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Adoption in SA


Know your rights: Adoption in SA

By: Natasha Archary Child protection statistics put the number of orphans in South Africa at approximately 5.2 million. With a steady decline in adoption rates in the country and a rise in the number of orphans over the years, the stark reality is that adoption is not being considered more. A review of the Registry of Adoptable Children and Parents shows that most parents sought a child of their own […]



The breakfast team shares the top best and worst things for them about being old.

It is said that age is just a number, but growing old and the many changes it brings with it is often viewed negatively. It is inevitable that we are ageing daily and yearly. It is time for us to enjoy this fact and stop worrying about something we cannot change. Our grandparents would advise that instead of worrying about acne or losing a boyfriend during your younger age, you […]



Brandy is aging in reverse over the years

By Motlagae Konyana Black Girl Culture shared Brandy, Eve, and Naturi's image that went viral and got everyone on Twitter sharing how young the actress is looking. The American singer, songwriter, record producer, actress, and businesswoman Brandy Norwood is looking way younger than she did in the 80s. Yes, with all the luxurious skincare products and fitness programs that all the celebrities go through because of what their jobs require […]



Archaeology shows how ancient African societies managed pandemics

Shadreck Chirikure, University of Cape Town Every so often, a pandemic emerges that dramatically alters human society. The Black Death (1347 - 1351) was one; the Spanish flu of 1918 was another. Now there’s COVID-19. Archaeologists have long studied diseases in past populations. To do so, they consider a wide array of evidence: settlement layout, burials, funerary remains, and human skeletons. For example, because of archaeologists we know that the […]



Kaya 959 wins big at the 10th South African Radio Awards

Johannesburg, South Africa (17 April  2020) Earlier this afternoon, members of the radio fraternity tuned in from various parts of the country to celebrate the most outstanding achievements in South African radio broadcasting. Now in their 10th year, the prestigious South African Radio Awards went virtual for the first time in history due to the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown. It was another triumphant moment for the Home of the Afropolitan, as […]



Oliver Tambo Documentary: A General And A Diplomat

By Kagiso Mnisi The dual role of Oliver Reginald Kaizana Tambo as a General of uMkhontho weSizwe and Diplomat for the liberation movement;  makes him by far a prominent figure in the African political and historical narratives. Featuring a stellar cast of commentators some including Dr. Lindiwe Mabuza and  Dr. Zuki Tshabalala, A General And A Diplomat deciphers the factors that made O.R. the juggernaut he is and the teachings […]


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Celebrate life at Gratitude restaurant

By: Natasha Archary It’s the season for sundowners and summery flavours lingering on your taste-buds and we have just the spot for you. Gorgeous views of the lake, tantalizing food on your plate and a feel-good place that prides itself on Afropolitan flair.   “Gratitude - Celebrate life”, is an upmarket seafood restaurant that is owned by the most aspirational couple we’ve had the pleasure of meeting. With the ambition […]



Kaya Breakfast – The Only Way To Start Your Mornings

  Week mornings will never be the same again. This September, we’re refreshing our line up with a new show — Kaya Breakfast. Afropolitans are in for a treat when they tune into their favourite frequency next week, where they will hear two new voices alongside David O’Sullivan —seasoned broadcaster Thabiso Sikwane and larger-than-life comedian Jason Goliath. For the past two and a half years,  veteran broadcaster David O’Sullivan had […]


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Mapaseka Mokwele ends her 7 years at Kaya 959

Over the last seven years, Mapaseka Mokwele has led insightful conversations about family, intimacy, parenting, sex and sexuality on the much-loved show, Home with Mapaseka. Afropolitan listeners had come to rely on her skills as a seasoned broadcaster to facilitate some of the most difficult conversations about life in our homes. It is therefore with sadness that we announce the end of her tenure at Kaya 959 as she leaves […]



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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]