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
The former police commissioner has died in hospital after a long illness, which in 2012 prompted his release from prison on medical parole.
South Africa's electricity crisis is a grim portent: soon, we'll be in the same boat with water.
Eskom's electricity woes have hastened the failure of water infrastructure around the country.
The list of national key points has finally been released, unexpectedly, after years of attempts by the minister of police to keep it secret.
The state-owned power utility's bosses are off to a glitzy Swiss summit, even though electricity isn't on the agenda.
Is your garage crying out for a military plane or two? Speak to the Saudis about their vintage F-5s.
The power utility employed car analogies to explain that poor generator maintenance will be to blame for the lack of electricity in the near future.
South African satirists have been wryly amused by the reactions of those depicted in Charlie Hebdo's cartoons.
Religion was all but shunned by the ruling party after 1994, but it has returned to the political realm.
Ellen Tshabalala may have gone on her way, but employees face more pressing problems.