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
Amid vicious attacks by the security cluster over the Nkandla report, the public protector must stand her ground, say Phillip de Wet and Sarah Evans.
Much of the vintage clothing used in Mandela: Long Walk to Freedom was returned in poor condition, some didn't come back at all.
The police significantly over-reported successes in crime fighting in the latest set of crime statistics, says the Institute for Security Studies.
A post-apocalyptic "paradise" was due to be built on the corpses of black people and race traitors.
President Jacob Zuma may appeal an order forcing him to hand over a report on the 2002 Zim elections to the M&G.
If history is any guide, the public protector report into spending on Jacob Zuma's Nkandla homestead will be public long before November is out.
In one South Africa, treasonous murderers have received their just sentences. In another, heroic warriors have been jailed without cause.
The existence of huge unpaid accounts on a Johannesburg house procured for the president has been denied by the city.
If you thought finding a brighter side to Marikana was impossible, you clearly haven't met Brand SA.
Is upper-crust Bedfordview to the east of Johannesburg really Gauteng's gangster's paradise?