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The things you have to replace now that kids are back to school

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock It's the day parents have been dreading, kids are back to school after the first term break and this means replacing items on an almost if not daily basis. From stationery to uniform items, and sometimes the entire school bag itself, Thomas and Skhumba asked parents to share some of the items that their children misplace or lose at school. With the cost of […]


Back to school


Back to school: 5 ways to ease fears

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock With the festive period behind us, it's time to prepare for back-to-school 2024. Cue anxiety, tears, sad little faces and a meltdown or two. Back to school can be daunting for both parents and the kids, unless you have a little rockstar who can't wait for the start of the new school year. The early morning rush and frenzied school runs are about to […]


5 000 late applications


5 000 late applications for Grade 1 and Grade 8 recorded

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock The Gauteng Department of Education (GDE) has recorded 5 000 late applications for Grade 1 and Grade 8 on the 2024 Online Admissions system on Monday, 18 December. Late applications will close on 31 January 2024, and documents must be submitted physically to schools once the academic year begins on 17 January 2024. To apply, parents and guardians should visit, and apply at […]



WATCH: Micheal Blackson opens a school in his hometown in Ghana

By Zuko Komisa Micheal Blackson has opened a school in his hometown in Ghana. Ghanaian-Liberian actor, philanthropist, Michael Blackson and comedian has established a free school in Ghana. In response to the rising need for services like top-notch education, cutting-edge research, and more possibilities, the foundation was established. A nonprofit organization called The Michael Blackson Foundation helps kids overcome challenges by giving them access to high-quality education so they can […]


Ditawana Primary School


New school shoes for all grade RR to Grade 3 learners at Soweto Primary School

Kaya 959 News Reporter More than 250 Grade RR to Grade 3 learners from Ditawana Primary School in Orlando Soweto received new school shoes today. The handover to the learners took place at Ditawana Primary School this morning. Kaya’s 959’s Breakfast Show hosts Thomas and Skhumba broadcast their morning show live from the school, adding to the excitement in the air. The sizable donation of shoes was made possible as […]


rotational learning


End to rotational learning and no more social distancing in schools

Kaya News Reporter Cabinet has welcomed the decision for all public schools in South Africa to end the rotational learning structure. The decision comes after a special Cabinet meeting on Monday, 31 January where Cabinet adjusted the Alert Level 1 Covid-19 regulations. This follows meetings with the National Coronavirus Command Council (NCCC) and the President's Coordinating Council (PCC) which indicated that the country has passed the 4th-wave. The following changes […]


Healthy snacks


3 Easy, healthy lunchbox snacks for kids

Snacks are a good way to curb hunger and with kids it's important that they develop healthy eating habits from a young age. Forming a foundation of good eating patterns gives your child a positive relationship with food. Keeping lunchbox snacks fun but healthy means your child is more open to trying new food groups. Here are 3 easy, healthy snacks to try. Get your snack on Peanut butter and […]


700 000 learners


An estimated 700 000 learners dropped out of school

Kaya News Reporter The Department of Basic Education said the projected number of learners who dropped out of school is 700 000. This was due largely in part to the Covid-19 pandemic which gripped the world since March 2020. Drop out rates in the country are at the highest they've been in 20-years. An estimated 700 000 learners between 7 and 17-years dropped out of school in 2021. Most parents […]




“Send your private school bill to Panyaza Lesufi!” says ANCYL in Joburg

By: Natasha Archary The ANC Youth League (ANCYL) in Johannesburg has issued the Department of Education an ultimatum. Calling for the Gauteng Education MEC to foot the bill of the thousands of learners who do not have placement at school. The ANCYL is calling for parents to send their children to private schools and send their bills to Gauteng Education MEC, Panyaza Lesufi. The league's spokesperson for Johannesburg, Penuel Maduna […]



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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]