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“The most hectic first three months of motherhood” – Sneziey Msomi shares her experience

Zuko Komisa Image | @snezieymsomi /Instagam "The most hectic first three months of motherhood" Sneziey Msomi shares her experience. Idols SA season 15 runner-up Sneziey Msomi has opened up about some of the challenges and triumphs she experienced in the first 3 months of being a first-time mother. She gave birth in June and made the news of her pregnancy public in May where she talked about the difficulties she […]



Idols SA season 12 contestant Terra Cox has passed away

Zuko Komisa Image | @terka_8 /Instagram Idols SA season 12 contestant Terra Cox has passed away. Tersius Eathon Kocks, professionally known as Terra Cox, who finished in the top four of Idols SA 12, has passed away. In the 2016 Idols SA auditions, Terra placed third behind the winner, Noma Khumalo, and the runner-up, the late Thami Shobede. Terra signed a contract with Gallo Records after leaving Idols, making show […]



SNAPS! Idols star Sneziey Msomi welcomes first child

Zuko Komisa Image | @visualsbywonga | @snezieymsomi /Instagram SNAPS! Idols star Sneziey Msomi welcomes first child. Sneziey Msomi, a runner-up on season 15 of Idols SA, and her husband Zolani Vusani had welcomed their first child, Owomusa Ziyana. She made the news of her pregnancy public in May and talked about the difficulties she faced prior to getting pregnant. Msomi announced the good news with an Instagram video that chronicled […]


Online entries open for Idols SA farewell season


Online entries for Idols SA farewell season now open

By Katlego Sekhu The 19th and final season of Idols SA is upon us and you could be part of it if you have what it takes. Online entries opened on Sunday 12 February 2023 at midday. To enter visit the Idols SA website and follow the entry mechanisms, including uploading a video of yourself singing. If you are part of chosen few, you will then take part in auditions […]


AKA reveals he always wanted to be an Idols SA judge


AKA reveals he always wanted to be an Idols SA judge

By Katlego Sekhu Mnet announced recently that the long-running music show Idols SA would be coming to an end after 21 years on our screens. The music show was renewed for a 19th season which will be its last. Award-winning rapper AKA was one of the many South Africans disappointed to hear the news. The Lemonade hitmaker revealed that it was a life-long dream of his to be a judge […]


Police officer Thapelo Molomo wins Idols SA


Warrant officer Thapelo Molomo wins Idols SA

By Wanique Block After weeks of gruelling competition, the winner of Idols SA season 18 has officially been announced! During the extravagant live finale on Sunday, 29-year-old SAPS warrant officer Thapelo Molomo was crowned as the winner for Idols SA season 18. After his name was called out, Thapelo kneeled and prayed on stage. Thapelo then performed his debut solo single on stage titled Phanda. As the winner of Idols […]


Lloyd Cele


Lloyd Cele denies rumours he’s losing his home

By: Natasha Archary South African singer, Lloyd Cele has denied rumours he's set to lose his multimillion Rand home after falling behind on payments. The 2010 Idols SA runner-up hit back at a local publication, Zimoja for publishing a false report that the singer could no longer afford repayments on his home. "According to court papers seen by Zimoja, Cele and his wife Sandeine entered into an agreement with the […]


Somizi and Thembi Seete


WATCH: Somizi and Thembi Seete clash on Idols SA

By: Natasha Archary It was the clash of personalities, when Somizi and Thembi Seete locked horns on Idols SA. While some say the spat between the two judges was staged to attract more viewers, neither one backed down as the credits rolled. It seems that Somizi grew increasingly annoyed with Thembi for her apparent continuous interruptions while he was talking. "When it happened the first time I ignored it, now […]



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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 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]