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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
Minister Muthambi will feel the ANC's outrage over Hlaudi Motsoeneng
Minister Muthambi will feel the ANC's outrage over Hlaudi Motsoeneng
NEWS ANALYSIS
SABC board could face personal legal costs for Hlaudi Motsoeneng re-appointment
SABC board could face personal legal costs for Hlaudi Motsoeneng re-appointment
Public protector Thuli Madonsela said on Tuesday she would certainly look into the new appointment of controversial former SABC COO Hlaudi...
Cape Town residents go to court over shrieking zipline riders
Cape Town residents go to court over shrieking zipline riders
For a few months at least, those holidaying in the R4 000 a night lodge will be spared the bellows of the R550-a-head excursionists as they...
Apocalypse soon unless we clamp down on fake-news 'satire'
Apocalypse soon unless we clamp down on fake-news 'satire'
COMMENT
Media24 loses its war of words with Oxford over woordeboek
Media24 loses its war of words with Oxford over woordeboek
It just does not seem likely that global publisher Oxford University Press copied from a local dictionary when it broke the monopoly on...
Confident Denel may yet face debt troubles
Confident Denel may yet face debt troubles
At the end of March, Denel held R3.7-billion in debt, “of which about 45% is due in the next 12 months”, according to its annual report released...
Denel punts Gupta weapons technology partnership as its second chance on the Indian subcontinent
Denel punts Gupta weapons technology partnership as its second chance on the Indian subcontinent
Denel Asia, the controversial Gupta-linked joint venture that has seen open war between the...
Protector to probe more SOEs
Protector to probe more SOEs
At least eight state-owned enterprises and the provincially subsidised Gautrain are in for trouble from the next public protector — if only...
​The Human Rights Commission wants tougher action against those who disrupt schooling
​The Human Rights Commission wants tougher action against those who disrupt schooling
When schools in the Vuwani district were set on fire during protests, 52 827 pupils could not attend school.
Schools may get national key points status
Schools may get national key points status
The South African Police Service said it was taken by surprise when schools in Vuwani were set on fire. If that is true, it shouldn’t be, the...
​Kgosi lineage fight drags on: ‘Tell us who is chief or else ...’
​Kgosi lineage fight drags on: ‘Tell us who is chief or else ...’
North West Premier Supra Mahumapelo must, by next week, commit to making a decision on the chieftainship of Bakwena Baphalane ba Ramokoka or face...