Afternoon Drive with Stephen Grootes

National and international news, current affairs, and recaps of what’s been making headlines during the day in a fast-paced show.

Award-winning journalist and political commentator Stephen Grootes ensures you end your day informed of the issues. Expect interviews with the newsmakers themselves as well as analysis and commentary from experts and insights from those affected by the issues. Regular traffic, sport and market reports ensure you have all you need to know at the end of your workday.

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Articles
#SONA2018 Red Carpet: ‘Malusi Gigaba was here & of course he always looks great’

#SONA2018 Red Carpet: ‘Malusi Gigaba was here & of course he always looks great’

EWN reporter Clement Manyathela about the #SONA2018 red carpet, and some of the impressive fashion statements.

‘Maimane, Malema will find Ramaphosa harder to deal with than easy-target Zuma’

‘Maimane, Malema will find Ramaphosa harder to deal with than easy-target Zuma’

Afternoon Drive’s Stephen Grootes interviews Senior Research Associate at the Institute for Security Studies Judith February.

‘As South Africans we should stop overemphasising the bad stuff' - Naledi Pandor

‘As South Africans we should stop overemphasising the bad stuff' - Naledi Pandor

Live at #SONA2018, Minister Naledi Pandor shares her words of wisdom for South Africans and anticipates Ramaphosa’s speech.

We are tired of factions - Hlengiwe Mkhize

We are tired of factions - Hlengiwe Mkhize

The ANC MP and higher education minister says they are tired of divisions in the ANC and must now rally behind Ramaphosa.

‘Despite seeming to defend Zuma, I’ve never done anything untoward'

‘Despite seeming to defend Zuma, I’ve never done anything untoward'

The ANC, like an elephant, takes long to turn, but maintains course to its destination when it does, says Minister Jeff Radebe.

EFF's walk out was bizarre - Baleka Mbete

EFF's walk out was bizarre - Baleka Mbete

Speaker of Parliament Baleka Mbete shares her views on the future of Parliament and the readiness for Sona 2018

[LISTEN] The last three years have been painful- Bheki Cele

[LISTEN] The last three years have been painful- Bheki Cele

Members of Parliament express their views about the future of South Africa under the leadership of Ramaphosa.

[LISTEN] Caller says DA leader Mmusi Maimane seems disingenuous

[LISTEN] Caller says DA leader Mmusi Maimane seems disingenuous

702 caller, Lucia says there is no reason to dissolve Parliament and that opposition parties should wait until 2019.

President Ramaphosa calls for teamwork during inaugural speech in Parliament

President Ramaphosa calls for teamwork during inaugural speech in Parliament

President Cyril Ramaphosa says Parliamentarians should develop a culture of respect for one another and raise the level of debate.