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South Africans unhappy with quality of food due to loadshedding

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock South Africans are unhappy with the quality of food on supermarket shelves due to loadshedding, which is affecting how quickly food goes bad. Speaking to Gugulethu Mfuphi on Kaya Biz, Riaan Singh, Experience Consulting and Customer Transformation Leader at PwC South Africa, shares what the consumer sentiment is currently. In a recent study by PwC, the South African Retail Sentiment Index reveals that consumers […]


Eskom loadshedding


Stage 6 is back until further notice

By: Natasha Archary Stage 6 loadshedding is back, and here to stay until further notice, says Eskom due to the loss of a further two generation units. On Monday, 04 September, the power utility pushed the country from Stage 4 and 5 to Stage 6 loadshedding overnight, citing that the Lethabo and Matla power stations would need to be shutdown for repairs. The rolling blackouts that plagued the country for […]


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South Africans can expect Stages 4 to 6 loadshedding until the end of the year

By: Natasha Archary Pexels South Africans can expect Stages 4 to 6 loadshedding until the end of the year, according to Energy Council of SA CEO, James Mackay. Mackay says while the country fluctuates between the highest stages of loadshedding this winter, things are looking up for Eskom, and the rolling blackouts are on their way out. Speaking to Cape Talk, Mackay said the Presidential Energy Action Plan and partnership […]


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Eskom takes over non-complying City of Ekurhuleni loadshedding

By: Natasha Archary Image: Vije Vijendranath on Unsplash Eskom has taken over the City of Ekurhuleni's (COE) loadshedding due to non-compliance. The COE had previously managed the loadshedding but, after monitoring and analysis conducted by the power utility, it was found that the Ekurhuleni was not reducing its load as per the NRS 048-9-2019 code of practice. Listen to analysis on Point of View with Phemelo Motene here: According to […]


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Energy Expert Adil Nchabeleng explains the crucial importance of fixing Eskom

Zuko Komisa Image | Adil Nchabeleng /Facebook Energy Expert Adil Nchabeleng explains the crucial importance of fixing Eskom. Stage 4 loadshedding will be imposed from 10 p.m. on Friday to 5 a.m. on Saturday, according to an announcement made on Friday by state-owned power utility Eskom. The South African Weather Services predicts that the extremely chilly weather will last throughout the weekend. The South African energy crisis or Loadshedding is […]


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Eskom and Jan Oberholzer part ways by “mutual agreement”

By: Natasha Archary Image: Eskom Eskom announced the surprising exit of its Chief Operating Officer (COO), Jan Operholzer by "mutual agreement." In a statement issued on Monday, 17 July, the power utility said although Oberholzer had been attached to a 2-year contract, the COO's last day will be on 31 July. Oberholzer had been tasked to provide support to the Koeberg Nuclear Power Station in a long-term operation and to […]


Minister of Electricity Dr Kgosientsho Ramokgopa involved in a car accident


Ramokgopa confirms that 126 people were arrested for crimes at Eskom since 1 April 2022

Zuko Komisa Ramokgopa confirms that 126 people were arrested for crimes at Eskom since 1 April 2022 Since April 1 2022, at least 126 people have been detained at Eskom for a variety of offenses. In addition to these arrests, 2,147 criminal cases were opened, of which 1,586 are under investigation. The country's energy action plan is being protected by security measures, according to an update from the minister of electricity, […]


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Stage 6 loadshedding is back

By: Natasha Archary Photo by Matej Novosad from Pexels South Africans should brace for a long, cold weekend, and the inconvenience of having no water, and no power, as Eskom announces Stage 6 loadshedding is back. The power utility says the higher stage of loadshedding is necessary in order to replenish emergency reserves and set a possible path for the reduction in stages of loadshedding for the week ahead. A […]


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Eskom implements Stages 4 and 6 loadshedding until further notice

Katlego Sekhu On Wednesday, July 12, Eskom announced the implementation of Stage 4 loadshedding from 07h00 am until 14h00 this afternoon, and thereafter Stage 6 loadshedding until 05h00 am on Thursday. This pattern will be repeated daily until further notice. Eskom will publish an update as soon as any significant changes occur. The announcement comes after Electricity Minister Kgosientsho Ramokgopa promised South Africans during a media briefing that two-thirds of […]


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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]