The Friday Stand-In 2016

#FridayStandIn Kumi Naidoo looks at Africa's challenges and opportunities

It's been only six months since consummate advocate and activist, Kumi Naidoo, returned to South Africa, after being away for six years heading up Greenpeace.

In his process of 'relearning and reconnecting with his country', Kumi opened up the debate on South Africa’s nuclear building programme.

Professor Philip Lloyd, Cape Peninsula University of Technology’s Energy Institute argued “for nuclear building”, and Dominique Doyle, Energy Policy Officer at Earthlife Africa argued “against nuclear building.”

And the nuclear debate was also on Twitter.

Kumi talked to Mo Ibrahim, founder of the Mo Ibrahim Foundation, about the challenges facing African civil society.

Ibrahim shared his views on the state of agriculture, land, leadership and youth activism in the continent.

And there was a surprise guest! Kumi chatted to rapper Riky Rick...

Even though, Kumi says he was nervous, he did an amazing job. See some of the behind the scenes highlights on our Facebook gallery below.

702 welcomes all comments that are constructive, contribute to discussions in a meaningful manner and take stories forward.

However, we will NOT condone the following:

  • Racism (including offensive comments based on ethnicity and nationality)
  • Sexism
  • Homophobia
  • Religious intolerance
  • Cyber bullying
  • Hate speech
  • Derogatory language
  • Comments inciting violence.

We ask that your comments remain relevant to the articles they appear on and do not include general banter or conversation as this dilutes the effectiveness of the comments section.

We strive to make the 702 community a safe and welcoming space for all.

702 reserves the right to: 1) remove any comments that do not follow the above guidelines; and, 2) ban users who repeatedly infringe the rules.

Should you find any comments upsetting or offensive you can also flag them and we will assess it against our guidelines.

702 is constantly reviewing its comments policy in order to create an environment conducive to constructive conversations.

Read More
Top 10 #FridayStandIn hosts and fun moments

Top 10 #FridayStandIn hosts and fun moments

We've been featuring interesting personalities as guest presenters on the Redi Tlhabi show. It's time to recount some key moments

Protesting students did universities a favour, says UCT Law Dean

Protesting students did universities a favour, says UCT Law Dean

There's no 'business as usual' at university campuses thanks to student activism, says the Dean of Law at UCT.

ConCourt Judge is last #FridayStandIn for 2016

ConCourt Judge is last #FridayStandIn for 2016

Activist and former Constitutional Court Judge Albie Sachs hosts the Redi Tlhabi show this Friday.

Vusi Thembekwayo talks to the seeds of Sankara, Biko, Luthuli and Suzman

Vusi Thembekwayo talks to the seeds of Sankara, Biko, Luthuli and Suzman

The "Rockstar" kicked it on the #FridayStandIn show, discussing three topics close to his heart- entrepreneurship, cars and blackness.

Roger Moore has died, age 89

Roger Moore has died, age 89

Listen to Roger Moore opening up to CapeTalk's Melanie Verwoerd about his life, acting and being James Bond.

Sylvester Chauke sets Twitter alight as the #FridayStandin

Sylvester Chauke sets Twitter alight as the #FridayStandin

This week's #FridayStandin, Sylvester Chauke, hit the ground running and was widely welcomed by 702 land

Popular articles
Students not coping with current curriculum, innovation is needed

Students not coping with current curriculum, innovation is needed

Curriculum expert, Bronwen Willson-Thompson, says the majority of students are not coping with the existing curriculum.

Exciting times for cricket fans with the announcement of the T20 Global League

Exciting times for cricket fans with the announcement of the T20 Global League

Cricket South Africa (CSA) launched its new T20 Global League on Monday in London.

Popping the big question soon? Here's how you can plan your perfect proposal

Popping the big question soon? Here's how you can plan your perfect proposal

Pippa Lund and her team are here to ensure your planned marriage proposal is nothing short of amazing.

Are you having panic attacks? Here's what you need to know

Are you having panic attacks? Here's what you need to know

Behavioural psychologist Dr Helgo Schomer explains the symptoms, treatments and tips for people who suffer panic attacks.

Insurance companies could hit you hard for an accident you didn't cause

Insurance companies could hit you hard for an accident you didn't cause

Legal advisor at RBS explains insurance companies 80/20 rule that holds motorists equally liable for accidents caused.

Don't be rude: 5 ways to practice cell phone etiquette

Don't be rude: 5 ways to practice cell phone etiquette

It's important to confront friends and family if they seem distracted by their phones, says Afro Protocol founder Courtenay Carey.

Home Affairs to follow up on special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans in SA

Home Affairs to follow up on special dispensation permit for Zimbabweans in SA

Home Affairs Minister Hlengiwe Mkhize says her department will respond to all Zimbabweans under special dispensation.

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

3 easy questions could bag you R2000!

WIN R2000! But only if you can prove you're a whiz of the MTN Biz Quiz by answering the following three questions...