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Slikour on quitting rap: “I wasn’t as hungry as AKA was!”

By: Natasha Archary Slikour says the reason he quit rap was because he realised he wasn’t as hungry as AKA was to make it in the industry. In an interview with Zingah, the former hip-hop artist says despite giving the best 10-years of his music career to SA rap, he didn’t want to continue on. Revealing that AKA was the reason that he quit, Siyabonga Metane, better known as Slikour […]


Legendary South African musician and producer Zakes Bantwini closes off Kaya 959's #25OnTheAir birthday party.


WATCH: Zakes Bantwini on his first SAMA, fatherhood, and leaving music to focus on his businesses

By Katlego Sekhu Award-winning singer/songwriter Zakes Bantwini Joined 959 Breakfast with Dineo Ranaka and Sol Phenduka on Wednesday morning. At the 28th edition of the South African Music Awards, Zakes Bantwini won two SAMAs including Highest Radio Airplay Composers Award and Best Collaboration. In his acceptance speech, an emotional Zakes said it was "his first SAMA award in 16 years." Speaking to 959 Breakfast, Zakes revealed that at a point he […]


Nobantu Vilakazi


Nobantu Vilakazi uPhezulu on The Ultimate Kaya 959 Top 30

By: Natasha Archary   Nobantu Vilakazi is not wasting time and is determined to secure her place on the SA music scene. The 26-year old Akayi Ndawo and Ngimtholile hitmaker has already had a taste of "Platinum." Vula Mlomo, the multi-platinum single includes features the fiesty artist from Bramfischer Phase 1. Moving to the Soweto district in 1999 has meant the young muso has cemented life-long friendships. Her support base […]


Maphorisa starts beef


DJ Maphorisa starts ‘beef’ with DJ Shimza

By: Natasha Archary    DJ Maphorisa starts beef with DJ Shimza for his failure to uplift young talent. In a thread of heated exchanges between the two DJs, Maphorisa told Shimza to give the "ghost producers" on his track some credit. "Why you always make music alone 💔 no young up and coming nyana everytime Shimza's alone. Grow this afro movement uplift young talent bro please. That's why they end […]


Faith Nketsi


Guess who’s back? Faith Nketsi is working on new music

By Tamlyn Canham Faith Nketsi is not giving up on her dream of making it big as a rapper. The influencer is back in the studio again to record new music. Faith's rap career, which began in late 2019, was short-lived. Not only did her EP ‘Disrespectful’ receive lukewarm reviews online, but DJ Maphorisa reportedly dropped her in 2020. Faith was signed to Maphorisa's Blaqboy Music record label. “I mean, […]


Nadia Nakai celebrates 'Naaa Mean' going gold.


Nadia Nakai’s ‘Naaa Mean’ single goes gold: “It’s so crazy”

By Tamlyn Canham Nadia Nakai is celebrating a huge music achievement. The rapper's single, 'Naaa Mean', has officially gone gold. The single, which features Cassper Nyovest, was a big hit when it was released in 2017. "PULL UP WITH A GOLD STATUS!!!! Naaaa meeean is GOLD yall!!!! Thank u so much to everyone who streamed my song!!! It’s so crazy that it’s not my first GOLD! But means just as much!!!! […]


Focalistic Times Square


Focalistic and Lady Du feature on Times Square billboard

By Tamlyn Canham From South Africa to the world - Focalistic and Lady Du are flying the country's flag high abroad. The Mzansi stars both appear on a Times Square billboard in New York. Times Square is one of The Big Apple’s most popular tourist attractions. More than 300 000 people reportedly pass through the commercial intersection daily. Focalistic and Lady Du’s billboards are for a Spotify ad showcasing the […]



Shekhinah gets real about how lockdown affected her creativity

She's just an all-round genuine human with a voice that sounds like honey.   Shekhinah spoke to Kaya Breakfast about how the lockdown affected her creativity and now that we're somewhat back to normal, about her eagerness to focus on more music.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Shekhinahd (@shekhinahd) Now, that's music to our ears because we love us some Shekhinah.   Also read: […]



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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]