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GALLERY: Kaya 959 Rediscovers the beauty of the City of Durban – creating new memories

By Zuko Komisa  The Kaya FM crew spent the weekend in Durban exploring some of the hidden gems in city. Durban continues to be a destination of choice for getaways and adventure for many Afropolitans, with incredible sites and spaces, a gorgeous seafront running from uShaka Marine World, it also happens to be largest city in the South African province of Kwa Zulu Natal.   Good Friday Breakfast broadcasted live […]



#Folktober Artist Profile – Titi Luzipho

Born into a musically gifted family, her late grandfather, CB Qwesha was a musical genius and composer. His greatest work - Ndisindise O Jehova, Save me Oh Thou Jehova became one of the world’s greatest hymns. Titi has become a household name in the jazz and afro soul circles of South Africa. After completing matric in 2010, she moved to Cape Town where she studied for a BMus in Jazz […]



Kaya 959 Receives YouTube Silver Button Award

(27 th September 2020, Johannesburg)  This week Kaya 959 receives the prestigious award for reaching 100 000 subscribers on the worldwide streaming channel, making it the station with the most active YouTube subscribers in the country. Kaya 959 established its YouTube channel back in 2011 and after much planning around positioning the platform as part of its audience acquisition strategy the station began publishing its unique video content in 2014. To date Kaya […]



Maxeke-Mgqwetho Annual Lecture

Asinakuthula Collective will be hosting the 2ndMaxeke-Mgqwetho Annual Lecture. The keynote will be delivered by poet, writer, essayist Makhosazana Xaba who will be reflecting on the significance of Nontsizi Mgqwetho’s poetry from the 1920s. This lecture was first launched in 2019 when Dr Gcina Mhlophe spoke about the legacy of Charlotte Maxeke.   Register to attend the Maxeke-Mgqwetho Annual:  



MIAF to livestream Vibrations – A Celebration of African Instruments

The Music In Africa Foundation (MIAF) will livestream the Vibrations concert featuring Pops Mohamed, Morena Leraba, Sibusile Xaba, and Buhlebendalo from Johannesburg on 24 September at 6pm CAT (4pm GMT). The concert, held as part of Heritage Day celebrations in South Africa, will be the conclusion of the MIAF's 2020 Instrument Building and Repair (IBR) project, which will train 20 young participants to make traditional instruments during an intensive workshop programme from 19 to 24 […]



The 15th Mail & Guardian, 200 Young South Africans list, celebrates eminent youth leading their fields on September 10, 2020.

Beginning as a list of “Young South Africans you must take to lunch”, Mail & Guardian’s flagship project has grown to recognise 200 youth annually, by exploring their contributions to spheres of society from Arts & Entertainment to Health. Winners are chosen through public nominations – of which more than 6000 were received this year – followed by a rigorous selection process led by the editorialteam. Now in its 14th […]



Today is the 28th anniversary of the Bisho massacre

By David O'Sullivan   Today is the 28thanniversary of the Bisho massacre, the day Ciskei Defence Force soldiers opened fire on ANC protesters who had marched from King William’s Town to a sports stadium on the outskirts of the Ciskei homeland’s capital, Bisho (now Bhisho). 29 people were killed and over 200 were injured in a mass shooting that lasted about 8 minutes from the first volley of automatic gunfire […]



Are lockdown live streams working for South Africa’s musicians?

Gwen Ansell, University of Pretoria “Hello,” says trumpeter Sydney Mavundla. “Greetings to you, sitting in your living room there on that red couch!” But Mavundla can’t see his audience. He’s talking through the “fourth wall” – the screen of a digital device – as he live streams a concert by his group from an empty studio out to the online world. As COVID-19 lockdown clamped down in early 2020, musicians […]



Small victory for reeling Eldorado Park community

By Tunicia Jegels and Shona Bhur Eldorado Park residents are celebrating a small victory after the Protea Magistrate’s Court remanded two police officers in custody until their next appearance. The area was rocked by protests last week after 16 year - old Nathaniel Julies - who suffered with Down Syndrome – was shot and killed after being confronted by police . Community activists and family friends chanted outside the court […]



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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]