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Pick n Pay reveals that load shedding costs them R522m

Image | Pick n Pay store Pick n Pay reveals that load shedding costs them R522m Pick n Pay has share how they too have suffered from the impact of load shedding, which has led to increased operating costs, lost revenue and declining margins, affecting profitability. Despite the negative effects of load shedding on its bottom line, Pick n Pay claims to have delivered a "encouraging performance" in its financial results […]


Minister of Electricity update


Electricity Minister, “Brace for difficult winter with higher loadshedding stages!”

By: Natasha Archary Minister of Electricity, Kgosientsho Ramokgopa has warned South Africans to brace for a difficult winter with higher loadshedding stages. This as Eskom pushed the country into Stage 5 loadshedding until further notice due to higher than expected demand which is keeping the grid constrained. In a media briefing, Ramokgopa said the energy demand is expected to grow in winter, which will likely result in higher stages of […]


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 […]


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 […]


Eskom loadshedding


Some recovery in generation capacity but Stage 4 loadshedding will continue

By: Natasha Archary While there has been some recovery in generation capacity, Stage 4 loadshedding will continue until further notice. This after Eskom downgraded loadshedding from Stage 4 to Stage 3 with a promise of moving to Stage 1 on Sunday, 12 March. However, on Sunday, the power's that be at the state-owned entity decided that the country will have to endure Stage 4 loadshedding. "Due to some recovery […]


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


Eskom says we could have Stage 1 load shedding by Sunday

By Zuko Komisa Eskom says we could have Stage 1 load shedding by Sunday. Over the weekend, load shedding will be decreased from Stage 4 to Stage 3, with Stage 1 expected on Sunday morning, according to Eskom. The implementation of Stage 4 load reduction will last until 5:00 on Saturday. Act 3 will then proceed from Saturday at 5:00 until Sunday at 5:00. #POWERALERT1Loadshedding will be reduced from Stage […]


Eskom loadshedding


Loadshedding to be reduced to Stage 3

Written by Dohne Damons Eskom announces that loadshedding will be reduced to stage 3 during the course of the week. The struggling power utility says that breakdowns at Arnot, Hendrina, Medupi, and Tutuka power stations are the cause of the current capacity constraints. Over the past 24 hours, these power stations were returned to service. Stage 4 loadshedding will continue until 16:00 pm today. Stage 5 loadshedding will follow between […]


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Think you’re above loadshedding with solar panels? Think again, as criminals target powered up homes

By: Natasha Archary Homeowners who think they're safeguarded against loadshedding because they've invested in solar panels, should think again. This after private security company Fidelity ADT warned homeowners about a new trend targeting homes with solar panels. According to Fidelity ADT, there's been a rise in solar panels being stolen from homes across the country. This typically happens during the day when thieves suspect there's no one at home. With […]


loadshedding implemented indefinitely


Stage 6 loadshedding implemented indefinitely, and will likely get worse

By: Natasha Archary More breakdowns have been blamed for Eskom implementing Stage 6 loadshedding with an immediate and indefinite effect. On Monday, 20 February, South Africans woke to the news that the rolling blackouts are going to worsen after a further 8 generation units had broken down overnight. Eskom says that the Arnot, Hendrina, Lethabo, and Majuba, as well as two units at Camden had to be taken offline for […]


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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]