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weekly grid update


“We are beginning to see these machines coming back into service” – Ramokgopa gives an update on Eskom

Zuko Komisa Image: Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramakgopa "We are beginning to see these machines coming back into service" Ramokgopa gives an update on Eskom. Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, the Minister in the Presidency in charge of electricity, has praised Eskom's actions, saying they had improved the security of the nation's energy supply. Speaking with the media about the Energy Action Plan's implementation, Ramokgopa stated that among Eskom's interventions are bettering plant […]


Point Of View

“We have turned the corner” – Ramokgopa says there’s improvement with the energy crisis

Zuko Komisa Image: Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramakgopa "We have turned the corner" - Ramokgopa says there's improvement with the energy crisis Dr. Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has said that South Africa is starting to make progress with the energy crisis. The Minister in the Presidency for Electricity briefed the media on Monday on the Energy Action Plan's implementation in Pretoria. Point of View with Phemelo Motene spoke to Electricity Minister, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa […]


weekly grid update


Ramokgopa says the return of unit 1 at Kusile Power Station will help “recover South Africa’s economy”

Zuko Komisa Image: Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramakgopa The Kusile Power Station's unit 1's return to service, according to the Ministry of Electricity, is a significant step in "recovering South Africa's economy." After being taken offline in late 2018, the unit was brought back up a month and a half ahead of schedule, according to an announcement made by Eskom on Monday. Also Read: “My daughter likes smelling the couch when […]


Kusile Power Station


Ramokgopa says we can’t rule out Stage 8

Dohne Damons Pitso Molemane While addressing the media at Kusile Power Station, Ramokgopa shared that the possibility of South Africans experiencing loadshedding Stage 8 can not be ruled out. The minister said that it would be "very irresponsible to declare by decree that there will be no stage 8." He says that he and the team at Eskom are doing all that they can to reduce the stages of loadshedding […]


Department of labour


Department of Labour disconnects electricity at Tholimfundo Primary School

By: Pitso Molemane   The Department of Labour has disconnected the electricity at Tholimfundo Primary School. This after Kaya News reported on the unsafe learning conditions at the unfinished school. Occupational Safety and Health inspectors visited the school in Protea Glen, Extension 3 Soweto yesterday. As reported by Kaya News, the mobile classrooms have exposed electrical wires. Electrical connections in some of the containers hang loosely posing a risk to both […]


Eskom loadshedding


Kaya Biz: Eskom tariffs could increase by more than 40%

Kaya 959 Reporter Electricity price hikes could be possibly be a reality this year as Eskom gears up for an electricity tariff increase of a up to 40%. Stakeholders have until the 14th of January to submit written comments to energy regulator Nersa on Eskom tariffs that may increase by more than 40%, according to Nersa’s latest pro forma implementation plans. Click here for Nersa’s invitation to submit written comments. Also Read: […]




SA not out of the load shedding woods just yet

By Kaya 959 Reporter While load shedding was suspended at 5am on Thursday, Eskom warned that the system remains at risk. This means Eskom could implement further load shedding at a moment's notice. "We have used the past six days of load shedding to conduct some repairs to generating units and to continue with the maintenance programme. "Even though we were able to replenish emergency generation reserves, we have had […]



Eskom has offered to write off R5,3-billion off the electricity debt of Soweto residents

Kaya News Reporter  Eskom has offered to slash more than R5-billion off the debt of Soweto residents. This will leave them with a debt of R7.5-billion. Soweto is among the top 20 non-paying municipalities that owe 23% of Eskom's arrears. “The reduction in Soweto debt is mainly due to the write-off of prescribed debt of R5.3bn and write-back of non-compliant in duplum (double the amount) interest of R3.3bn,” Eskom states in […]


Heat from the sun


[WATCH] No electricity, no problem. Woman cooks with heat from the sun

A woman from Qatar left social media users in shock when she posted a video of her cooking with nothing but the heat from the sun. Taking to Instagram, Ghadir Bender decided to show her followers just how hot it was in Qatar, so hot that she could cook outside on her balcony without a stove.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Coaching | Health […]


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Privacy Policy


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.


  • 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;


  • 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;


  • 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 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: The browser software used; IP address; Date and time of activities while visiting the website; URLs of internal pages visited; and 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]