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
Colonialism and apartheid came and went, but the defining symbol of status - a farm - remains the same.
Court papers have implicated Gauteng ANC chief whip Brian Hlongwa in corrupt dealings worth millions since 2006.
Former Gauteng health MEC Brian Hlongwa received millions from associates who were in business with his department.
An account controlled by a senior provincial health department official reflects payments that were clearly made for election-related items.
On money the union and the employers virtually agree. But on matters that could define future strikes the differences appear nearly unbridgeable.
Everyone condemns labour-related violence but no one can agree on how to deal with the matter.
In the Free State, access to health services can depend on who you know, as the tragic case of one woman illustrates.
While the first day of week 10 of Reeva Steenkamp's murder trial seemed to go the prosecution's way at first, the defence found good footholds.
Oscar Pistorius was not unable to control himself or understand the consequences of actions the night he killed Reeva Steenkamp, a court has heard.
A signatory to the seminal Freedom Charter says several of its key aspirations have been achieved.