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
Despite rumours and claims, there is no proof that the Gupta family is linked to visa processing firm VFS.
A consortium of banks that were repaid R2.7bn in company debt were the ultimate winners in the sale of Optimum to the Gupta family and Duduzane Zuma.
We trace Zuma's path to the latest judgment on whether he should be prosecuted on corruption charges relating to the arms deal and spy tapes.
The Gupta family does not have links to the processing of visas for foreign visitors to South Africa, the department of home affairs said on Monday.
Jacob Zuma faces a harrowing time and, if the ANC bleeds votes, the president's enemies will be waiting.
The most significant findings of the Seriti Commission of Inquiry's investigation into the controversial 1999 arms deal.
South Africa needs a morally responsible theology, but these churches are on the outside and the rest are profit preachers or pliant palace prophets.
The Guptas have allegedly fêted public officials before, and others may yet crawl out of the woodwork after a weekend ANC meeting.
The president is sticking with his line from half a decade ago: he knows nothing about alleged interference by the Gupta family in government.
It appears that minions have been hard at work, polishing up the family’s reputation on sites such as Wikipedia and The Truth by Connor Mead.