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Banyana Banyana’s head coach, Desiree Ellis, to be awarded an Honorary Doctorate

Zuko Komisa Desiree Ellis (61), the four-time African Coach of the Year, will soon receive recognition for her work in the nation's women's football scene.At the university's graduation ceremony on Thursday, the Cape Peninsula University of Technology (CPUT) will award the Banyana Banyana coach with an honorary doctorate. Ellis who has conquered unchartered territories was recently recognized four times by the Confederation of African Football as the finest in women's […]



Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis nominated for the CAF Women’s Coach of the Year

Zuko Komisa Banyana Banyana coach Desiree Ellis nominated for the CAF Women's Coach of the Year. The preliminary CAF Award 2023 nominees for the several women's categories have been revealed. The nominees were chosen by a renowned panel consisting of CAF Technical Experts, Legends, and a few representatives from the media. The panel considered the nominees' achievements across all categories between December 2022 and November 2023. In 2022, Ellis was […]


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It’s do or die for Banyana Banyana who have to beat Italy to advance in WC

By: Natasha Archary Image: Banyana Banyana Instagram It's do or die for Banyana Banyana who have to beat Italy on Wednesday night, 02 August, in their final Group G clash in order to advance in the round 16 at the FIFA Women's World Cup. Team Coach, Desiree Ellis said the women's national team will treat the game against Le Azzurre (Italian side) like a final. Ellis addressed concerns after the […]


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WATCH: Warm welcome to African champions Banyana Banyana at OR Tambo

By Zuko Komisa The African Champions Banyana Banyana have landed. Numerous supporters gather at the OR Tambo International Airport today as they welcome the arrival of Banyana Banyana, champions of the 2022 Women's Africa Cup of Nations. On Tuesday morning, the squad arrived at the airport and was welcomed with a formal ceremony. Several speakers will be honouring the women as part of the festivities, including representatives from the sports ministry, Safa, […]



Banyana coach Ellis and Mamelodi Sundowns Ladies were honoured at the CAF Awards

By Zuko Komisa At the 2022 CAF Awards on Thursday night in Rabat, Morocco, Desiree Ellis, the head coach of Banyana Banyana, was honoured as Women's Coach of the Year. In her management career, Ellis has won the prize three times, having previously done so in 2018 and 2019. 3️⃣ SUCCESSIVE TIMES! 🤩🇿🇦 Desire Ellis is named 2️⃣0️⃣2️⃣2️⃣ Coach of the Year (WOMEN) AGAIN! 🧠#CAFAwards2022— #CAFAwards2022 (@CAF_Online) July 21, […]


SAFA moves closer to bringing VAR to Mzansi


Women’s football suffers due to drought

While the ongoing drought in the Western Cape has seen the delay in the start of this year’s Sasol League, most men’s leagues are continuing. The National First Division, ABC Motsepe League and SAB Leagues are about to wrap up their season and have continued playing largely as normal. But the women’s Sasol League will only start in June because  some of the AstroTurf facilities  being used for ABC Motsepe […]



Don’t wait till death to celebrate lives- Ellis

When Portia Modise announced her retirement in 2015 Safa promised her the world, yet to this day, the only South Africa to score 100 international goals is still not celebrated. But Modise is just one of many who contributed to the growth of women’s football that have been forgotten by South Africa. Veronica Phewa, Toni Carelse, Sibongile Khumalo and the late Eudy Simelane are just some of the Banyana players […]



Is Safa doubtful of Ellis’ capabilities?

Safa’s decision to appoint Desiree Ellis as permanent Banyana Banyana coach, shouldn’t have taken 18 months. Before Banyana Banyana took to Cameroon for the Afcon in 2016, the mother body was already speaking about getting a replacement for Vera Pauw (who had vacated the job after the Rio Olympics) but it took another year before the former captain was given the baton. The amount of time between Ellis taking over […]



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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;
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  • the State must respect, protect, promote and fulfil the rights in the Bill of Rights;


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  • 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,
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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.

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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.   

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