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
Are there any remaining legal avenues left for President Jacob Zuma to prevent the release of the so-called spy tapes?
Jacob Zuma shunned his last chance to come clean by responding to the Nkandla report - now it's up to those who complained to take the next step.
Whatever his shortcomings and challenges like Nkandla and the EFF, President Jacob Zuma can rely on his secure position in the ANC to see him through.
The Public Protector says her approach is to whisper truth to power – but you don’t want to mess with her.
Following the leaking of a letter relating to Nkandla, the ANC has blamed Thuli Madonsela for many things. But she could use a weapon in response.
If President Jacob Zuma does not blink on the Nkandla scandal, he could find it heading down a very, very uncomfortable legal path.
A trio of issues is dividing President Jacob Zuma's attention and threatens to ruin his reputation.
Zuma's strategy when it comes to his legal woes can seemingly be summed up in the well-known bumper sticker, 'Don't talk to me, talk to my lawyer'.
In just 11 days in August, Zuma experienced an avalanche of legal and, on the surface, unrelated issues. What does it mean and how are they connected?
Economic Freedom Fighters MPs want President Jacob Zuma to pay back the money spent on Nkandla, causing uproar in Parliament on Thursday.