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
But the bid to re-enlist unemployed officers will not solve all of the police service's problems.
Is it really going to take a legal battle to "remind" President Jacob Zuma to release the Farlam commission's report on the Marikana massacre?
The state-owned firm's nuclear ambassador, Professor Vladimir Artisyuk, is in South Africa to sing the praises of Russia's nuclear technology.
The Cabinet is finally to see the nuclear deal that the South African government signed with Russia.
Though many white farmers are content to chew the cud over new equipment, others are plotting reform.
The need for land reform seems to be a no-brainer. So why is it marred by uncertainty?
With Mmusi Maimane's rise to leadership comes a new brand of liberalism that would gain the approval of previous incarnations of the DA.
Electricity thieves are using cunning methods to ply their trade that not even the police or Eskom can prevent.
SA's de facto capital has announced bold plans to change the lives of its citizens. But not everyone is on board, as events on the same day showed.
Mayor Parks Tau's greatest success is an electricity plan that makes Johannesburg less dependent on Eskom.