Phillip de Wet writes about politics, society, economics, weird stuff, and the areas where all of these collide.Over the past decade and a half, he has also written about telecommunications, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), property development, civil liberties, riot policing, mining, movies, the media, and UFOs, among other topics.But never about serious sport, which he knows nothing about.He studied journalism and has never been anything other than a journalist, except for ill-considered stints as a media trainer and starting up new newspapers, magazines and websites, a suspiciously large percentage of which are no longer in business.PGP fingerprint: CF74 7B0F F037 ACB9 779C 902B 793C 8781 4548 D165
After five years, South Africans finally get a peek into the homestead that has captured the public's imagination.
Both parliamentarians and selected media have now been inside Nkandla, but no group has emerged with answers to the most important questions.
Endemic bribery is crippling the system meant to regulate the influx of migrants, a study has shown.
Police Minister Nathi Nhleko has succeeded in shifting attention away from the benefits Jacob Zuma's family derived from state funds at Nkandla.
The Cosatu congress has been called a bloody nose for the progressive side of labour left. Does it mean a kick in the shins for Numsa's United Front?
Go Set a Watchman, the prequel/sequel to Harper Lee's classic novel To Kill a Mockingbird, is flying off bookstore shelves.
Analysts and academics have said most of the Farlam commission's recommendations are simple, obvious and commonsense, but likely to run into trouble.
The police minister called it a firepool, but Nelson Mandela's granddaughter said his swimming pool was not built with taxpayers' money.
The government has decided to appeal the court order that demanded the arrest of Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir.
Cabinet ministers have made inconsistent statements about Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir's departure, putting them at odds with the judiciary.