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31 000 staffing vacancies


Over 31 000 staffing vacancies in SA schools remain unfilled

By: Natasha Archary Image | Angie Motsekga - GCIS There are currently over 31 000 staffing vacancies in South African schools which remain unfilled. This was confirmed by Minister of Basic Education, Angie Motshekga in a written reply to the Democratic Alliance (DA) in Parliament. While Motshekga said filling the vacancies is an ongoing process, the DA has slammed the African National Congress (ANC) for disregarding government schools. The opposition's […]


Phophi Ramathuba


Health department’s response to Limpopo Health MEC video clip

By: Natasha Archary The National Department of Health says it doesn't have full context with regards to the viral video of Limpopo Health MEC, Phophi Ramathuba. MEC Ramathuba sparked xenophobic backlash after a video of her berating a Zimbabwean patient was shared to social media. In the clip, Ramathuba tells the female patient that she should go back home and have Zimbabwean President, Emmerson Mnangagwa foot her surgery bills. “You […]



Newly built R140m school unveiled at Rustenburg mining community

By Zuko Komisa In the mining town of Rustenburg, North West, the Ministers of Basic Education and Minerals and Energy officially revealed the newly constructed Waterkloof Hills Combined School, which is of international renown. Royal Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) and the North West Department of Education (NWDoE) entered into an agreement in 2019, on an equal financial contribution basis, to construct a much-needed primary and secondary school to the tune of […]


first day of school


Thousands of learners not placed on first day of school

Kaya News Reporter The Department of Education is aware there are learners who are still not place on the first day of school. As all inland schools return for the 2022 academic year on 12 January, the department still faces the challenge of placing Grade 1 and Grade 8 learners. Briefing media on the department's readiness for the start of school, Education Minister Angie Motshekga called for patience. The minister […]


COVID-19 Vaccine


No COVID-19 Vaccines for Learners

Kaya 959 News Reporter The Minister of Basic Education,  Angie Motshekga dismissed rumours of plans to administer the COVID-19 vaccine to learners. The COVID-19 vaccine is not approved for people under the age of 18 in South Africa. Motshekga urged rumour-mongers to stop causing unnecessary panic by spreading misinformation. The COVID-19 vaccine is approved for learners who are 18 years and older. Motshekga encourages those learners to vaccinate. Learners under […]


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Schools will close for October holiday

Kaya 959 News Reporter On August 19, the Department of Basic Education proposed the cancelation of the school October holiday. Also Read: DBE Proposes taking away October school holidays The proposal to cancel the October holiday was readdressed on Friday, 27 August. The Council of Education Ministers (CEM) discussed feedback received from stakeholders about the amended 2021 school calendar. The CEM presented three options to Minister Angie Motshekga. The statement […]


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COVID-19: Minister Motshekga to update on schools

By Kaya 959 News Department of Basic Education Minister Angie Motshekga is expected to address the country on Saturday on her department's response to the impact of COVID-19 on schooling. The briefing is due to take place at 2pm and it is unclear if it will have an impact on the department's plan to have all school pupils back at school on 27 July. In the last week, South Africa […]


Mid-year exams


Mid-year exams for matrics scrapped

Kaya 959 News  The Department of Basic Education has cancelled the mid-year examinations for Grade 12 learners to allow them time to cover the curriculum. Minister Angie Motshekga made the announcement during a presentation to the Portfolio Committee on Basic Education about the impact of COVID-19 on education. “We want to make up for the loss of time and for them to cover the curriculum. They did not go on […]


Matric pass rate


Concern over drop in matric pass rate

Natasha Archary   Minister of Basic Education Angie Motshekga is proud of the class of 2020 for achieving a 76.2% pass rate.   In what was the most bizarre academic year, 2020's matric results saw a decline of 5.1% from the 81.3% achieved by the class of 2019.   The drop is linked directly to the disruption in the academic calendar brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic. Concern over drop […]



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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 
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. 

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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. 

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  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. 

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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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  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

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  1. Queries

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