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Man Awarded R2.6 Million for Unlawful Arrest and Detention

Dohne Damons In a ruling that exposes police negligence and a shocking miscarriage of justice, Mr. Xulu has been awarded R 2.5 million in damages for his wrongful detention. This harrowing case highlights the dire consequences when law enforcement fails to uphold their duty to investigate claims of innocence. Mr. Xulu's ordeal began when he was arrested on his way to the police station to report an attempted robbery in […]


Itireleng Residents

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Sisters of Itireleng Fire tragedy in court today

Pitso Molemane The Itireleng Informal Settlement tragedy that claimed the lives of five children has taken a legal turn as the two sisters implicated in the incident are expected to appear in the Atteridgeville Court in Pretoria today. The two suspects, aged 37 and 38, have been formally charged with culpable homicide. It is alleged that the sisters locked the five children inside a shack before leaving to consume alcohol […]


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Joburg EMS offers these safety tips for the cold front

Dohne Damons A strong cold front is expected to reach the Western Cape on Friday evening and move eastwards. This cold front is expected to result in showers and rain as well as strong winds, cold temperatures,damaging waves and even some snow. The cold front is expected to reach the Western Cape on Friday and only spread further inward by Sunday. During colder temperatures, the possibility of unexpected fires can […]


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Isiphithiphithi: news you may have missed 14/06

It isn’t easy keeping up with the latest news when there is so much happening. We share a roundup of South Africa’s news stories you may have missed. 123 Years Old and Still Looking for the One Theresia Nyirakajumba, is a 123-year-old virgin who is still holding onto hope she will find her soulmate and fulfill her desire for intimacy. Nyirakajumba reflects back on the decisions she made in her […]


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Isiphithiphithi: news you may have missed 31/05

It isn’t easy keeping up with the latest news when there is so much happening. We share a roundup of South Africa’s news stories you may have missed. Newborn Babies placed in boxes is unacceptable A picture of newborn babies swaddled in blankets and placed in boxes at the Mahikeng Provincial Hospital is being investigated by the North West Department of Health. The incident reportedly happened on Saturday 20 May. […]


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Mahikeng Provincial Hospital placed newborn babies in boxes

Dohne Damons A picture of newborn babies swaddled in blankets and placed in boxes at the Mahikeng Provincial Hospital is being investigated by the North West Department of Health. The incident reportedly happened on Saturday 20 May. Mmusi Maimane shared a picture on Twitter and called for the resignation of the premiere. What the North West government is doing is cruel and inhumane. How can they place new born babies […]


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Church Group to Open a Case for mass murder in Hammanskraal

Pitso Molemane A religious group representing more than a thousand churches in the country started a class-action lawsuit process over the water crisis in Hammanskraal. The Active African Christian United Movement says it wants the court to hold the City of Tshwane accountable for the murder of a large number of people in Hammanskraal. The decision to take action happened after 20 people died after the cholera outbreak. The church […]


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City Power Cut-Off Operation turns violent in Soweto

Mongezi Koko The Diepkloof Crime Combating Unit and City Power carried out a cut-off operation of illegal connections in Soweto this morning. In an effort to slow down the proceedings of the operation, residents barricaded the main road that leads into the settlement. For some of the residents, the illegal connection is the only access they have to a power source. Affected residents shared with Kaya News that they were […]


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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]