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
The logic behind the head of the prosecuting authority’s decisions to go to court over charges against the president is confusing, if not alarming.
President Jacob Zuma faces serious corruption charges relating to the arms deal but has protested his innocence. Here's how the saga has unfolded.
The Nkandla ConCourt should have helped a small black-owned business owed R9.6m by the provincial government but it hasn’t.
The IEC’s convoluted legal position means it could leave municipal by-elections free to be stolen, writes Phillip de Wet.
How President Jacob Zuma misled Parliament on a previous finding that he had misled Parliament.
South Africa will make a $49 billion profit on a $50 billion nuclear power station fleet, if a utopian report is to be believed.
In their competition for local votes the ANC, DA and EFF have interesting ideas of what ‘the people’ want.
Lawyers on how to approach Jacob Zuma: "The NPA should be treating Zuma like an accused until they have very good reason not to do so."
Ahead of the elections, the public protector has warned about using public money for party-political ends.
Officers tried to cover up their ‘brazen and cruel’ treatment of an East London man who was in their custody for six hours.