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
President Jacob Zuma giggled a lot and managed to avoid answering any difficult questions from MPs.
Acting national police commissioner Johannes Phahlane has a number of fans that want to see him in the job permanently.
Ricardo da Fonseca's makeshift pinhole camera - to take time-lapse photos of a construction site - had Jo'burg cops all a-shutter this week.
The historic but dilapidated building where Mandela planned the democratic takeover of the SA government will be turned into affordable housing.
A dirty fight over R4-billion held in the name of the chemical union has sucked in Cosatu leaders.
The Unite Against Corruption march drew small numbers, but surprising agreement, including on who is to blame. Spoiler: it’s the ANC.
For nine years, Hitachi told bold-faced lies about its relationship with Chancellor House. A R266m fine later, it will have difficulty doing so again.
The coalition is set to take to the streets to demand wholesale changes in government, but Numsa believes ANC allies are sabotaging the protest.
Technology will anoint the high priests of the new world religion of knowledge, it appears.
The recurring problem of presidential air travel is causing trouble again, with private charters eating into the fiscus amid security concerns.