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 Unite Against Corruption march drew small numbers, but surprising agreement, including on who is to blame. Spoiler: it’s the ANC.
For nine years, Hitachi told bold-faced lies about its relationship with Chancellor House. A R266m fine later, it will have difficulty doing so again.
The coalition is set to take to the streets to demand wholesale changes in government, but Numsa believes ANC allies are sabotaging the protest.
Technology will anoint the high priests of the new world religion of knowledge, it appears.
The recurring problem of presidential air travel is causing trouble again, with private charters eating into the fiscus amid security concerns.
A convicted fraudster is separating gullible South Africans from their money in a scheme with its very own seductive liberation ideology.
Despite South African students loving the country, China is not entirely happy with the African influx.
Nhlanhla Nene pledges to end billions of rand lost in dodgy tenders with the roll-out of a compulsory supplier database in the next seven months.
Journalist António Capalandanda cast aspersions on Luanda's Beijing ties and has now fled to Durban, seeking refuge.
Not even Black Monday's woes could shake the buddy-buddy ties between the two economies.