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exam cheating scandal


Over 1000 matriculants implicated in exam cheating scandal

By: Natasha Archary Over 1000 matriculants are implicated in an exam cheating scandal which involved bribing teachers up to R1500 for the correct answers. On Monday, the Department of Basic Education (DBE) said it is investigating an anonymous tip involving at least 1127 matriculants from Mpumalanga. The learners reportedly agreed to pay teachers R1500 for the answers to several papers over a WhatsApp group. All this was done while learners […]


unsolvable Maths Paper 2


Unsolvable Maths Paper 2 question will be excluded from marking process

By: Natasha Archary Matriculants can breathe a slight sigh of relief as the Department of Basic Education (DBE) will be excluding an unsolvable Maths Paper 2 question from the marking process. This after a number of teachers and matric learners complained about the question which could not be solved correctly. The DBE were requested to review Question 5.1 of the second Maths paper in November with a number of schools […]


gender-neutral bathrooms


Department of Education pushes for schools to be more inclusive with gender neutral bathrooms

By: Natasha Archary The Department of Basic Education (DBE) is putting forward a plan for schools to be more inclusive with gender neutral bathrooms. Draft guidelines will include removing gender-specific pronouns when referring to learners, and setting up unisex or gender neutral bathrooms. Public comment on the guidelines will be open next year, but there have already been resistance to the proposal by a number of political parties who are […]


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 […]


publishing of matric results


DBE taken to court to reverse decision on publishing matric results

Kaya News Reporter   The Department of Basic Education (DBE) will need to wait for the Pretoria High Court's decision on the publishing of matric results. This after Afriforum and two other parties have opposed the DBE decided to protect the identities of learners and abide by the POPIA act. On Wednesday, 12 January the Information Regulator met with the DBE to discuss the conditions around the publishing of matric […]


empty school classroom


DBE proposes taking away October school holidays

By Kaya 959 Reporter The Department of Basic Education is planning to cancel the October school holidays. DBE spokesperson, Elijah Mhlanga said they are in talks with stakeholders about the plans. A decision on the matter has not been finalised. Mhlanga said an announcement will be made on any planned changes. The idea is to make up for lost time stemming from the various lockdowns in the country. However, teacher […]


Parent assaulting teacher/ Twitter screenshot


Department of Basic Education condemns parent who assaulted a teacher

By: Poelano Malema The Department of Basic Education has spoken out against a parent who was seen attacking a teacher. Last week, a video went viral showing a parent beating up a teacher on the school premises. In the video, the parent can even be seen knocking her to the ground. The incident took place at Phera Primary School in Tsetse Village near Mafikeng on Monday, 15 June 2021. The […]



Patience class of 2020, matric results will be released soon

By: Natasha Archary  Matriculants will have to wait a little longer for their final exam results.   Chief Director for Examination at the Department of Basic Education Department, Dr. Rufus Poliah, explained that most Grade 12s would receive their results on the 25th February as scheduled.   Poliah was briefing parliament’s portfolio committee in basic education about the state of last year’s exam leak and the progress made so far The […]



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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]