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SONA needs to address national reponse to COVID-19 pandemic

Kaya 959 News   With the President set to address South Africans tonight at the SONA 2021, Sithole says South Africans have passed the important milestone of relying on the non-pharmaceutical interventions.   He says all eyes will be on the President tonight when he delivers the State of the Nation Address.   There are high expectations on what the President will deliver about moving into the vaccine interventions.   […]



Stage 3 load shedding in effect immediately

Kaya News   Loadshedding is set to resume tonight as Eskom is unable to meet current user demands. The power utility blames a constrained power generation system and two days of breakdowns for the system overload.   Stage 3 loadshedding will be implemented from 13h00 (10 February) until 06h00 tomorrow morning (11 February). The aim is to replenish emergency energy reserves and maintain a stable capacity with the energy provider […]



Minimum wage increased to R21,69 an hour

  By: Natasha Archary   As of the 1st March 2021, the National Minimum Wage per hour worked will increase from R20,76 to R21,69.   The announcement was made by Employment and Labour Minister Thulas Nxesi earlier today.   The National Minimum Wage amount excludes allowances for transport, tools, food, accommodation, tips, bonuses and gifts. It is the basic amount payable for an hour of work, that hard labourers, domestic […]



Eskom evidence to continue in State Capture

Kaya 959 News   The commission of inquiry looking into state capture will continue to hear Eskom related evidence today. Former Eskom Board Member, Venete Klein will be on the stand to present her case.   In September last year, Klein explained why the board paid millions to part ways with Eskom executives who were suspended in 2015.   Yesterday the commission heard evidence related to the power utility's decision […]



International travel for South Africans suspended

By: Natasha Archary   The halt in the AstraZeneca virus rollout in South Africa has meant the country is added to the list of banned entries to many international destinations.   This after the United States, Dubai, Amsterdam and Ireland suspends travel from South Africa due to the high risk of COVID-19 exposure.   With concern mounting over the variant of the virus that was first discovered by South African […]



South Africans are tired of empty promises at SONA

Kaya News   President of ActionSA Herman Mashaba said South Africans are tired of listening to the State of the Nation Address that does not provide concrete solutions.   Speaking ahead of President Ramaphosa’s address on Thursday, Mashaba called on South Africans and political parties who share a common goal to forge together and unseat the ANC.   He cites that the country has been brought to its knees by […]


Back to school


Education officials release final term dates for 2021

By Tamlyn Canham The Department of Basic Education has shared new details on what the 2021 academic year will look like. Scores of learners are expected to return to the classroom on Monday, February 15, after an increase in COVID-19 cases caused a delay in the start of the first term. Classes will run until April 23. Here's a look at the rest of the school year. 15 February – […]



Two life sentences for Keneilwe Pule’s killer

Kaya 959 News   Lungile Nxelelwa was sentenced to two life imprisonment sentences for the murder of his girlfriend, Keneilwe Pule.   The High Court ruling from the Palm Ridge Magistrate Court will decide his fate for the brutal murder in 2019.   The court also added an additional five years on his third charge for assault with intent to cause grievous bodily harm.   Pule was raped, killed using […]


Vaccine in vial


Calls for calm amid COVID-19 vaccine debacle

By Kaya 959 News Health experts are calling on South Africans to remain calm and give government some time to figure out the next move when it comes to the COVID 19 vaccine saga. Medical expert, Dr Aslam Dasoo, says the coronavirus pandemic is a dynamic one because the virus mutates while vaccines are being produced. He made the comments following a public outcry over the way government handled 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 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]