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from Tuesday until further notice


Stage 2 loadshedding from Tuesday until further notice

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock Eskom has announced that Stage 1 and 2 loadshedding will be implemented from Tuesday evening, 09 January until further notice. The power utility suspended loadshedding on Sunday, 07 January ahead of the ANC's 112th birthday celebrations on Monday, 08 January. In a statement on Tuesday afternoon, Eskom said there had been several setbacks owing to the loss of 3 generating units which has necessitated […]


ANC's 112th birthday


Loadshedding suspended because it’s the ANC’s 112th birthday?

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock The suspension of loadshedding on Sunday evening, 07 January has been heavily scrutinized by South Africans who believe the ANC's 112th birthday on Monday, 08 January influenced Eskom's power move. On Sunday, Eskom announced that a sustained improvement in generating capacity and sufficient emergency reserves has resulted in loadshedding being suspended until further notice. With loadshedding returning immediately after the festive season ended, a […]



Eskom has announced that load shedding will remain suspended until 4pm on Friday

Zuko Komisa Image | Adobe Stock Eskom has announced that load shedding will remain suspended until 4 pm on Friday. According to Eskom, load shedding will remain suspended until 4 pm. On Sunday, the power company announced on social media platform X that the rolling blackouts would no longer occur. They also shared that they will be closely monitoring the power system and communicate should any significant changes arise. "Sunday, […]


Point Of View

Government pushes ahead with a plan to procure new nuclear energy

Zuko Komisa Image | Adobe Stock Government pushes ahead with a plan to procure new nuclear energy. According to Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, Minister of Electricity, the government will acquire 2,500MW of new nuclear energy, which is expected to go online in 2032 or 2033. The government is still deciding whether to build large reactors that resemble those found at conventional nuclear power plants or whether smaller, recently commercialized modular reactors would […]


Eskom has announced a staggering loss of R23.9 billion for the financial year ended March 2023


S&P Global upgrades Eskom’s credit rating from ‘CCC+ to ‘B’

Zuko Komisa image: Eskom S&P Global upgrades Eskom’s credit rating from ‘CCC+ to ‘B’. Eskom has applauded S&P Global's move to raise the power utility's credit rating from CCC+ to "B," noting that the company's senior secured and senior unsecured debt is expected to remain stable. Furthermore, Eskom's national scale rating for South Africa was upgraded by S&P Global from "zaB/zaB" to "zaBBB/zaA-2." S&P acknowledged the government’s R254 billion debt […]


caught in the dark


Don’t get caught in the dark! Stage 4 is back!

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock #LoadsheddingUpdateWednesday, 22 November 2023:Due to insufficient emergency reserves and generation capacity as a result of four units not returning to service as planned, Stage 4 loadshedding was implemented this morning at 02:31until further notice. Eskom will monitor… — Eskom Hld SOC Ltd (@Eskom_SA) November 22, 2023 #LoadsheddingUpdateWednesday, 22 November 2023:Due to insufficient emergency reserves and generation capacity as a result of four units not […]


weekly grid update


Ramokgopa to embark on follow-up visits to power stations

By: Natasha Archary Image: Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramakgopa Electricity Minister, Dr Kgosienthso Ramokgopa will embark on several follow-up visits to power stations this November. Ramokgopa will from Monday, 06 November be visiting Eskom power stations to acquire more insights into the challenges facing the power utility. The visits are follow-up visits to power stations that the Minister first embarked on when he was appointed as Minister in the Presidency in […]


Eskom suspends loadshedding


Eskom suspends loadshedding until Sunday

By: Natasha Archary Image: Thomas Bennie Unsplash Eskom has given South Africans some reprieve by suspending loadshedding until Sunday, 29 October. The power utility said sufficient generation capacity including emergency reserves, means there will no be rolling blackouts during the weekend of the Rugby World Cup finals between the Springboks and the All Blacks. "Due to sufficient generation capacity including emergency reserves, expected units to be returned to service as […]



Load shedding has been suspended for the weekend

Zuko Komisa Photo by RDNE Stock project: Load shedding has been suspended for the weekend. According to Eskom, load shedding will be lifted for the duration of the upcoming weekend, which includes Friday (today). The state-owned electricity company said on the social media site X that load shedding is anticipated to start up again on Monday. “The suspension of load shedding for more than three days is as a result […]


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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]