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White Butterflies everywhere: what is really happening?

By Zuko Komisa You've probably been seeing the annual butterfly migration happening in the Gauteng province, social media has been abuzz in the last few days from people who posted sightings of a dozen thousands of white butterflies. More butterflies! At first hardly visible on the guara but keep watching ! — Fiona Melrose (@FMelroseWriter) January 28, 2020 Migration from South Africa's west coast to Madagascar According to Earle […]



Seipei “Biker Queen” Mashugane on her love for bikes

By Zuko Komisa Seipei Mashugane better known as the Biker Queen, joined the #TheDriveThru to share her passion for bikes, a love she's enjoyed for over 12 years. Her first time getting on a bike was sparked by changes in her life. The Day She Got on The Bike "I just decided one day to jump on a motorbike, It was finding self, life had happened, turmoils of life. I […]



GALLERY: Memorial Service of Parktown Boys High Enoch Mpianzi

By Katlego Sekhotho  13-year-old Parktown Boys High School learner Enoch Mpianzi died on the first day of school this year at a school camp at Brits, in the North West. He drowned on a Wednesday and was discovered to be missing 24 hours later. Social media has been abuzz over recent days over the nature of his death and the apparent neglect of the child. Image | Shona Buhr The […]



Violence in Diepsloot as unrest continues

By Katlego Sekhotho,  Violence in Diepsloot reached their peak on Thursday (23/01/2020) when residents went door to door – store to store demanding those not from South Africa to produce identification documentation. Some residents in Diepsloot say they know for sure it's foreign nationals carrying out crime in the area. Five people were arrested in connection with the murder of a police officer in Diepsloot. Image | Shona Buhr Police did […]



Why it’s taken so long to prosecute state capture cases in South Africa

Head of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority, Shaun Abrahams. Reuters/Siphiwe Sibeko Penelope Andrews, University of Cape Town The Asset Forfeiture Unit of South Africa’s National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) has confirmed that it is probing seven cases related to what has come to be known as “state capture”, involving R50 billion. This development follows months of public frustration due to lack of action by the country’s law enforcement agencies despite mounting […]



Kgomotso Matsunyanye and Skhumba Hlophe Nominated for the DSTV Mzansi Viewer Choice Awards

The DSTV and Mzansi Magic Viewers Choice Awards are back again to acknowledge and honour some of the most talented personalities who exude excellence and innovation in the entertainment industry, across eleven categories. This year two of Kaya 959’s presenters – Kgomotso Matsunyane and Skhumba Hlope - have made it onto the prestigious list of nominations. As a first time nominee in the Favourite Radio Personality category, Kgomotso is a […]



Lexus Perfection

By Melinda Ferguson  With our planet literally burning, sustainable driving is a no brainer. Melinda Ferguson felt eco-conscious for a day when she got behind the wheels of the new hybrid Lexus ES 300h EX. Over the past few years, I have repeatedly been a cheerleader for Lexus product. What I don't get is why more South Africans haven't embraced the Japanese premium brand. In the USA Lexus is a […]



CoP 25’s enhanced Gender Action Plan celebrated with caution over lack of monitoring

By Tunicia Phillips An overlooked victory at the widely criticized CoP25 climate conference in Madrid, Spain earlier this month; was a resolution to enhance the Gender Action Plan (GAP) over the next five years. While countries failed to reach an agreement on important decisions that will ultimately affect millions of climate-vulnerable people, they agreed – at least on paper, to enhance plans to improve gender inclusivity in climate change-related activities. […]



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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]