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recruits 10 000 police officers

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Bheki Cele recruits 10 000 police officers

By: Natasha Archary Image | @SAPoliceService /Twitter Police Minister Bheki Cele has recruited 10,000 police officers to ensure the streets are "sanitized" from crime this festive season and beyond. Cele announced on Sunday, 10 December that the new recruits will officially join the South African Police Service (SAPS) on Friday, 15 December after completing their recruitment programmed, Project 10K. Point of View with Phemelo Motene spoke to Police National Spokesperson, […]


7 000 people murdered


Almost 7 000 people murdered in SA over 3-months

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock Almost 7 000 people were murdered in South Africa between July and September 2023, a decrease of just 0.8%. Although the number is slightly lower than the same period from the previous year, the latest crime statistics painted a bleak picture for contact crimes in the country. This includes contact crimes, sexual assault, hijackings and robberies at residential and non-residential premises. Police Minister Bheki […]


National Safer Festive Season Operations


Bheki Cele says police don’t know weekends, as they are always fighting crime

By: Natasha Archary Image: SAPS National Spokesperson Athlenda Mathe Twitter Police Minister Bheki Cele said police don't know weekends, as they are always working and fighting crime. The Minister was speaking at a media briefing on Monday, 16 October, where he warned South Africans about the high crime days. "Police don't get weekends off now. Station commanders don't know anything called weekends. Many of them have outstanding cases on murder, […]


National Safer Festive Season Operations


SAPS launches National Safer Festive Season Operations

By: Natasha Archary Image: SAPS National Spokesperson Athlenda Mathe Twitter The National Safer Festive Season Operations have been rolled out, with the South African Police Service (SAPS) already hitting the ground running in the Western Cape. On Monday, 16 October police in the province seized R75 million worth of counterfeit goods and R200 000 in cash from a shopping centre in Belville, Cape Town. The raid was part of the […]


2000 arrests


SAPS make 100 000 arrests with Operation Shanela

By: Natasha Archary Image: Tima Miroshnichenko Pexels The South African Police Service (SAPS) have made 100 000 arrests with Operation Shanela, since May 2023. National Police Commisioner, General Fannie Masemola said the high-density operation, "Operation Shanela", is making strides and progress in the fight against crime. To date, 109 540 arrests have been made, with more than 9 500 suspects being arrested in the past week alone. Masemola said the […]


SANDF deployed


SANDF deployed for BRICS Summit

By: Natasha Archary Image: SANDF Twitter Minister of Police, Bheki Cele has deployed the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) and a special police task force to protect delegates of the 15th BRICS Summit taking place in Sandton from 22 to 24 August. Cele, and National Police Commissioner, Fannie Masemola, addressed the forces who will be deployed for the Summit on Monday, 21 August, at Innes Free Park, Sandton. The […]



Sexual offences and murder drop in 1st Quarter

By: Natasha Archary Image: Kindel Media Pexels Sexual offences and murder rates have dropped in South Africa in the 1st Quarter, but Police Minister Bheki Cele said this isn't cause for celebration. Cele delivered the latest crime statistics for the country on Friday, 18 August in Pretoria, noting a decrease in murder, property related and contact crimes between April and June 2023. However, the Police Minister said that while the […]


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Cele grilled about N1 VIP Protection Unit assault

By: Natasha Archary Facing Parliament's Police Portfolio Committee on Wednesday, 16 August, Police Minister Bheki Cele was grilled about the shocking VIP Protection Unit assault which took place in his absence last month. Cele, who finally broke his silence about the incident which sparked mass public outrage, says he was abroad at the time, but affirmed that National Police Commissioner, General Fannie Masemola, and Deputy President Paul Mashatile, said everything […]


flush zama zamas out

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Cele promises Riverlea specialized units will flush zama zamas out

By: Natasha Archary Image: SAPS Twitter Police Minister Bheki Cele has promised the community of Riverlea that specialized units will flush zama zamas out of the area within 24-hours. The Minister visited Riverlea on Monday, 31 July, after residents barricaded roads in protests following the discovery of 5 bodies from weekend shootouts between zama zamas. Cele told residents to hold him to his word that illegal miners in the area […]


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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 www.kaya959.co.za 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]