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Jeffrey Zikhali


Veteran SABC broadcaster, Jeffrey Zikhali killed in hijacking

By: Natasha Archary Image: SABC The SABC has confirmed the passing of veteran broadcaster and journalist Jeffrey Zikhali, who was gunned down in a hijacking incident. Zikhali was shot in Empangeni, northern KwaZulu-Natal whilst en-route to his family home on Friday night, 01 December. As reported by the public broadcaster, Zikhalie was thrown out of his vehicle, and was declared dead on scene. "Police were on a routine patrol when […]

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Transnet to receive R47 billion from the National Treasury

Zuko Komisa Image | Transnet Freight Rail Transnet to receive R47 billion from the National treasury. National Treasury has granted Ports and Freight Rail Company Transnet an immediate R47 billion guarantee facility. The Department of Public Enterprises and National Treasury jointly released a statement announcing this. Ministers Pravin Gordhan and Enoch Godongwana said they are optimistic that the guarantee will help the entity, according to the statement. “The financial support […]

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Home Affairs


Motsoaledi grants Lesotho and Zimbabwe nationals two-year exemption permits

Zuko Komisa Image: Dept of Home Affairs Motsoaledi grants Lesotho and Zimbabwe nationals two-year exemption permits Home Affairs Minister Aaron Motsoaledi has extended the two-year exemption permits for 178,000 citizens of Zimbabwe and 54,653 citizens of Lesotho. Lesotho nationals' permits were set to expire on December 31, 2023, but Zimbabwean exemption permits had two different expiration dates—December 31, 2023, and June 28, 2024—as determined by the courts. They will be […]

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R540 million


SASSA payment dates for social grants over the festive period

Zuko Komisa SASSA payment dates for social grants over the festive period. The payment dates for the various social grants that the South African Social Security Agency (SASSA) offers over the holiday season have been made public. Grants for the elderly will be disbursed on Friday of this week, and recipients of the disability grant will receive their payments on Monday of the following week. SASSA gold cards will remain […]

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Over 1 600 households to receive internet connection in KZN

Zuko Komisa Image | @kzngov /X 1 600 households to receive internet connection in KZN. This is according to Khumbudzo Ntshavheni, the Minister in the Presidency, who spoke to the media on Thursday about the conclusions of this week's Cabinet meeting. Cabinet has praised the beginning of a project that has linked 1,600 homes and given at least 6,000 residents of KwaZulu-Natal access to broadband services. According to the Minister, […]

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disconnections of hospitals


City Power abandons disconnections of hospitals

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock City Power has abandoned plans to disconnect government hospitals in Johannesburg due to unsettled debt amounting to millions. This after the Gauteng Department of Health (GDoH) said there were various discrepancies with City Power’s billing for six facilities in the province. On Thursday, 30 November City Power called off its plans to disconnect Charlotte Maxeke Hospital over a R40 million unpaid bill, which was […]

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taxi owner shot and injured


Suspects on the run after taxi owner shot and injured on Winnie Mandela Drive

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock Police are on the lookout for suspects who shot and injured a reported taxi owner on Winnie Mandela Drive on Thursday, 30 November. A case of attempted murder has been opened after the victim, who was driving a Golf R was shot at by three suspects driving a white Toyota Corolla. The motive for the shooting cannot be confirmed at this stage, although police […]

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70% of hijackings


Over 70% of hijackings take place in home driveways

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock Over 70% of hijackings in South Africa take place in home driveways. This according to the latest statistics by Crime SA, which reveals an estimated 71% of hijackings happed in residential driveways. Executive Head: Claims and Procurement at MiWay Insurance, Youlon Naidoo said of all the methods criminals use, the most common place they target drivers is still right residential driveways. "You may consider […]

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SA prisons’ security to be tightened to prevent the smuggling of contraband this festive season

Zuko Komisa Image | Adobe Stock SA prisons' security to be tightened to prevent the smuggling of contraband this festive season Commissioner of the Department of Correctional Services (DCS), Makgothi Thobakgale, announced on Wednesday that the department will strengthen prison security in order to mitigate any possible threats in advance of the holiday season. Speaking at the National Festive Season Security Operations Plan official launch event for the department, the […]

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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 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]