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
Journalist António Capalandanda cast aspersions on Luanda's Beijing ties and has now fled to Durban, seeking refuge.
Not even Black Monday's woes could shake the buddy-buddy ties between the two economies.
South Africa is finishing an assembly line: executives from the likes of Eskom go in one end, upgraded ones come out the other, courtesy of China.
While a new cast of characters have the painful task of figuring out how to further secure Zuma's rural home, the heat is off the president – for now.
The M&G has created an all-you-need-to-know version of the Nkandla story to help you keep track of the twists and turns since it broke in 2009 to now.
The public protector has a year left in office and hopes to resume quiet meetings with Cabinet. But Madonsela's going won't be with a whimper.
Thuli Madonsela has warned that the people of South Africa will not allow her office, and by extension the Constitution, to be trampled on.
An ex-police agent who masqueraded as a student activist has dished the dirt, but it isn't very dirty.
The Special Investigating Unit's bid to recover misspent cash at Nkandla might yet snare the president.
South Africans finally get a peek into the homestead that has captured the country's imagination for the past five years.