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Kaya 959 says goodbye to Dr Sindi van Zyl and Khaya Sithole

This week marks the end of Dr Sindi van Zyl, and Khaya Sithole’s journeys with Kaya 959, as both presenters tendered their resignations to the station today. Kaya 959’s resident doctor, joined the station in 2019 as the host of Sidebar with Sindi (Mondays-Thursdays, 19h00- 20h00). Her show explored multiple facets of health, family and relationships. She also profiled some of South Africa’s brightest stars. Dr Sindi will be taking […]



Kaya 959 Says Goodbye to ProVerb

After four years at the station, Kaya 959 bids farewell to Tebogo "ProVerb" Thekisho, who hosted Kayasette (Fridays, 12:00-15:00) and The Winner's Circle (Saturdays, 11:00-14:00). On Fridays the multi-talented host spotlighted local musicians through in-depth interviews and the Live & Unplugged Sessions. On his Saturday show he led insightful conversations with trailblazers in business and entertainment. "Thank you so much, Kaya 959. I'm eternally grateful for the wonderful experience and […]


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We Remember Dr Sibongile Khumalo

Iconic award-winning singer and songwriter,  Dr Sibongile Khumalo passed yesterday (28 January) of complications following a stroke. Born in Orlando West, Soweto in 1957, Khumalo was one of South Africa's most unique and unforgettable voices, who influenced countless musicians throughout her life. Known for her exceptional range, by the time the classically trained musician released her astounding first album, Ancient Evenings in 1996,  she had racked up quite the acclaim […]



Cultural Icon, Storyteller and Legendary DJ, Mzwandile Nzimande Passes On

It is with great difficulty that we share the news of  Mzwandile Nzimande's passing earlier today, as confirmed by his family.  DJ 1D, as he was affectionately known, was the pioneering co-founder of the iconic streetwear brand - Loxion Kulca, a storyteller and a highly accomplished figure in the South African music scene.  His passion for telling South African stories was evident in one of his recent projects —SABC 1’s […]



Jazzuary Masterclass 2021 – Atiyyah Khan

Atiyyah Khan is a journalist, researcher, selector, crate-digger, event organiser and archivist from Johannesburg, based in Cape Town. She is also the co-founder of music collective Future Nostalgia, which hosts listening session around Cape Town celebrating the culture of records. Khan has also experimented with self-publishing; her latest zine titled Bismillah references Islam and music in Africa. She also hosts and curates a show on the internet radio platform World […]



Jazzuary 2021: Rebirth of School

This month, Kaya 959 invites listeners to tune in for a month of exceptional music and masterclasses as part of Jazzuary 2021 which will stream exclusively on Jazzuary.FM - Kaya's online 24/7 jazz focus offering. Taking inspiration from Mile Davis' groundbreaking album Birth of the Cool, a record that inspired generations of musicians, this year, Jazzuary's theme is Rebirth of School. Working within an exceptional local jazz scene, South African […]



Nicky B Awarded the Order of Princess Magogo

Radio icon and the host of Kaya 959's The World Show, Nicky Blumenfeld, recently received the Order of Princess Magogo for her contribution to the development of indigenous arts and heritage in South Africa and globally.  Having been on Kaya 959 since its inception in 1997, Blumenfeld is much-loved for her weekly show which focuses on promoting both young and established musicians across the African diaspora. Nicky B was first […]


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Kaya 959 MD Greg Maloka Resigns

Kaya 959 board chairperson, Sizwe Mncwango, spoke to Kaya Breakfast to share an update on the investigation into allegations of financial mismanagement, sexual harassment and presiding over a toxic culture, levelled against former Managing Director, Greg Maloka. Last week Friday, Maloka resigned with immediate effect. “As any organisation, we rejected the accusations and allegations”, Mncwango told the Kaya Breakfast team. “But our conscience required us to further investigate.” He also acknowledged that […]



Gordon’s #BeALegend Conversations On Kaya 959 A Big Hit With Listeners

Saturday nights in June have sprinkled a special kind of magic over the Kaya 959 airwaves, with the Gordon’s #BeALegend conversation series on Kgomotso Meso’s Elite Nites, keeping South Africans informed and entertained. Listeners tuned in in big numbers to hear Kgomotso engage in conversation with local actors Nkosinathi ‘NayMaps’ Maphalala, the Khoza brothers SK and Abdul, of Isibaya and The Queen fame, and DJ Lamiez Holworthy about their challenges […]



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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]