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Timeline of the assassination of Rapper Kiernan “AKA” Forbes

Zuko Komisa Events Leading Up to the Assassination: AKA was hired to perform at Club Yugo in Durban. SAPS said the rapper was followed from his arrival at King Shaka International Airport on Friday, 10 February, to the Hilton Hotel he was staying at, and finally to Wish restaurant. Before his murder, AKA shared his live location on Instagram, taking videos of when he went to a barber on Florida […]


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AKA, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G. – unpacking stories behind assassinations of famous hip hop artists

Zuko Komisa Image | AKA Biggie Small, Tupac Shakur / X AKA, Tupac Shakur, Notorious B.I.G. - unpacking stories behind assassinations of famous hip hop artists. The Notorious B.I.G., South African rapper AKA, 2PAC, and other well-known musicians are among the music industry assassinations that have come as a shock to music lovers across the world. It's overwhelming how long the list of musicians who were shot and killed, the […]


The meaning behind AKA's album title: Mass Country


AKA’s Mass Country surpasses 99 million streams

Katlego Sekhu image cred: instagram/@blavk_rebel This past weekend marked one year since AKAs last album, Mass Country, was released. To celebrate this special occasion, AKAs team has announced that the album has surpassed over 99 million streams in the past twelve months—a remarkable achievement that only a few albums can boast. "Mega numbers for the Megacy! Thank you to the Megacy for getting Mass Country this far one year later. […]


Nadia and Kairo


Nadia and Kairo release 36 balloons at AKA’s gravesite on his birthday

By: Natasha Archary Image: Nadia Nakai Instagram Nadia Nakai and Kiernan "AKA" Forbes' daughter Kairo released 36 balloons at the slain rapper's gravesite on Sunday, 28 January on what would have been his birthday. The biodegradable balloons were chosen by AKA's daughter, whom he shared with DJ Zinhle, so they don't harm the environment and were all white. Nadia, a rapper herself was dating AKA at the time and released […]


Nadia Nakai previews her tribute song for AKA


LISTEN: Nadia Nakai previews her tribute song for AKA

Zuko Komisa Image | @Nadianakai /Instagram LISTEN: Nadia Nakai previews "Never Leave", a tribute song for AKA. Nadia Nakai revealed the release date of "Never Leave," her upcoming AKA tribute song featuring Kashcpt. She recently shared a sneak peek of the moving song "Never Leave" on social media. It will be released this Friday, January 26. And the day I got that news, I wish you kept on this damn […]


AKA's new track will feature Kabza Da Small


The Kiernan Forbes Foundation to launch new merch on AKA’s birthday

Katlego Sekhu image cred: instagram/@akaworldwide Late South African rapper AKA''s The Kiernan Forbes Foundation and Bravado have announced a special collaboration to honour the legendary rapper who passed away in February 2023. The collaboration also provides an opportunity for emerging South African artists to showcase their talent and brings an unparalleled experience for AKA’s fans to enjoy. As part of Kiernan’s upcoming birthday celebrations, from January 26th to 28th, a […]


Lynn Forbes Lynn Forbes shares last Christmas moments with AKA


WATCH: Lynn Forbes shares touching video of AKA’s last Christmas

Katlego Sekhu image: Instagram/@lynnforbesza Lynn Forbes, the mother of the late South African rapper AKA, recently posted a video showcasing her Christmas celebrations in 2022, unknowingly marking the final holiday season spent with her beloved son. The footage captures a heartwarming moment as AKA presents his daughter Kairo with a meaningful gift, all while enjoying a delightful lunch with his family, including his girlfriend Nadia Nakai. Tragically, AKA's life was […]


AKA's new track will feature Kabza Da Small


AKA’s new track will feature Kabza De Small

Katlego Sekhu image cred: instagram/@akaworldwide Vth Season recently announced the upcoming release of a remix for the late rapper AKA's popular single Company. This exciting remix will feature the talented Kabza De Small and Kiddogram. Taking to social media, Vth Season shared a teaser, building anticipation for the release of this highly anticipated remix. AKA tragically passed away in February of this year, along with his friend Tibz, on Florida […]


AKA's blood-stained shoes


Lynn Forbes breaks down talking about holding onto AKA’s blood-stained shoes

By: Natasha Archary Lynn Forbes broke down on a recent episode of DJ Zinhle: The Unexpected, talking about how she's held onto her late son, Kiernan "AKA" Forbes' blood-stained shoes. The slain rapper's emotional mother shared that she doesn't know why she held onto the shoes he was wearing on the night he was gunned down, but doesn't feel ready to let them go. "I know I need to go […]


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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

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]