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Social media users are unimpressed with Fikile Mbalula’s tweet

By Zuko Komisa Social media users are unimpressed with Fikile Mbalula's tweet. Hundreds of Twitter users have taken to the platform to complain about African National Congress's Secretary General and Minster of Transport Fikile Mbalula's latest tweet where he made fun of the electricity crisis in the country. In the tweet, Mbalula is seen with a photoshopped image of himself, caption "Ndimlo", which means "This is me" with laughing emojis. […]


President Cyril Ramaphosa


SONA 2023: Loadshedding declared a National State of Disaster

By: Natasha Archary President Cyril Ramaphosa has opened his State of the Nation Address (SONA) 2023 by declaring loadshedding a National State of Disaster with immediate effect. The decision had been gazetted by the Minister of Cooperative Governance and Traditional Affairs (CoGTA) on Thursday, 09 February. Ramaphosa said the decision was made to lessen the impact the energy crisis is having on farmers, small businesses, on the country's water infrastructure and […]


Loadshedding Alert


Eskom downgrades loadshedding for the weekend

By: Natasha Archary Eskom expects to downgrade loadshedding over the weekend from Stage 5, gradually to Stage 4 and 3. The power utility says the ease on loadshedding is due to an improvement in generation capacity. However, there is still a high degree of uncertainty which could change at any time. Since Thursday, 02 February, the state-owned entity said two generation units at Duvha, a unit each at Arnot, Camden, […]



WATCH: A dairy farmer in KZN lost 12,000 litres of milk due to load shedding

By Zuko Komisa More and more farmers are reporting losses in food production on social media, with the most recent case being of a dairy farmer in KZN who lost 12,000 litres of milk due to load shedding. Alan Stratford tweeted that there was no electricity, which caused the milk to spoil. He blamed Eskom for his misfortune, while he discarded thousands of litres of milk. Times Live reports that although […]


loadshedding resumes


From Stage 4 to 6, rolling blackouts persist

By: Natasha Archary Eskom has ramped up loadshedding from Stage 4 to 6 which will be in place indefinitely according to the power utility. The power utility says the higher stage of loadshedding will be in effect immediately, due to a number of breakdowns which took place since midnight. No further details has been given as the state-owned entity says a full statement will be released in due course. Stage […]


too broke to buy diesel


South Africa’s power crisis worsens as Eskom too broke to buy diesel

By: Natasha Archary While President Cyril Ramaphosa is enjoying a cup of royal tea, government is scrambling around to find the money for Eskom's diesel demands. The failing power utility which has already received a $24 billion government bailout, is now too broke to buy diesel which is reportedly necessary to keep the lights on. As a result, experts say the country is at risk of a total blackout if […]


word of the year


Loadshedding declared 2022 ‘Word of the Year’ beating Phala Phala

By: Natasha Archary Loadshedding has been declared South Africa's 'Word of the Year' 2022, beating Phala Phala to top spot. The Pan South African Lanaguage Board(PanSALB) put up a poll to determine which word ranked high on the country's vocabulary and it seems Eskoms' torturous blackouts was it. Drawing in 40% of the votes, loadshedding knocked of other short-listed words such as, Inganekwane, Phala Phala, and Xenophobia. South Africans […]


Indoor fun


7 Indoor fun activities for kids during loadshedding

By: Natasha Archary    With loadshedding here to stay, it's going to take some creativity to keep the kids occupied, entertained and learning at the same time, during prolonged periods without power.  Eskom just announced that the cold weekend ahead will alternate between Stages 1 and 2 until Monday, and the rolling blackouts are most likely going to be a South African's reality for a long time.  So, maybe give […]




Stage 2 loadshedding continues all week

By: Natasha Archary After a weekend free from Eskom's rolling blackouts, the power utility hit South Africa with the notification that Stage 2 will continue all week. Despite units at Kendal, Kusile, Matla and Tutuka returning to service, the failing state-owned entity says its under generation capacity and has no choice but to continue the incessant loadshedding. In a statement issued on Sunday, 30 October, Eskom said Stage 2 will […]



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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]