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Kelly Khumalo sticks her foot in her mouth with homophobic rant after losing out on SAMAS

By: Natasha Archary Images: Kelly Khumalo and Ntokozo Mbambo Instagram Kelly Khumalo stuck her foot in her mouth by going on a homophobic rant after losing out at the 29th SAMA Awards over the weekend. The gospel singer took several swipes at her rival and winner of Album of the Year, Ntokozo Mbambo. Kelly was of the belief that Ntokozo didn't deserve to win the coveted title, and felt it […]


SAMAs 2023: All the award winners


SAMAs 2023: All the award winners

Katlego Sekhu image: SAMAs It was an eventful evening for South African music, filled with joyful moments, from the outfits on the red carpet to the performances and the artists receiving awards. Tumelo. za opened the show with a performance of his hit song Mnike which has entertained South Africans throughout the year. Some of the 2023 winners are MÖRDA, who won the Best Dance Album award for his Asante […]



CANCELLED: SAMA Awards not happening in Durban

Zuko Komisa CANCELLED: SAMA Awards not happening in Durban. The South African Music Awards, which are held in Durban in November, will no longer be hosted by the KwaZulu-Natal government. This, according to reports follows a widespread concern by opposition parties who objected to the amount of money the province administration intended to spend on the ICC event. Earlier this month Sizwe Dhlomo shared insights on how much is needed […]


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 […]


They don't value my talent - Makhadzi puts the SAMAs on blast


They don’t value my talent – Makhadzi puts the SAMAs on blast

By Katlego Sekhu Makhadzi's performance at the SAMAs this past weekend was cut short - leaving her fans dissapointed. Makhadzi stans were looking forward to seeing another world class performance and felt let down the sound quality and the fact that she was not given enough time on stage. In a series of tweets that have since been deleted, Makhadzi said they cut her short because they "don't value her […]




PICS! How the stars dressed up for the #SAMAs28

By Katlego Sekhu This past weekend saw all roads lead to Sun City for the 28th installment of the South African Music Awards. Actor Lawrence Maleka and Nandi Madida handled hosting duties. Black Coffee was awarded the International Achievement Award. The world-renowned DJ, who couldn't physically attend the awards shared a video expressing his gratitude for the accolade. "It's a big deal for me. Growing up in Umlazi as a […]


Lawrence Maleka


Lawrence Maleka to host the SAMAs with Nandi Madida

By Katlego Sekhu On the back of announcing musician and television personality Nandi Madida as host of the 28th edition of the South African Music Awards (SAMAs), actor Lawrence Maleka will join her as co-host. "We are happy to announce that Lawrence Maleka will be joining us as a host at SAMA28 in SunCity!" Maleka expressed his excitement to be hosting again. “I am again honoured to have received the call […]




Celebrations and concerns over the SAMA 27 nominations

The 27th South African Music Awards nominees list came out last night, with Kabza De Small leading with six nominations, Sun El-Musician following up with five, and other big names such as Sho Madjozi, the Ndlovu Youth Choir and Mi Casa receiving their nods. Amidst all the well-deserved congratulations being shared for the nominees, some artists and their fans felt like they may have been snubbed of a chance at […]


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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 www.kaya959.co.za 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. 

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  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]