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Dr Zweli Mkhize


Health Minister praises evacuation efforts during Charlotte Maxeke Hospital fire

By Kaya 959 News Health Minister Dr Zweli Mkhize has praised the sterling efforts by rescue teams who managed to evacuate patients and staff from the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Hospital following a massive blaze at the state facility at the weekend. Mkhize visited the site on Tuesday where he assessed the extent of the damage caused by the fire. Mkhize also shed light on the department's recovery plan. "It is […]


M1 shootout


WARNING: Graphic images of shootout on M1

Reports of a shootout on the M1 near Woodmead, Johannesburg have been confirmed. One suspect was shot and killed and at least four others were injured after a high-speed chase and shoot-out. The suspects are said to have been linked to an armed robbery and SAPS pursued and brought them down. The scene is currently active and traffic is affected northbound between Johannesburg and Grayston drive. Warning: The images below […]


Hillbrow Health Precinct


Hillbrow Health Precinct set to offer hope to JHB’s inner city

By Kaya 959 News The newly revamped Hillbrow Health Precinct has officially been opened and is expected to breathe new life into Johannesburg's inner city. The HHP is providing much-needed care to a previously marginalised population in Johannesburg and will also serve as a haven for residents to access HIV/AIDS and TB treatment. It will also provide maternal and child services in a safe environment. The project was established through […]



ANC Gauteng orders Khusela Diko to step down

By Motlagae Konyana The ANC in Gauteng has told the suspended presidency spokesperson Khusela Diko to step down from her position as a provincial executive committee (PEC) member. On Tuesday evening, the Mail & Guardian reported that the provincial disciplinary committee (PDC) found Diko guilty of bringing the ANC into disrepute. The party also recommends that she extend her special leave from the presidency. The former health MEC Dr Bandile Masuku and Diko were involved […]



Cape Town fire fighters applauded for containing the wildfires

The devastating fires that started on Sunday, April 18, have mostly been contained, this is all thanks to the relentless efforts by the Cape Town firefighters. Fire crews worked for three consecutive days, this was a collective effort of the 125 TMNP rangers, the 170 fire and rescue workers, the South African National Defence Force, CoCT personnel, law enforcement, and the many volunteers. Four firefighters were hurt badly, but luckily […]



Gallery: Protests in Olievenhoutbosch over housing

Officials in Gauteng have had their hands full this morning, with another disgruntled community calling for housing allocation. Illegal occupants of RDP houses and land in Olievenhoutbosch Ext 27, near Centurion, have barricaded roads with rocks and burning tyres in what they say is an attempt to stop the government from evicting them. READ: Police on guard at Rabie Ridge protest Yesterday authorities issued notices that the structures illegally erected […]


Rand Water strikes


Taps to run dry as Rand Water strike goes ahead

South Africans should brace themselves for water cuts as Rand Water employees abandon posts and embark on strike action from Wednesday, 21 April. The South African Municipal Worker's Union (SAMWU) warned that water supply cannot be guaranteed but mentioned that essential service workers are expected to report for duty. Disgruntled employees are demanding an R4000 increase, R15 000 sectoral minimum wage, R3500 housing allowance for every employee, and other benefits, […]


Cuba South Africa


Government slammed for hiring Cuban engineers

By Kaya 959 News The Department of Water and Sanitation has come under fire after it revealed that it has hired a delegation of Cuban engineers to help with the country's water and infrastructure issues. In a statement, the DWS revealed that the delegation of 24 will help to both enhance and improve the government's efforts with water delivery services. "The highly qualified Cuban specialists will assist as advisors at […]


Phillip Lühl Namibia


Namibian court rules against gay dads wanting to take twin girls home

By Kaya 959 News Two fathers, hoping to have their twin daughters flown back home from South Africa to Namibia, have been dealt a major blow. The Namibian court has ruled against the couple, Phillip Lühl and Guillermo Delgado's application to have the girls sent home. The girls, Maya and Paula were born in Durban earlier this year. Both Lühl and Delgado's names are listed on the twins' birth certificates […]



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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]