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New beginnings: Important areas to set goals in this year

Zuko Komisa

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It’s a new year and you need to start prioritizing important areas of your life and set goals for them this year.

The reality is it’s never too late to start planning your perfect, bright tomorrow. With all that said here are some essential areas in your life that need your undivided attention in 2024.

Let’s start with your health

This is the most crucial of all the areas, your body is going to carry you this year. It is the engine of your dreams, you will need it to get the rewards for all your effort. Take care of it, exercise 20 minutes three times a week, give yourself time to recover with rest days, and aim to eat healthier. Starting today decide on a routine that works for you. It will be the deciding factor of how far you’ll go this year.

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Constant growth only happens when you plan for it, there’s nothing as priceless as being financially liberated. The beginning of the year is a perfect time to re-evaluate where you are in your quest to build generational wealth.

It’s time to get serious about your savings, plotting how to increase your retirement fund, drastically lower your debts, bump up your investments, and be more financially savvy this year. There is no time like the present to get your finances in order.

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Mental health

Last year was a curtain raiser for the realities of mental health, we lost many beloved young and old. Your peace of mind and happiness matters; take it seriously this year.

If you have issues you’ve never dealt with, book a session with a therapist.

If you long for more connection with your source, make it a priority.

Don’t be afraid to admit you have a problem. Remember every success in your life will depend on a healthy mind, getting to work in that regard will shift the needle.


How will you be the light in every room this year? The supportive and encouraging force in all your treasured relationships.

Start by listing relationships that matter to you, those that need to be paused and those that need to be repaired. Every day make time for those that matter to you, a text a phone call, or sharing a coffee, goes a long way. Remember to be to others what you want them to be for you, you will need all the support you get this year.

Getting better at what you do

What skill do you wish you had to make your life easier? What seminars do you need to book today? What do you need to do to be an even better version of yourself this year?

Getting better will make you feel better. Maybe you need to go back to school this year, or you need a mentor or you need an advanced course in what you do to take you to the next level. Only you know what you need to do. Make this year a year of being closer to being regarded as one of the best in your industry.

Enjoying Life

Make time for something that you love doing. There is beauty in just being happy with the simplest things. Surround yourself with things and people that make you happy. Be deliberate in approaching every situation and watch how you will begin to enjoy every day of your life.

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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 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

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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 
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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.    

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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. 

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