Award-winning journalist and political commentator, Stephen Grootes is the host of the Afternoon Drive show and former host of the Midday Report. He is also a 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.
Philippa (Pippa) Hudson completed her Honours degree in English at the University of Witwatersrand.
She trained in radio news at Johannesburg’s ABC Ulwazi broadcasting school but 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 has become synonymous with asking tough questions. He 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.
Sara-Jayne King completed a degree in law before she ventured into journalism, working in London and Johannesburg.
More than a decade's experience in media means she’s no stranger to asking difficult and probing questions.
Marc is an Eyewitness News sports reporter and can be heard every Friday and Sunday.
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 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.
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’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.
Gugulethu Mhlungu is a presenter on 702 and has nearly a decade of experience in media (both on and off-air) and volunteer work. She’s also the Lifestyle editor and writer at City Press, a position she’s held since 2014.
At 21 she was made the station manager of RMR, Rhodes Music Radio, and was the youngest station manager in South African broadcast history.
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.
While most of our shows will have regular hosts, we do sometimes have a variety of presenters stand in on a temporary basis.
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.
Gary van Dyk is a born-and-bred Capetonian. Raised in Diep River, his grandfather played a central role in encouraging his love for jazz.
“There was always music playing in the house,” recalls Gary. Other relatives, who lived in District Six, would pop in on the weekends when the family danced to ballroom music. Once that was done his grandfather would pull out his special jazz collection. Together Gary and ‘daddy’ Christy spent hours listening. When Gary was in school his grandfather gave him LP covers to read aloud. So a great love was born.
The 60-year-old’s career history is as varied as his taste in music. Gary is a qualified electrician. He completed an apprenticeship at the Simon’s Town naval dockyards, before working for Tedelex and then freelancing for an Atlantis newspaper. Gary has since written for the Cape Herald, community newspapers and The Cape Argus. He moved in behind the radio microphone over two decades ago, with no broadcast experience. Gary has hosted shows on FMR, what used to be P4, 702 and CapeTalk.
Bruce is a multi-platform award-winning financial journalist whose creative and engaging presentation makes money matters accessible to a broad audience.