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Are you a functioning alcoholic?

Many people with a drinking problem often try to hide their alcoholism. People tend to say that they are functioning alcoholic – because they seem to be performing and being okay. Some people seem to be just fine even though they abuse alcohol. Experts call these people "functional" or "high-functioning" alcoholics. What is a functioning alcoholic? A high functioning alcoholic is someone who meets the criteria for alcohol dependency but […]



Dr. Zweli Mkhize calls for calm after suspending the Johnson and Johnson vaccine

Health Minister Dr. Zweli Mkhize has called for calm and patience after temporarily suspending the Johnson and Johnson vaccine rollout. Mkhize says the decision is due to the recommendation of the United States Food and Drug Administration. The health authority recommended a pause pending an investigation into six reported cases of rare blood clots in patients who received the jabs in the US. South Africa has inoculated over 289 000 […]



Breakfast team speaks Nina Hastie about mental health

There are different forms of depression, and they manifest differently from person to person. Comedian and actress Nina Hastie share her journey with depression on the Kaya 959 Breakfast show.  Nina says she suffers from manic depression. This is the most challenging form of depression to identify.   The award-winning comedian has had a tough life and survived mentally and physically. She has been a victim of sexual assault on […]



Dr Sindi’s love for all South Africans was unwavering – Friend

Tributes continue to flow in throughout the weekend after the family of Dr. Sindi van Zyl said she had died two months after being diagnosed with Covid-19. The former Kaya 959 presenter died in a Johannesburg hospital a week after her 45th birthday. Many people took to Twitter to pay tribute to Dr. Sindi after Kaya 959 confirmed the presenter's death. Some people have never personally met her but shared […]



Breakfast team shares the craziest things they have done for love

By Motlagae Konyana Social media went a buzz when South African actress, television host and artist Khanyi Mbau tattooed her boyfriend's name on her thigh; many felt that it was so permanent, while others shared how romantic it was and showed the seriousness of their relationship. Crazy-in-love, over-the-top gestures aren't limited to celebrities, though – real people have plenty of their own jaw-dropping "what I did for love" events that […]



Chippa United declared war on the SABC and veteran broadcaster Robert Marawa

By Kaya 959 Sports   Chippa United have, once again, withdrawn their appointment of Luc Eymael, this time in his capacity as Technical Advisor. As they did in December, when they tried to hire Eymael as head coach, the Chilli Boys received backlash for bringing the Belgian back to South Africa. Eymael was accused of making racist remarks late last year, calling fans of the Tanzanian side he was coaching […]



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 […]



Q&A: How Dr. Emmanuel Taban treats COVID-19

Dr. Emmanuel Taban is a pulmonologist at Mediclinic in Midstream, he has become well-known for his interesting and different approach in treating COVID-19 patients.  The author and doctor detail his life experiences in his book “The Boy Who never gave up” -documents how he left his home country South Sudan and how he became a successful pulmonologist. Dr. Taban’s novel treatment method involves the removal of mucus from the lungs […]



Bookbeak: This Innovative App tells African bedtime stories

By Zuko Komisa The need for African writers in both the upbringing of South African children as well as the curriculum is a conversation many parents have been exploring. With a flood of western fairy tales in bookstores, the need for traditional stories is on the rise. Breakfast with David had a conversation with Co-founder, and developer of a new app called Bookbeak, Kamo Sesing who shared the vision behind […]



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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]