this website. 

4.2.2. The following classes of information may be collected in respect of users who have enabled cookies: 

4.2.2.1. The browser software used; 

4.2.2.2. IP address; 

4.2.2.3. Date and time of activities while visiting the website; 

4.2.2.4. URLs of internal pages visited; and 

4.2.2.5. referrers. 

4.3. If you do not wish cookies to be employed to customize your interaction with this website it is possible to alter the manner in which your browser handles cookies. Please note that, if this is done, certain services on this website may not be available. 

  1. Security

5.1. KAYA 959 takes reasonable measures to ensure the security and integrity of information submitted to or collected by this website, but cannot under any circumstances be held liable for any loss or other damage sustained by you as a result of unlawful access to or dissemination of any personal information by a third party. 

  1. Links to other websites

6.1. KAYA 959 has no control over and accepts no responsibility for the privacy practices of any third party websites to which hyperlinks may have been provided and KAYA 959 strongly recommends that you review the privacy policy of any website you visit before using it further. 

  1. Queries

7.1. If you have any queries about this privacy policy please contact us by emailing [email protected]