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
Ellen Tshabalala may have gone on her way, but employees face more pressing problems.
Numsa's umbrella entity, the United Front, not so united as delegates disagree on internal structure and what role the party should play in elections.
ANC finance manager Nhlanhla Mabaso has said the party can only afford to pay off R150 000 a month of its R6.5m debt.
The party hopes to quietly rub out the millions in "tainted money" it received from late business tycoon Brett Kebble.
Dominionville residents expected a boom town when Shiva Uranium foretold promises of riches, but white poverty and black despair remain years later.
John Carlin, the author of "Chase Your Shadow", finds in the fallen hero's story a mess of complexities that mirror South Africa's psyche.
Eskom's rolling power blackouts aren't the problem, it's the discontent many in South Africa are all too familiar with.
A large agriculture company's submissions on government policy have been replicated by independent bodies, recalling Pharmagate.
Thabo Mbeki is a hypocrite who preached democracy even as he was subverting it, a seething Morgan Tsvangirai told the Mail & Guardian this week.
Six years later, former columnist Jon Qwelane still fights for right to call gay people names.