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
A total of 54 people will receive national orders from President Jacob Zuma in a ceremony themed "South Africa: A better place to live in".
Advocates say little can be done when clients are determined to do themselves in. On the scale of accused gone bad, Oscar Pistorius barely registers.
DA leader Helen Zille is masterfully diplomatic in interviews, but her gloves come off on social media platforms.
Did the Bladerunner's athletic success really lose him the right to claim he feels vulnerable?
As Gerrie Nel questioned Oscar Pistorius in court, some were pleased with the prosecutor's approach while others wondered if Nel had gone too far.
An unusual defence and the evidence he volunteered will likely see Oscar Pistorius face five lines of questioning with varying degrees of discomfort.
The public will have to fork out at least another half a million rand for the homestead – every year.
Former intelligence minister Ronnie Kasrils says it is "absolutely out of order" that intelligence agents are vetting ANC MPs.
ANC secretary general Gwede Mantashe has found himself in several tough spots, while trying to defend the ANC’s position on Nkandla.
The ANC has reneged on a promise to invite SA into Nkandla by way of the media - but as a flip-flop it hardly registers compared to previous examples.