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
The department of energy has been extremely vague on South Africa's prospective nuclear deal despite promising transparency regarding a new build.
Maybe it’s no surprise Gauteng has faced water shortages; there's no top-level remuneration for preventing outages, yet there have been mystery hikes.
The Special Investigating Unit report on Nkandla recommends that the police evaluate its security situation — and soon.
The crimes that are most preventable by police increased sharply last year. And the good news on rape is probably not good news at all.
The Supreme Court of Appeal rules that the government must hand the Khampepe Report on Zimbabwe’s 2002 elections over to the Mail & Guardian.
Protestors are being unjustly targeted in troubled settlements such as Thembelihle, a report says.
Judge Thokozile Masipa on Friday found Oscar Pistorius guilty of some charges, innocent on others. Here is how she found, and her reasoning.
Lying to the court did not prevent the Blade Runner from being acquitted of murder with intent.
No one can explain why the more fearsome Hawks are investigating Dina Pule and Tina Joemat-Pettersson, but Jacob Zuma is left to police detectives.
The public protector provincial representative in the Western Cape has resigned from his position.