Xolani runs the London Marathon thanks to Virgin Atlantic

Now is the time for Cyril to stand up: British Parliamentarian

Lord Anthony St John of Bletso says investors in London are concerned about the latest political developments in South Africa, and that President Jacob Zuma may try to run for the third term.

He says there needs to be a far more transparent system of governance with checks and balances in place.

Xolani Gwala spoke to the 22nd Baron St John of Bletso during his live broadcast from London.

Lord Anthony is the deputy chairperson of all parties committee looking at Africa. He was a keynote speaker at the South African Chamber of Commerce Awards in London on Wednesday night.

Investors are not questioning the short to medium term in South Africa. Where is it going?

Lord Anthony St John of Bletso

There needs to be a far more of a sense of understanding of the short to medium term policies of government.

Lord Anthony St John of Bletso

He also says Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa needs to stand up and address concerns raised by the civil society.

He [Ramaphosa] was of course the architect to the South African Constitution. He's paid a pivotal role in the transition. He is highly respected by all facets of South Africa; business community, trade unions. Now is the time for Cyril to stand up.

Lord Anthony St John of Bletso

Listen to the full interview with Lord Anthony St John of Bletso 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

Economic transformation is non-negotiable - Ramaphosa

The Deputy President has spoken strongly about radical economic transformation saying it is about inclusive and shared growth.

"Secret ballot is inherently undemocratic"

Professor Steven Friedman says MPs must account to the public when voting in Parliament.

Zweli Mkhize won't be drawn on past comments over Cabinet reshuffle and Zuma

The ANC treasurer-general says the only thing that matters now is to rally behind resolutions made at the last NWC meeting.

ANC's NEC should discuss "reckless" junk status comments - Zweli Mkhize

ANC TG kept his cards close to his chest and refused to say if he would accept the position of ANC president or deputy president.

Gigaba told Malikane to 'keep quiet' after nationalisation comments

Finance Minister will attend IMF and World Bank meetings in the US and tells media he will assure them SA economy is stable.

Legal debate: Does Mbete have the power to hold a secret ballot (or not)

Eusebius McKaiser and legal guests break down the legal issues surrounding the upcoming vote of no confidence in President Zuma.

Gigaba advisor reaffirms his call for nationalisation

Economist, Dr Iraj Abedian, says nationalisation has proven to have failed in other countries and will not solve SA's problems.

Zweli Mkhize says ANC needs to listen to national ground swell

The African National Congress's treasury general says the ruling party needs to listen and address issues raised by the people.

Holomisa: National convention needed to address ANC, land, racism and more

UDM's Bantu Holomisa says marching alone won't address SA's issues and explained the agenda for his proposed National convention.

'Land restitution failed because Government is the biggest owner of land'

Bruce Whitfield interviews Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba's advisor Chris Malikane and Business Leadership SA's Bonang Mohale.

Playing a sweetheart politician may discount Ramaphosa - Dr. Sethugelo Matebesi

Ramaphosa has a tough mountain to climb if he is to conquer the dominant Zuma faction within the ANC says political analyst.

Opposing views from Zuma and Ramaphosa reveal divisions - Karima Brown

Karima Brown speaks to Stepehen Grootes about what's made headlines over the Easter Weekend.

Opinion: It takes one trigger for the country to be up in flames

Xolani Gwala weighs in on the alleged assassination attempt of SACP second deputy secretary general, Solly Mapaila.

Celebrations for President Zuma's 75th birthday are underway

While opposition parties marched to the Union Buildings, the ANC is gearing up for President Zuma's birthday.

SACP to open case after suspected gunman caught on camera at Hani memorial

SA Communist Party's Solly Mapaila believes a gunman at the ceremony attempted to threaten or kill him after a video clip emerged.

Zuma receives warm welcome at Westonaria, promises more than 89 000 jobs by 2019

President Zuma gave a keynote address at Westonaria Agri-Park, west of Joburg, on revitalising agriculture and the rural economy.

[Cartoon] When comrades turn to greed

EWN's Dr Jack & Curtis pay tribute to assassinated SACP and MK leader Chris Hani and share his caution about the future.

Zuma reducing protests to racist is a cheap shot - SACP's Solly Mapaila

There were many ANC and former UDF cadres who fought for the liberation of this country in last Friday's marches says Mapaila.

Zuma says protests against him reveal racism is still alive

The President has called for unity and co-existence amongst South Africans.

Apparent tensions between SACP and ANC play out at Hani memorial

The annual Chris Hani wreath-laying ceremony showed apparent divisions between the ruling party and its alliance partner.

Opinion: Chris Hani's murder was a turning point for SA

Presenter Redi Tlhabi says lives were not the same after the assassination of SACP leader Chris Hani 24 years ago.

LISTEN:Lindiwe Hani describes the apology from her father's killer, Janusz Walus

Lindiwe Hani shares treasured family moments with her father, Chris Hani and what if felt like meeting Clive Derby Lewis.

Solly Mapaila booed by ANC members at Chris Hani wreath-laying ceremony

EWN's Clement Manyathela says some ANC members sang 'we go with Zuma' while SACP members remained quiet.

Does President Jacob Zuma have nine lives?

Political analyst, Karima Brown analysis where Zuma's powers lie in the ANC.

"It's very clear Zuma won this round"

Adriaan Basson, Editor of News24 says it will be difficult to remove President Zuma from office.

'Mantashe, Ramaphosa, Mkhize were testing waters by speaking against President'

Ralph Mathekga says leaders who spoke against Cabinet reshuffle knew they had no support within ANC structures but were hopeful.

Zuma stays, ANC full confidence in Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba

ANC's Gwede Mantashe says newly appointed ministers are very capable comrades who have valuable skills.

Cosatu wants Zuma to step down

Cosatu says for the first time under President Jacob Zuma they were not consulted on the Cabinet reshuffle.

Rejection is inevitable. Here's how to deal with it...

Rejection is inevitable. Bruce Whitfield interviews small business expert Pavlo Phitidis who gives advice on how to deal with it.

FAQ's about getting around during the Joburg Ecomobility Festival

Sandton Central Management District has circulated a number of popular questions to help consumers plan their travel best.

The Cul-De-Sac of Taxi Violence

A case of same script different casket as taxi violence claims innocent lives. Xolani spoke to Gauteng Dept of Community Safety.

Popular articles
So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

So what exactly is radical economic transformation?

Wits associate professor of economics Christopher Malikane speaks to Azania Mosaka about the term that is being bandied about.

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Getting to know MP, Dr Makhosi Khoza

Dr Khoza is admired by South Africans for her role in the SABC inquiry as a ANC member of parliament.

10 sexting tips on how to keep things spicy (and safe)

10 sexting tips on how to keep things spicy (and safe)

Interested in sexting but worried about the risks? Dr Eve has created a guideline to help you 'sext' in a fun and responsible way.

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.

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

Who is Advocate Tembeka Ngcukaitobi?

The EFF lawyer stole the show during the state capture report court battle.

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...

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Blesserfinder: Matching you with a sugar daddy near you

Is social trend Blesserfinder, where girls are allegedly matching up with rich 'benefactors' in exchange for sex, a real thing?