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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
​‘Goodwill’ Reddy will reap millions
​‘Goodwill’ Reddy will reap millions
NEWS ANALYSISOccasionally controversial and often over-the-top entrepreneur Vivian Reddy, it seemed, had promised to hand out money for...
​Sharemax chronicles continue: ‘Old people die, the fat cats laugh’
​Sharemax chronicles continue: ‘Old people die, the fat cats laugh’
Every few months 70-year-old Glynnis Morris receives a letter from Frontier Asset Management. In broad strokes the letter tells her how well...
Revisionist accounting to the rescue for Gupta-owned Oakbay
Revisionist accounting to the rescue for Gupta-owned Oakbay
NEWS ANALYSIS
Zuma: Nobody can force me to launch a state capture commission
Zuma: Nobody can force me to launch a state capture commission
Nobody has the power to order him to institute an inquiry into state capture, President Jacob Zuma told Parliament on Wednesday, removing the last...
​Dead man walking: the reality
​Dead man walking: the reality
It was supposed to be a new beginning, that day in 2010 when he walked into his local police station to tell a story of guns and cash and murder....
​Public Protector's state capture investigations get mired in red tape
​Public Protector's state capture investigations get mired in red tape
NEWS ANALYSISThe once fast-paced investigation into state capture has slowed to a sloth’s pace, with the office of the public protector...
Witness protection: Sometimes there is even a pool
Witness protection: Sometimes there is even a pool
In our November 18 2016 edition we reported on the experience of a man we chose to call Mandla, who had recently been discharged from the witness...
​State capture probe grinds to a halt under new public protector
​State capture probe grinds to a halt under new public protector
NEWS ANALYSISThe once fast-paced investigation into state capture has ground to a dead halt, insiders and the experiences of some state-owned...
Dear Hawks and NPA: How to do your jobs
Dear Hawks and NPA: How to do your jobs
COMMENT
When lies become fraud, people involved in state capture go to jail
When lies become fraud, people involved in state capture go to jail
A number of Gupta companies and representatives and lieutenants lied through their teeth, again and again, as the family misused public money –...