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Minister of Electricity update


880 SANDF members deployed to protect Eskom power stations

880 SANDF members deployed to protect Eskom power stations. The deployment of 880 members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to guard several Eskom power plants across the nation has been approved by President Cyril Ramaphosa. Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula, the National Assembly speaker, and Amos Masondo, the NCOP chair, have both received written notifications from the president. Also Read: Soccer commentator Baba Mthethwa reportedly gets married again The expenditure […]


loadshedding implemented indefinitely


Stage 6 loadshedding back and here to stay

By: Natasha Archary Photo by Vladyslav Dukhin Pexels Due to the delay in returning nine generating units to service, Stage 6 loadshedding is back and here to stay. Eskom made the announcement on Monday, 01 May, following a long weekend where the stages of loadshedding fluctuated between Stage 2, 3 and 4. However, effective Tuesday, 02 May, the embattled power utility will be increasing the stages of rolling blackouts from […]


Minister of Electricity update


Eskom appoints new Head of Generation, Bheki Nxumalo

By: Natasha Archary image: Eskom Eskom has appointed Bheki Nxumalo as the power utility's new Head of Generation. Acting Eskom CEO, Calib Cassim said the position was one the state-owned entity has been trying to fill for a while now. "It has been very difficult to find a suitable candidate that would hit the ground running. The generation recovery plan is in full swing. We needed someone that would passionately […]


Eskom loadshedding


Eskom to implement Stage 3 and 5 load shedding until Wednesday evening

Eskom to implement Stage 3 and 5 load shedding until Wednesday evening. Stage 3 and Stage 5 load shedding are anticipated to be implemented by state-owned electricity company Eskom until Wednesday night. Stage 3 will be applied from 5 am to 4 pm on Tuesday, and Stage 5 will follow from 4 pm to 5 morning. Around 14 940 MW of generating capacity were unavailable owing to unforeseen breakdowns on […]


Eskom loadshedding

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Eskom given permission not to disclose irregular and fruitless spending expenditures

Eskom given permission not to disclose irregular and fruitless spending expenditures. In a special government gazette published on Friday by Minister of Finance Enoch Godongwana, Eskom has been exempted from disclosing irregular and fruitless expenditure in its yearly financial statements. Also Read: R2 million trillion: SARS collected a record high revenue in 2022/23 Eskom is granted an exemption from Section 55 (2) (b) (i) of the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) […]


defrauded Eskom of R14 million


Woman who allegedly defrauded Eskom of R14 million out on bail

By: Natasha Archary Image: Thandeka Innocentia Nkosi - Hawks Thandeka Innocentia Nkosi, the woman who allegedly defrauded Eskom of R14 million has been released on bail. Nkosi, who worked as a senior buyer at the power utility in 2013, appeared at the Hendrina Magistrates Court on Wednesday, 22 March. The 42-year old was released on bail of R100 000, with two additional accused also being released on bail. A fourth […]



WATCH: Electricity Minister says he is confident that load shedding will be resolved

Electricity Minister says he is confident that load shedding will be resolved Kgosientsho Ramokgopa, the Minister in the presidency in charge of electricity, has expressed confidence in the country's ability to address its load-shedding issues. Ramokgopa said during a visit to the Kusile power plant in Mpumalanga on Tuesday that his ultimate goal is to put an end to load shedding and assured top management at Kusile Power Station that […]


Minister of Electricity update


Eskom suspends loadshedding due to “lower demand for electricity”

By Katlego Sekhu Eskom suspends loadshedding until 16h00 on Tuesday, 21 March 2023. The power utility notes the "significantly lower than anticipated demand for electricity today" for the suspension of loadshedding. Stage 2 loadshedding will be implemented tomorrow. The announcement comes amid the National Shutdown. In an effort to ease South Africa’s severe electricity crisis, Minister of Forestry, Fisheries, and the Environment Barbara Creecy has granted Eskom permission to surpass […]



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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]