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“Today is the final day!” – Voter registration closes today (Friday) at midnight

Zuko Komisa Image | @CyrilRamaphosa /X "Today is the final day!" - Voter registration closes today (Friday) at midnight. The Independent Electoral Commission of South Africa has said that voter registration, and personal information updates on the platform are available to citizens until midnight. Until midnight, foreign nationals can also utilize the same voter registration platform. Voters can also reach out to the Chat-bot on the 0600 88 00 00 […]



Final voter registration weekend to take place on 3 and 4 February 2024

Zuko Komisa Final voter registration weekend to take place on 3 and 4 February 2024. The dates for the second and last voter registration weekend before the 2024 national and provincial elections have been released by the Electoral Commission. The Voter Registration Weekend, which will take place on February 3 and 4, 2024, has been announced by the Electoral Commission. It will enable new voters to register and current voters […]



Over one million people registered to vote over the weekend

Zuko Komisa Voter putting ballot Into voting box. Generative AI. Over one million people registered to vote over the weekend. The Electoral Commission reports that over a million registrations were made at 23,296 polling places by the end of the first day of the event. 91% of the polling places had opened by 8 a.m. today, and the remaining ones opened by 8 p.m. The IEC said in a statement […]


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“Your democracy, own it!” Independent candidates can contest provincial and national elections

By: Natasha Archary Earlier this year, President Cyril Ramaphosa signed the Electoral Amendment Bill which would allow independent candidates to contest both provincial and national elections. Ramaphosa said the Amendment Bill would be a milestone for the country and democracy, by paving the way for independent candidates. South Africa's electoral system was always based on political parties, but that may soon be a thing of the past. On Thursday, 24 […]



Democratic Alliance loses Nelson Mandela Bay municipality to the ANC by 1 vote

Kaya 959 Reporter The DA has just lost Nelson Mandela Bay municipality to the ANC by 1 vote. The ANC fielded its councillor Eugene Johnson and she won with 60 votes. Former Bay mayor and the DA’s mayoral candidate Nqaba Bhanga received 59 votes. Only 119 councillors voted as DA MPL Retief Odenaal — listed as a PR candidate councillor on the IEC list — was absent. The metro’s new […]


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Ramaphosa calls on parties to unite for the sake of the people

By Kaya 959 Reporter President Cyril Ramaphosa has called on political parties and newly elected councillors to work together to build communities. Ramaphosa says the people have spoken. His speech culminated with the end of the country's local government elections and results announcement "Those in whom they have placed their trust – the elected councillors – now need to get down to work," Ramaphosa says. He adds that in the […]


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ActionSA rakes in township votes as IEC tallies up election results

By Kaya 959 Reporter The Electoral Commission of South Africa (IEC) has tallied votes in at least 94 municipalities across the country. Early results show a massive spike in votes in favour of ActionSA, especially in townships in Gauteng. The IEC reported that 55% of the 64 502 results expected have been finalised. "The Northern Cape has completed 89% of its results, followed by Western Cape at 72% and in […]


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Herman Mashaba and Mzwanele Manyi’s heated Twar

By: Natasha Archary    ActionSA leader Herman Mashaba and the African Transformation Movement’s (ATM) Mzwanele Manyi butted heads in a heated Twar. The fiery exchange happened after the Independent Electoral Commission omitted ActionSA's name from the ballot paper and only used the party's logo. Blaming the party for not including an abbreviation, the IEC did not take responsibility for the error. Expressing his grievances on Twitter, Herman Mashaba and Mzwanele […]


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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 www.kaya959.co.za 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]