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Tips to help support your matriculant during the final exams

By: Natasha Archary Image: Ketut Subiyanto Pexels It's the final stretch of your matriculant's schooling career, and this time of year is full of high tension, stress and anxiety as your child takes on this milestone. This time of year is not only stressful for matriculants but can be an equally dreadful time for parents, siblings and other family members too. Creating a stress-free environment for your matriculant involves providing […]


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What to consider regarding funding your child’s tertiary education

By Zuko Komisa With the announcement of the 2022 matric results, there are parents across the country who are scrambling to find ways to fund their children's education. Over the years the price of education has been fast growing both locally and internationally. Students who have completed high school are applying to tertiary institutions, which aren't expanding quickly enough to accept everyone who applies. Many parents are choosing extra tutoring […]



The 2022 matric pass rate at 80.1%, a 3,7% improvement from the previous year

By Zuko Komisa The 2022 matric pass rate is at 80.1%, a 3,7% improvement from the previous year. The 2022 matric class passed their final exams with an 80.1% passing rate, which is a 3.7 percentage point increase from the 76.4% passing rate from the previous year. With an 88.5% pass percentage, the Free State province earned the top spot for the third year in a row, while Limpopo was […]



“Bathong!!!”: Matric learner arrives at the matric dance in a coffin

By Zuko Komisa There's never a dull day on social media. Following the global spread of photos of a student who arrived for matric dance in a casket, social media was a hive of conflicting opinions from users.  The young woman arrived at her school looking lifeless while donning a magnificent black and gold gown. Mzansi criticized the student's desperate attempt to gain influence, and some criticized her family for […]


Plettenberg Bay Rage festival organisers say they won't cancel event


Plettenberg Bay Rage festival organisers say they won’t cancel event

By Kaya 959 Reporter Update: The Plettenberg Bay Rage festival, also known as Plett Rage, has since been cancelled due to schools reporting an increase in COVID-19 cases.  Officials have reiterated calls for large gatherings to be postponed in light of the looming fourth wave of COVID-19 infections. Health experts say the current spike in case numbers leaves event-goers vulnerable to disease. The call comes as organisers of the Plettenberg […]


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A good night’s sleep can help overall performance in exams

We recently covered bad habits that are likely affecting your child's studying this exam season. One of those habits is not getting enough sleep because it can affect your overall performance in exams. Matriculants might be relieved that mid-year exams have been cancelled this year due to COVID-19. According to the Sleep Foundation, nine hours of sleep is the sweet spot for teens and between 7 to 9 hours is […]



Unemployed females: Opportunity to train as software developers

GirlCode is offering 30 females with a matric certificate the opportunity to train as software developers.   The organization headed by Tinyiko Simbine, one of the Mail & Guardian Top 200 Young South Africans, aims to help set young women up with skills development programs.   The learnership, which kicks off in April, will focus on the software development industry.   The 12-month learnership is a full-time practical training that […]


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Matric Supplementary exams: What’s new from 2019

By Nomali Cele As the matric supplementary exams system currently stands, matriculants have less than two weeks after the receipt of their results to register for supplements. Failure to register for the matric supplementary exams, whose deadline is usually around mid-January, means the learner will not be able to sit down for the exam. A supplementary exam is an opportunity for a learner to improve their overall result. After registering, […]


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Your child’s life after school: School is ending, now what?

By Nomali Cele Life after school is hard. It’s almost prelim time for matriculants and soon, regardless of how they ultimately perform, hundreds of thousands of young people will be out of school. Is your child one of them? After at least 12 years of getting a basic education, your child’s life sprawls in front of them. This is a big, exciting and largely confusing time in a young person's […]


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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. 

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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. 

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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

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  1. Queries

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