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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
Hlaudi comes out swinging
Hlaudi comes out swinging
Hlaudi Motsoeneng, private citizen and, he believes, future president of South Africa by way of another stint at the SABC he once controlled as...
Battle of the websites: Dlamini-Zuma vs Ramaphosa
Battle of the websites: Dlamini-Zuma vs Ramaphosa
NEWS ANALYSIS
The wisdom of Hlaudi: It’s all about having the balls
The wisdom of Hlaudi: It’s all about having the balls
NEWS ANALYSISHlaudi Motsoeneng, the suspended SABC staffer who is “enjoying life” on a full salary, was 30 minutes late for his own press...
No Zuma critics to be found at branch level
No Zuma critics to be found at branch level
Major protests in major cities to call for his head notwithstanding, President Jacob Zuma’s support across the country last week remained strong...
​On the ground, Zuma critics are nowhere to be found
​On the ground, Zuma critics are nowhere to be found
Major protests in major cities to call for his head notwithstanding, President Jacob Zuma’s support across the country last week remained strong...
ANC unity rhetoric has become a key weapon for Zuma
ANC unity rhetoric has become a key weapon for Zuma
NEWS ANALYSISOn the Friday before last, when outgoing finance minister Pravin Gordhan was encouraging the nation to “organise”, President...
Fierce loyalty reaps big rewards
Fierce loyalty reaps big rewards
Ayanda DlodloMinister of CommunicationsAyanda Dlodlo joined the Cabinet as the deputy public service...
This is what's inside Malusi Gigaba's inbox
This is what's inside Malusi Gigaba's inbox
NEWS ANALYSISNew Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba has an overflowing inbox waiting for him. His predecessor — who flatly refused to help...
Dlamini misses ConCourt deadline, says she didn’t
Dlamini misses ConCourt deadline, says she didn’t
Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini, who remained in her post in this week’s cabinet reshuffle, on Friday missed a deadline set by the...
GovChat site for sale – but there are some strings attached
GovChat site for sale – but there are some strings attached
NEWS ANALYSISThe government’s official social media platform is for sale, probably to a foreign-owned multinational company.
Wait continues for Sassa’s invite to tender
Wait continues for Sassa’s invite to tender
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) this week missed a self-imposed deadline in the process of setting up a new infrastructure for the...
Conduit scheme is ‘routine’ in GP
Conduit scheme is ‘routine’ in GP
The Gauteng provincial government has for years been bypassing its own financial controls intended to prevent fraud and corruption, it has told a...