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GALLERY: Charlotte Maxeke Hospital goes up in flames

By Motlagae Konyana Patients have been evacuated from the Charlotte Maxeke Hospital in Johannesburg. This is after a fire reignited hours after it was initially reported yesterday.  The firefighters had to battle the flames that initially broke out at the Hospital’s Dispensary Stores. Patients at the Charlotte Maxeke Johannesburg Academic Hospital have been being moved to other healthcare institutions due to concerns of smoke contamination and safety precaution Investigations were […]


Thomas and Skhumba

‘It feels fantastic to be coming back to the Kaya family’ says Thomas Msengana

By Motlagae Konyana Kaya welcomes back Thomas Msengana, who our listeners are familiar with, on the airwaves. Our Good Friday host Skhumba Hlophe will join Thomas, and both will host Thomas and Skhumba in the Morning, Monday-Fridays, between 06:00-09:00 from May 2021. Thomas and Skhumba are very excited about their new breakfast show starting on the 3rd of May 2021. "It feels fantastic to be coming back to the Kaya family. […]



Are you a functioning alcoholic?

Many people with a drinking problem often try to hide their alcoholism. People tend to say that they are functioning alcoholic – because they seem to be performing and being okay. Some people seem to be just fine even though they abuse alcohol. Experts call these people "functional" or "high-functioning" alcoholics. What is a functioning alcoholic? A high functioning alcoholic is someone who meets the criteria for alcohol dependency but […]



Dr. Zweli Mkhize calls for calm after suspending the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has called for calm and patience after temporarily suspending the Johnson and Johnson vaccine rollout. Mkhize says the decision is due to the recommendation of the United States Food and Drug Administration. The health authority recommended a pause pending an investigation into six reported cases of rare blood clots in patients who received the jabs in the US. South Africa has inoculated over 289 000 […]



Twitter to open Africa head office in Ghana

By Motlagae Konyana The San Francisco based social media platform Twitter has announced that its Africa headquarters will be in Ghana. The company's co-founder Jack Dorsey made the announcement on Twitter Monday.   In a statement released on Monday, the social media giant said that they are excited to announce that they were actively building a team in Ghana in line with our growth strategy.   There was speculation that […]



Occupants win court battle to stay in a hijacked home

A group of people 'captured' an abandoned house on 21 Bompas Road in Dunkeld West. Neighbours have complained about this house not being orderly with daily occurrences of noise, illegal brewing, and drinking. Approximately 50 people evicted on Tuesday after they illegally occupy private property in the luxurious northern suburb. The house owner, who is overseas, obtained an eviction order from the courts, and the eviction executed by the Red […]



Dr Sindi’s love for all South Africans was unwavering – Friend

Tributes continue to flow in throughout the weekend after the family of Dr. Sindi van Zyl said she had died two months after being diagnosed with Covid-19. The former Kaya 959 presenter died in a Johannesburg hospital a week after her 45th birthday. Many people took to Twitter to pay tribute to Dr. Sindi after Kaya 959 confirmed the presenter's death. Some people have never personally met her but shared […]



Unathi’s KayaFriday Five songs

By Motlagae Konyana It is said that knowing a person is like Music. What attracts us to them is their Melody. And as we get to know who they are, we learn their lyrics. We got to spent time with our Midday Joy presenter, Unathi and she shared her top five Friday songs. Tune in to Kaya 959 for Midday Joy with Unathi from […]



Meme honouring history and blackness in the African diaspora

By Motlagae Konyana Since last week people on Twitter have been sharing modern-day photos of celebrities, fashionistas, and iconic television moments in a black and white filter and claiming these people as their ancestors. This trend got everyone on Twitter suddenly having very famous grandparents or family members, except they're not really their family members. This is just another Twitter trend that is funnier than it should be and got […]



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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]