Mixed reaction to Save SA motion of no confidence campaign

The people's motion of no confidence against President Jacob Zuma by Save SA has been met with mixed reaction from South Africans.

The movement, led by businessman Sipho Pityana, was not well received by various people who accused the movement of speaking up only to serve elitist interests.

The organisation - comprised of civil society organisations, business leaders, prominent individuals and ordinary South Africans - was launched last month and joined the chorus for the removal of Zuma.

702's Stephen Grootes spoke to member of the steering committee and Section 27 founder, Mark Heywood, about what they hope to achieve.

There comes a point where politicians and the political system has to listen to people, that is the basis of this campaign.

Mark Heywood, Save SA

Listen to the interview below:

Read More
Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

Parents urged to check tertiary institutions are legit before registering kids

The Council on Higher Education says parents need to be wary of the increasing number of fly-by-night tertiary institutions.

New app to detect hearing loss

New app to detect hearing loss

University of Pretoria has developed a new app which uses a smartphone to detect hearing loss.

President Zuma meets with unhappy ANC stalwarts

President Zuma meets with unhappy ANC stalwarts

Struggle veterans are meeting with the ANC National Working Committee to present a document titled ‘For the sake of the country’.

Mavuso Msimang: We don't see the current NEC taking ANC forward

Mavuso Msimang: We don't see the current NEC taking ANC forward

ANC veterans have called on ruling party to vote with opposition parties on the motion of no confidence against President Zuma.

ANC stalwarts 'people you can't take lightly' - Dr Sydney Mufamadi

ANC stalwarts 'people you can't take lightly' - Dr Sydney Mufamadi

Dr Sydney Mufamadi describes the role of the ANC stalwarts in the governing party.

Will Pravin Gordhan's budget save SA from downgrade?

Will Pravin Gordhan's budget save SA from downgrade?

Finance Minister is set to table the 2016 budget, which some commentators say is the country's toughest one in decades.

Popular articles
Driving lessons to be incorporated into SA school's curriculum

Driving lessons to be incorporated into SA school's curriculum

Spokesperson for Transport Minister, Dipou Peters, says learners will be given an opportunity to become good and safe drivers.

LISTEN: I paid for sound system from my own personal account - Phahlane

LISTEN: I paid for sound system from my own personal account - Phahlane

Acting National Police Commissioner Khomotso Phahlane says he paid for his R80 0000 sound system at his house in Pretoria.

Public servants to have their red carpet moment at SA politician awards

Public servants to have their red carpet moment at SA politician awards

The brains behind the South African Politician Awards denies that he is hosting the event to rub shoulders with political bigwigs.

Madonsela warns against appointing woman President as a proxy

Madonsela warns against appointing woman President as a proxy

Former Public Protector Advocate Thuli Madonsela addressed the Cape Town Press Club on a number of issues.

Lumka Oliphant sorry for insulting women while defending Minister

Lumka Oliphant sorry for insulting women while defending Minister

Minister Bathabile Dlamini's spokesperson says people should stop spreading lies that minister drinks alcohol.

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

It's not the end of the road... Top tips to improve your matric

"Recognise that it’s not the end, it’s the beginning." Expert advise for school-leavers who want to improve their results.

Meet Chuma Somdaka, a homeless artist who blogs about art

Meet Chuma Somdaka, a homeless artist who blogs about art

Chuma spends her days making art and her nights on a bench in The Company's Garden in Cape Town where she displays her artwork.