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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
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...
SA's justice system is battling
SA's justice system is battling
Prosecutors are maintaining a high rate of convictions across the land’s criminal courts, the National Prosecuting Authority (NPA) told Parliament last week. But a closer look at the authority’s numbers show that all is not well with the criminal justice system. Backlogs are mounting...
Many more state-owned enterprises are in the public protector's crosshairs
Many more state-owned enterprises are in the public protector's crosshairs
At least eight state-owned enterprises, and the provincially subsidised Gautrain, are in for trouble from the next public protector – if only...
Chinese checkers: Behind SA’s next public protector and her ‘spy’ alter ego, Meng Xi
Chinese checkers: Behind SA’s next public protector and her ‘spy’ alter ego, Meng Xi
Tales of the deeds of Meng Xi don’t exactly litter the countryside of China, but in at least two cities in that country she is still well, and...
MPs given a negative on nuclear
MPs given a negative on nuclear
"Any decision to proceed further with the nuclear build programme will only take place after the request for proposal process has been completed,” Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa told the National Council of Provinces (NCOP) in Parliament during a question session on Wednesday...