CapeTalk Presenters

The voices of CapeTalk

Stephen Grootes

Stephen Grootes

Award-winning journalist and political commentator, Stephen Grootes is host of the Midday Report on 702 and CapeTalk and senior political journalist for EWN.

He is also a regular contributor to Daily Maverick, is very active on Twitter and has published a book, S.A. Politics Unspun which offers a roadmap to guide the reader through South Africa’s complex political landscape.

Pippa Hudson

Pippa Hudson

Philippa (Pippa) Hudson completed her Honours degree in English at the University of Witwatersrand.

Pippa trained in radio news at Johannesburg’s ABC Ulwazi broadcasting school.

Her on-air career started in 1998 as a news reporter at Classic FM, and a year later she moved to Cape Town to join a commercial radio station where she was later promoted first to News Editor and then to Station Manager in 2003.

Kieno Kammies

Kieno Kammies

Kieno Kammies has become synonymous with asking tough questions.

Kieno is dismissive of spin and invites opinions challenging his own.

It’s not all hard talk with this experienced journalist and radio personality. Kieno cares deeply about the community in which he lives and works.

His compassion for those less fortunate, those who have been wronged or ignored by the state is evident.

Marc Lewis

Marc Lewis

Marc is an Eyewitness News sports reporter and can be heard every Friday and Sunday on 702.

An award winning sports journalist and a presenter on one of the biggest drive shows in Joburg, Marc manages to balance the big issues of South African sports with the lighter side of life in Jozi.

John Maytham

John Maytham

John Maytham is a trained actor who made the switch to radio over 20 years ago when he joined the news team at Radio 604.

He then swapped reporting for anchoring an AM drive time show at a national talk radio station.

Once he set the bar for South African news and talk radio he accepted the challenge to join Primedia Broadcasting and help establish the newly founded CapeTalk, fulfilling the role of both News Editor and Breakfast Host.

He was the first host to switch on the mic on 14 October 1997.

Years later, he was also the first radio broadcaster to do a Google Hangout in South Africa.

Eusebius McKaiser

Eusebius McKaiser

Eusebius McKaiser is not only a presenter on 702 and CapeTalk every weekday, but also a political analyst, broadcaster, lecturer and writer.

He has a background in moral philosophy, after studying and then going on to lecture in the philosophy department at Rhodes University.

Africa Melane

Africa Melane

Africa Melane’s wide-ranging interests and relentless curiosity stand him in good stead to host Weekend Breakast on 702 and CapeTalk, a show that ranges from international headlines to must-visit events.

Lovelyn Nwadeyi

Lovelyn Nwadeyi

Lovelyn Nwadeyi looks to end your week on a high note. Expect to be challenged and to challenge.

Abongile Nzelenzele

Abongile Nzelenzele

This velvet voiced entrepreneur and father left a career in HR to pursue his passion – radio.

Abs is warm and adventurous. His positive outlook and desire to motivate others mean early mornings start on a bright note, regardless of the headlines. Abs doesn’t shy away from controversy. He’s tenacious and optimistic. If there’s a silver lining, Abs will find it.

Koketso Sachane

Koketso Sachane

Koketso has spent close to two decades’ in the media working as a journalist, spokesperson, radio host and editor.

This dedicated father-of-two is always questioning the impact of public policy on ordinary citizens’ lives.

Bruce Whitfield

Bruce Whitfield

Bruce is a multi-platform award-winning financial journalist whose creative and engaging presentation makes money matters accessible to a broad audience.

Bruce graduated with a Bachelor of Journalism degree from Rhodes University and has been practicing as a journalist for over two decades.