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“We have to increase the quality and quantity of the middle-class” – COPE’s Thomas Mofokeng on the economy

Zuko Komisa "We have to increase the quality and quantity of the middle-class" - COPE's Thomas Mofokeng on the economy. Point of View with Phemelo Motene spoke to Congress of the People (COPE) Gauteng Chairperson, Thomas Mofokeng who outlined the COPE's manifesto. In the general elections scheduled for May, the Congress of the People asserts that it will gain more seats in Parliament and make gains throughout the nation. COPE's […]



WATCH: Amendments to the Constitution and more with COPE

Will Patrick Lekota resign from his position, what election reform in the country has COPE called for, and what is COPE's opinion on the amendment of the Constitution? Phemelo Motene delves into these questions and more, with COPE Gauteng Chairperson Thomas Mofokeng. Stay informed with Road to Elections with Phemelo Motene on Kaya 959 Point of View:



COPE national spokesperson Dennis Bloem has resigned from the party

Zuko Komisa COPE national spokesperson Dennis Bloem has resigned from the party. Congress of the People (COPE) national Spokesperson, Dennis Bloem has announced his resignation from the political party with immediate effect. Bloem who has been a long standing member of COPE, represented the party in the National Council of Provinces from 2009 to 2014 and before that he represented the African National Congress in Parliament from 1994 to 2009. He […]


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Unpacking the latest expulsions of COPE members

Zuko Komisa Image | Willie Madisha and Terror Lekota - Twitter Unpacking the latest expulsions of COPE members. The court is anticipated to rule on the struggle for control within the Congress of the People (Cope). Willie Madisha, a Cope MP, filed a lawsuit against Mosiuoa Lekota, a fellow party member. Point of View with Phemelo Motene spoke to COPE’s Gauteng Provincial Chairperson Tom Mofokeng about the expulsion of members. […]


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COPE deregistered as company on CIPC

Zuko Komisa Image | @COPE Congress of the People COPE deregistered as company on CIPC. The Congress of the People (COPE) has reportedly been deregistered as company on CIPC. Despite being deregistered as a company, COPE is still registered as a political party under Section 15 (A) (1) of the Electoral Commission Act 51 of 1996. Earlier news reports had indicated that the party was deregistered. COPE member and speaker […]


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COPE has terminated deputy president Willie Madisha and Mzwandile Nhleko’s membership

Zuko Komisa Image | Willie Madisha (Youtube screenshot) COPE has terminated deputy president Willie Madisha and Mzwandile Nhleko's membership. Willie Madisha, who is the vice president of the Congress of the People (Cope), has been expelled as a member of the political party. The decision to fire Madisha and Mzwandile Nhleko, the party's secretary for elections, was made during the national committee meeting of Cope on Sunday, according to the […]


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City of Tshwane still without mayor

By: Natasha Archary The City of Tshwane is still without a mayor after Mncedi Ndzwanana, city council speaker adjourned Wednesday's special sitting without consensus reached on COPE councillor, Justice Sefanyetso. This after the controversial resignation of Murunwa Makwerela, highlighted the fake rehabilitation certificate for his insolvency. Failing to replace Makwerela last week, Wednesday's sitting ended in an impasse, with speaker adjourning the session until further notice. While COPE is motioning […]


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Dr Murunwa Makwarela from COPE elected Tshwane Mayor

By: Natasha Archary Dr Murunwa Makwarela, councillor from COPE, has been elected the Executive Mayor of Tshwane. Makwarela who served as council speaker took 112 votes against the DA's Cilliers Brink who received 101 votes. The blow to the DA comes after the ANC-EFF coalition worked to favour Makwarela. Phemelo Motene with Phemelo Motene spoke to Coalitions and Elections Expert, Wayne Sussman who gave a breakdown of the numbers and […]


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COPE members attack each other at media briefing

By: Natasha Archary Chaos broke out at COPE's media briefing when party members attacked each other in a physical altercation. It is believed that a faction within COPE interrupted leader, Mosiuoa Lekota's briefing where he was addressing the media about developments preceding his suspension. Disgruntled party members want Lekota to vacate his seat with immediate effect as they say he lacks the strength to lead COPE. Things escalated when Willie […]



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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]