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Ramaphosa's travel gluttony


DA calls for Public Protector to investigate Ramaphosa’s travel “gluttony”

By: Natasha Archary Image: Presidency ZA The Democratic Alliance (DA) is calling for Public Protector, Koleka Gcaleka to investigate President Cyril Ramaphosa's travel "gluttony" while South Africans starve. This comes after the President's onboard catering for the Inkwazi Presidential jet cost a whopping R600 000 last year, when Ramaphosa and 18 VIP guests attended Queen Elizabeth II's funeral and a State Visit to London. Catering on the 12-hour flight to […]


Busisiwe Mkhwebane


Ad hoc committee finds Mkhwebane guilty of incompetence and misconduct

Zuko Komisa Busisiwe Mkhwebane/ Instagram Parliamentary Ad hoc committee has found Busisiwe Mkhwebane guilty of incompetence and misconduct. Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been found guilty of incompetence and misconduct by parliament’s ad hoc committee investigating her fitness to hold office. Additionally, they concur with the evidence that she "victimized" officials while serving as the country's Public Protector. The committee must now adopt a draft report and submit it to Mkhwabane for […]


Busisiwe Mkhwebane


Who will be the next Public Protector? 8 candidates have been shortlisted

Zuko Komisa Busisiwe Mkhwebane/ Instagram Eight applicants have been shortlisted by Parliament's Ad Hoc Committee for the Appointment of South Africa's Public Protector, and interviews are scheduled to take place in August. The Office of the Public Protector has the he power to investigate any conduct of government or administration that is seen as improper/ prejudiced. Advocate Busisiwe Mkhwebane's current tenure as president expires in October. Also Read: 5-year old […]


ConCourt Ruling on Public Protector Suspension


Watch Live: The ConCourt ruling on the suspension of the Public Protector

Dohne Damons The ConCourt delivers judgment on the ruling made by the Western Cape High Court's order that declares that Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane's suspension is invalid. What the ruling addresses (1/4) Judgment to be handed down on Thursday, 13 July 2023 at 10h00— Constitutional Court (@ConCourtSA) July 12, 2023 (2/4) Is the order of the High Court declaring the President’s decision invalid and setting aside the Public Protector’s suspension […]


Busisiwe Mkhwebane

Point Of View

Busisiwe Mkhwebane has until 6 July to answer inquiry questions

Busisiwe Mkhwebane/ Instagram Busisiwe Mkhwebane has until 6 July to answer inquiry questions. The Section 194 committee continues its investigation into suspended Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane's eligibility for office despite persistent obstructionist tactics. On Sunday, the committee gave Mkhwebane written questions, to which she must respond by July 6. Legal Expert, Mpumelelo Zikalala helps us unpack Parliaments Section 194 Committee’s decision to proceed with the inquiry into suspended Public Protector […]


Busisiwe Mkhwebane


Busisiwe Mkhwebane may find herself without a roof over her head if she can’t cover her own rent

By: Natasha Archary Suspended Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane may soon find herself without a roof over head if she is unable to cover the monthly costs to her Pretoria home. This after the Office of the Public Protector (PP) has terminated its lease agreement to Mkhwebane's Bryntirion Estate home. Should the suspended Public Protector wish to remain at the house, she will need to cover the R11 000 a month […]


President Cyril Ramaphosa


Ramaphosa refuses to give evidence in Mkhwebane inquiry

By: Natasha Archary President Cyril Ramaphosa has refused to give evidence in Busisiwe Mkhwebane's impeachment inquiry. This after UDM leader, Bantu Holomisa called for the President to answer questions relating to the CR17 campaign. Ramaphosa has been accused of suspending the Public Protector unlawfully, despite the president standing by his decision in June. Mkhwebane stands accused of lying under oath about deliberately changing the law to find Ramaphosa guilty in […]


Public Protector


Ramaphosa suspends Public Protector, Busisiwe Mkhwebane

By: Natasha Archary Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane has been suspended by President Cyril Ramaphosa with immediate effect. The President announced his decision on Thursday, 09 June, placing the Public Protector on suspension in accordance with section 194 (3)(a) of the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa. His decision comes a day before the Western Cape High Court was expected to make a judgement on whether the President has the […]


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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]