Author

 
Phillip de Wet

Phillip de Wet

Phillip de Wet writes about politics, society, economics, and the areas where these collide. He has never been anything other than a journalist, though he has been involved in starting 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
​Sharemax chronicles continue: ‘Old people die, the fat cats laugh’
​Sharemax chronicles continue: ‘Old people die, the fat cats laugh’
Every few months 70-year-old Glynnis Morris receives a letter from Frontier Asset Management. In broad strokes the letter tells her how well...
Revisionist accounting to the rescue for Gupta-owned Oakbay
Revisionist accounting to the rescue for Gupta-owned Oakbay
NEWS ANALYSIS
Zuma: Nobody can force me to launch a state capture commission
Zuma: Nobody can force me to launch a state capture commission
Nobody has the power to order him to institute an inquiry into state capture, President Jacob Zuma told Parliament on Wednesday, removing the last...
​Dead man walking: the reality
​Dead man walking: the reality
It was supposed to be a new beginning, that day in 2010 when he walked into his local police station to tell a story of guns and cash and murder....
​Public Protector's state capture investigations get mired in red tape
​Public Protector's state capture investigations get mired in red tape
NEWS ANALYSISThe once fast-paced investigation into state capture has slowed to a sloth’s pace, with the office of the public protector...
Witness protection: Sometimes there is even a pool
Witness protection: Sometimes there is even a pool
In our November 18 2016 edition we reported on the experience of a man we chose to call Mandla, who had recently been discharged from the witness...
​State capture probe grinds to a halt under new public protector
​State capture probe grinds to a halt under new public protector
NEWS ANALYSISThe once fast-paced investigation into state capture has ground to a dead halt, insiders and the experiences of some state-owned...
Dear Hawks and NPA: How to do your jobs
Dear Hawks and NPA: How to do your jobs
COMMENT
When lies become fraud, people involved in state capture go to jail
When lies become fraud, people involved in state capture go to jail
A number of Gupta companies and representatives and lieutenants lied through their teeth, again and again, as the family misused public money –...
Zuma drops state capture interdict but can't stop opposition biting at his pockets
Zuma drops state capture interdict but can't stop opposition biting at his pockets
The question of when the public will see former public protector Thuli Madonsela’s completed report on what she declined to call state capture...