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More Institutions of Higher Learning expected to join ongoing protest over fees

By: Kaya 959 News The academic year for many universities and colleges started in March. But, sadly, many students cannot register due to not having enough in the way of finances to register or having unsettled debts at the institution. This has led to several universities’ students protesting, including Wits, University of Johannesburg, and the University of Free State. More institutions of higher learning are expected to join in on […]


Eskom loadshedding


Power cuts to continue until 05h00 on Wednesday (17 March)

The utility says this will help to alleviate the pressure on the power grid. Eskom has extended load shedding, which was supposed to come to an end yesterday, until Wednesday morning   The power utility took this  decision due to a lack of generating capacity.   Spokesperson Sikonathi Mantshantsha says the power utility suffered breakdowns at five power stations. Also Read: Is load shedding here to stay?(Opens in a new […]




Wits resumes online learning amid threats of national shutdown

By Kaya 959 News Wits University says its academic programme will continue online on Monday. It says the institution remains fully operational, with senior executive members determining the on-campus staffing requirements. Wits students took to the streets last week to protest against alleged financial exclusion. Management at Wits met with a delegation from the SRC last week to discuss a number of further demands. Wits spokesperson Shirona Patel says some of […]


COVID-19 vaccine


More COVID-19 vaccines expected this week

By: Kaya 959 News The Health Department says it expects to receive more doses of COVID-19 vaccines this week. A third batch of the Johnson and Johnson vaccines arrived in the country on Saturday and have been distributed. The total number of vaccines administered to health workers is now 145,544. The Department of Health says 50 more inoculation sites have been identified. READ: Police seize 100s of fake COVID-19 vaccines […]



Patrice Motsepe becomes the first South African to be elected CAF President

On the 12th of March, Patrice Motsepe became president of the Confederation of African Football (CAF) when the ran unopposed in elections in Morocco.   The Mining magnate is Africa's ninth-richest man with a wealth of $2.9 billion according to Forbes magazine, he is also the owner of 2016 African champions, Mamelodi Sundowns for almost two decades.   He officially becomes the seventh (7th) person to occupy the position of […]


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Police on high alert at institutions of higher learning following protests

By: Kaya 959 News The academic year has begun at many institutions of higher learning across the country. But, the year started off on a bad note as many students are protesting against financial exclusion. This has led to police having to be on high alert across the country following the spread of demonstrations at the institutions. The demonstrations are happening at the following universities; Wits, the University of Johannesburg, […]



The KZN provincial government cancels all planned activities in the province

The KwaZulu-Natal government has called off all planned official activities in the province. This follows news of the passing of King Goodwill Zwelithini  The King of the Zulu Nation passed away in hospital in the early hours of this morning. He had been admitted to hospital in February to receive treatment for unstable blood glucose levels. It has been announced that King Zwelithini's body will lie in state at the palace […]


King Goodwill Zwelithini


Condolences pour in for King Goodwill Zwelithini

By Tamlyn Canahm The Zulu royal family is in mourning following the death of King Goodwill Zwelithini. The monarch died in hospital on Friday. He was 72 years of age. Prince Mangosuthu Buthelezi confirmed the news in a statement. “It is with the utmost grief that I inform the nation of the passing of His Majesty King Goodwill Zwelithini ka Bhekuzulu, King of the Zulu Nation. “Tragically, while still in […]


Blade Nzimande


Blade Nzimande denies being out of touch with issues faced by students

By: Kaya 959 News Higher education minister Blade Nzimande has denied allegations that he is out of touch with issues faced and raised by students. The minister says his department makes a point of dealing with all issues that are brought to his office. He was responding to questions in the national assembly yesterday where Members of Parliament accused him of failing to help university students. This came as demonstrations […]


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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]