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Cellphone distractions are the biggest culprit in road safety

By: Natasha Archary Image: Adobe Stock Cellphone distractions now top the list of risky driving behaviours in South Africa, and is ranked as one of the Top 3 main causes of road accidents. New reseach from Discovery Insure reveals in-depth data on the factors influencing vehicle accident risks. While environmental factors like road conditions, and vehicle factors contribute to road fatalities, human factors like driver behaviur play the biggest role. […]


Roadside tyre changing tips


Guide to changing tyres safely along the road

Kaya 959 Lifestyle Reporter Tyre safety is not only a requirement when you’re travelling to your next holiday destination. It is a safety precaution that must always be top of mind even during daily commutes. In case of an emergency tyre change, being aware of your location and surroundings is important. Consideration of threats posed by traffic must be done. According to Arrive Alive, hundreds of people are killed each […]


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City of Joburg Safety reminder for New Year’s Party-Goers

Kaya 959 News Reporter The City of Joburg reminds all party-goers this New Year's Eve to remain safe on the roads. President Cyril Ramaphosa announced that Cabinet approved several changes to the Adjusted Alert Level 1 COVID-19 regulations. These adjusted restrictions include: The curfew is lifted, meaning that there is no restrictions on the hours of movement of people.Alcohol establishments that have licences to operate beyond 23h00 will revert back […]


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Biker killed, infant among several injured in Gauteng weekend crashes

By Kaya 959 News An eight-month-old baby was among several people wounded in various road crashes in Gauteng this past weekend. In Boksburg , three people were seriously wounded following a crash between a taxi and a truck on Commissioner Street. ER24's Ineke van Huyssteen said just after 1:30pm on Saturday, paramedics arrived at the scene to find two passengers entrapped in the mangled taxi wreckage. At least eight more […]


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This is how you can protect yourself while driving

By Kaya 959 Lifestyle It is becoming clear that South African road users need to develop a broader understanding of road safety – including crime awareness – if we are to make our country’s roads safer. This as the world marks UN Global Traffic Safety Week. Netstar’s Pierre Bruwer said drivers should be vigilant against all threats to their safety – not just traditional road safety challenges like speeding, following […]


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Traffic officials out in full force to ensure adherence this Easter

By: Poelano Malema With just a few hours before the Easter weekend begins, traffic officials are out in full force to ensure adherence to the rules of the road. This comes as holiday makers start making their way to various holiday destinations. Officials say one of their main objectives during this long weekend is to reduce the number of pedestrians killed on the roads. Last year, Transport minister Fikile Mbalula […]


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Four tips to keep you safe on the road this Easter

BY: Lifestyle Reporter With international travel not really possible, South Africans have to opt for domestic travel. This trend is likely to continue, and we will see more cars hitting the road this Easter Holiday. Marius Neethling, Underwriting Manager: Personal Lines at Santam says, “While a road trip is certainly the best way to explore our beautiful country, it also means that there will be more cars on the road, […]



5 reasons an advanced driving course is beneficial

By: Natasha Archary    Despite a 5% decline in road fatalities in South Africa during the festive period compared to 2019, a total of 690 deaths is nothing to celebrate. Regardless of the hundreds of roadblocks and other measures to urge motorists to exercise caution, over a hundred thousand motorists were still issued with fines for numerous traffic offences.   The culture of speed and a disregard for road rules […]



Texting and driving – A reckless habit that leads to deadly and very costly consequences

  By: Tshepo Matseba They are cool, funky, sexy, talented, famous, not so famous, smart, but they are addicted to deadly habits. They are South Africa’s road hazards who text while driving. They are the ignorant people who take selfies, videos, send emails, update their Facebook status, retweet, like posts on Linkedin, upload photos on Instagram, broadcast their stories live while driving. They are deadly, and yet they drive next you […]



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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]