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Student resistance in South Africa: the SASO nine trial and Steve Biko

By: Anne Heffernan, Durham University One of the founders of South African Students’ Organisation, Steve Biko. South African History Online Anne Heffernan, Durham University Student protests swept across South African campuses in 2015 and 2016 under the banner of #FeesMustFall. The protests revitalised public interest in student politics. My recently published book, Limpopo’s Legacy offers a historical perspective on these events. In it I analyse regional influences that have underpinned […]



Episode 1: Saths Cooper – A Conversation On Healing

By Dinika Naidoo Durban-born Dr Sathasivian “Saths” Cooper is prominently known for being one of the founding members, of the black consciousness movement, and being the former Vice-chancellor of the University of Durban-Westville. Saths has also played a critical role internationally and locally as a clinical psychologist. This episode of Reflecting on 25 Years of Democracy focusses on black consciousness as a school of thought in South Africa today. Saths […]



40 weeks of non-stop celebrations as SunCity hits #TheBig40

By: Natasha Archary   Life begins at 40. And when you’re one of the biggest escape destinations in South Africa, this culminates in 9 months (40 weeks) of birthday magic and one massive birthday bash. Launching the #Big40 plans to the media last week, we were given a glimpse into what can be expected in the build-up to Sun City’s 40thbirthday in December. What's planned? Held at the decidedly glamourous […]



South Africa doesn’t have enough women in foreign policy. Why it matters.

By: Jo-Ansie van Wyk, University of South Africa Women Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Canada last year. Andre Pichette/EPA-EFE   The first ever conference of women foreign ministers took place in Canada last year. Ministers from 17 countries, including Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Rwanda and South Africa, attended. Prior to the meeting Sweden and Canada had already committed to pursuing feminist foreign policy. This focuses on the abolition of all forms of […]



Eric Benet on fatherhood, music and family

By Zuko Komisa Neo-soul singer-songwriter and actor, Eric Benét, who is also four-time Grammy Award nominee, recently joined T Bose on The Best T In The City with for a conversation on his life, music, and fatherhood. Back in South Africa after 19 years since his first visit, Eric Benét spoke about his love for his daughters and how family is everything for him. He recalled some of the challenging […]



Social (media) activism. What is it really doing for anyone? #HumanRightsDay

By: Natasha Archary   Beyond the public holiday, what does Human Rights Day mean to South Africans today? Or is it just a day we reflect on the 69 lives lost in 1960? Ignoring the current situation in our country as it stands presently?   When we talk about Human Rights Day, we always go back to the past. Rehashing the repercussions of an apartheid government who did not care […]



Kaya 959 shoots the lights out with the number of nominees for the Liberty Radio Awards

Once again Kaya 959 shines with the extraordinary number of nominees for the Liberty radio awards announced on the 20th March 2019. We are also proud to be nominated for the Station of The Year award, and having inductees into the Hall of Fame and Bright Stars for 2019. We are proud of the accolades the radio station has been able to achieve in its 21 years of existence including […]



South Africa gets help tracking down social media predators ahead of poll

By: Martin Plaut, School of Advanced Study   A man makes his mark in South Africa’s general elections on May 7, 2014. EPA/Ihsaan Haffejee   Can South Africa really hold a general election on the 8th of May in a way that it really represents the views of its people? One might have thought this was an academic question. The Electoral Commission of South Africa is well respected and the […]


Music festivals


South Africa a hotspot for international music festivals

By: Natasha Archary   This past weekend thousands of Electronic Dance Music enthusiasts flocked to Cape Town and Johannesburg for the biggest international event of the year. Ultra South Africa 2019, brought heavyweights and international headliners to the country for two nights.   For one of the biggest dance music festivals in the world, with phases in Australia, Ibiza, Europe, Brasil, Singapore to name a few, to grace the shores […]



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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]