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Bassline Live: Where Freshlyground and The Soil met

By Nomali Cele This past Saturday, Afropolitans got a Folktober treat at Bassline Live Two of the most authentically South African bands joined forces for Bassline Live at the Lyric Theatre. The Soil is no stranger to Bassline devotees, they performed another sold-out show at the same venue in 2017 Freshlyground, whose music was one of the soundtracks of the South African democracy's adolescent years, has been an institution in the […]



Kaya 959’s Sound Supreme adds Louie Vega

In 2017 Kaya 959 MD, Greg Maloka, announced the changes in the Kaya 959 line up which introduced a music show with a twist, called “Sound Supreme”. A year down the line and Sound Supreme has become an institution. In the first year,  every Saturday afternoon, the listener was treated to rare selections from music aficionados: DJ Kenzhero, Tha Muzik, Just Themba and The Rhythm Sessions for four hours on […]


Thebe “Lenyora” on Good Friday's #BlomBlom


Thebe “Lenyora” on Good Friday’s #BlomBlom

Good Friday on Kaya Thebe “Lenyora” graced the Kaya 959 studios on Good Friday with Skhumba and Ndumiso for #BlomBlom on his birthday. A lot of conversations that happen off the microphones while music is playing, tend to set the tone for the sit-down.   One particular conversation was about Thebe living in Hillbrow at Park Mansions on Van der Merwe Street just 150 meters from the Hillbrow Police station. […]


Radio Legend Ntate Thuso Motaung shares his radio journey


Radio Legend Ntate Thuso Motaung shares his radio journey

By Zuko Komisa Best known for his many years in the radio industry and a prominent feature in the lives of many South Africans on Sunday mornings for his show Makgulong a Matala with Rev. Maine, where he motivate the listeners by sharing scriptures, playing gospel music and profiling established and emerging Gospel artists. Ntate Thuso Motaung has built a successful radio career over the years. He recently joined #TheBestTInTheCity […]


Concerts SA Mobility Fund


Concerts SA Mobility Fund applications now open

By Nomali Cele There are a lot of ideas of what a musician should do and tours – going where fans are and putting on performances – is one of the expectations. But for most acts, this is a difficult endeavour that sees them relying on concert promoters to book them. The promotions business is profit-driven, which shrinks the pool of who gets booked to only artists who perform the popular […]



The Queen of Soul, Aretha Franklin lives on through her music

By: Natasha Archary Succumbing to her battle with pancreatic cancer, Aretha Franklin died at her Detroit home. With friends and family at her side, the “Natural Woman” and renowned singer fought a brave fight.   She lives on through her music and is survived by her children and grandchildren. There has been an outpour of love and support from international stars and the general public, since learning about her grave […]


gongbox, black coffee


Gongbox from Black Coffee is realer than ever before

By Nomali Cele Black Coffee has interesting ideas about the ways African artist can own their work and see more value from it. The idea that we should have structures that are set up to benefit us instead of bandwagoning onto platforms that serve global capitalism and not us, is not a new one. Gongbox itself is not a new idea, four years ago already, Black Coffee announced the idea […]



Abigail Kubeka and Dorothy Masuka reminisce about Sophiatown

By Dj Keyes Musical legends, Abigail Kubeka and Dorothy Masuka were in conversation with David O’Sullivan.  The legends started the conversation by talking about “not having time to age”  and had an  informative conversation about life in Sophiatown, Nelson Mandela and working with today’s youngsters. Sophiatown Abigail Kubeka and Dorothy Masuka shared stories about performing in some of Sophiatown’s popular shebeens during the 1950s, where they got to spend time with […]



A look at Oskido’s life in Music

By Mxolisi Mhlongo We all know him from his humble beginnings, as he tells it, “Selling wors-rolls outside the club on the streets of Johannesburg.” But little credit is usually given to Oskido’s business acumen and his growth in the music industry over the years. In 1993, Oscar Bonginkosi Mdlongwa was given an opportunity to play the closing set at the club and sometimes after hours for the staff. During […]


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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 www.kaya959.co.za 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]