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
Years after disbanding the Scorpions, courts are still grappling with the consequences. And the highest court seems unamused at the state of play.
A recently released survey shows that for the vast majority of those self-employed in SA, poor working conditions and poverty are a reality.
The president said he would respond only after the Special Investigating Unit's report, so what changed?
The Special Investigating Unit claim states that the Nkandla upgrades cost almost 10 times what they should have.
Many senior South African politicians have lied blatantly – only to be exposed by the law – so Pallo Jordan marks a break of sorts with the past.
The National Prosecuting Authority has revealed that over R1-billion in contract claims upon the Gauteng health department has been seized.
Colonialism and apartheid came and went, but the defining symbol of status - a farm - remains the same.
Court papers have implicated Gauteng ANC chief whip Brian Hlongwa in corrupt dealings worth millions since 2006.
Former Gauteng health MEC Brian Hlongwa received millions from associates who were in business with his department.
An account controlled by a senior provincial health department official reflects payments that were clearly made for election-related items.