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Zulu Shaman aboard the mothership

By Kagiso Mnisi Credo Vusamazulu Mutwa was widely known for being iSanusi, yet his other talents, most notably as a theatre practitioner and sculptor, are more often than not relegated aback. In this podcast, Kagiso Mnisi is in an embrace with Kgafela oa Magogodi, who along with Prince Lamla resurrected Mutwa's intergalactic stage play known as uNosilimela for drama students to engage at Wits University. Listen to the podcast here:  […]



International Jazz Day – Cape Town 2020 All Star Global Concert and Education Programmes POSTPONED

South Africa joined the rest of the world in declaring the NOVEL COVID 19 pandemic, a  global tragedy which will have far reaching effects to every nation. In keeping with the countries and various cities around the world which began shutting down, restricting travel and limiting social interaction, SPIN Foundation joins in officially confirming the postponement of the IJD Cape Town 2020 celebrations. In accord with our partners, The Host City Cape Town, The Department of Sports Arts and Culture, […]



Labour unions are calling on government to ensure that workers are compensated

Labour unions are calling on the government to ensure that workers are compensated if it elects to impose a lockdown This is in light of the rapid spread of covid-19. South Africa currently has 554 confirmed cases Cosatu says it is concerned that the virus is likely to continue spreading due to the crammed conditions of the public transport system A large number of South Africans make use of the […]



How the 1960 Sharpeville massacre sparked the birth of international human rights law

The Sharpeville Massacre. Godfrey Rubens via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA Steven Wheatley, Lancaster University It’s been 60 years since the Sharpeville massacre, when 69 unarmed civilians were killed by armed South African police on March 21 1960. The significance of the date is reflected in the fact that it now marks the International Day for the Elimination of Racial Discrimination. Without the Sharpeville massacre, we may not have the international […]



Kaya 959 Statement on the COVID-19 Outbreak

Johannesburg South Africa (17th  March 2020) - In light of growing concerns regarding the worldwide spread of the COVID-19 and President Cyril Ramaphosa recently declaring the virus as a national disaster, Kaya 959 has taken the decision to postpone all upcoming events until further notice. These events include the following:   The Rand Show (8th - 13th of April 2020). The Johannesburg Cap Classique & Champagne Festival, ( 4th-5th of April […]



Kaya 959 Bags a Record 21 Nominations for the 2020 Radio Awards

We are thrilled to announce that we've received 21 nominations for the 2020 Radio Awards, including Station of the Year 2020—an award that we’ve been honored with previously in 2017 and 2019. This year saw a submission of over 2000 nominations from more than 160 radio stations. The entries were adjudicated by a team of 54 judges and reviewed by BDO South Africa, the newly appointed auditors for the 2020 […]



Coronavirus Update (COVID-19) Highlights from President Ramaphosa’s Address

On Sunday, 15 March, in a national address, President Cyril Ramaphosa shared measures to contain the spread of COVID-19 (Corona Virus).  A state of national disaster has been declared as confirmed cases in South Africa rise to 61. State of emergency declared according to the Disaster Management Act. 2. Travel ban for incoming visitors from high-risk countries from Wednesday 18 March. This includes China, Iran, Korea, Germany, Italy and Spain […]



#CoronavirusSA: Gift of the Givers launch crowdfund to support doctors on the frontline

In the face of the potential pandemic, The Gift of The Givers are issuing a call to action to all South African citizens, private & corporate, individuals and companies, to come together and support the medical staff and facilities on the frontline, who will be treating those affected by the coronavirus. Crowdfunding on BackaBuddy To raise funds to empower doctors, nurses and medical staff across South Africa with the supplies […]



Dance softly and carry a big voice: understanding Joseph Shabalala

David Coplan, University of the Witwatersrand When Joseph Bekhizizwe Shabalala passed away I stopped in my tracks and just let the sadness pull me down. And then inspiration from his beacon of a life lifted me back up. Shabalala’s own response to the devastating murder of his wife Nellie in 2002 was the transcendently uplifting album by his ensemble Ladysmith Black Mambazo called Raise Your Spirit Higher. It won a […]



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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]