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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
The other Life Esidimeni scandal
The other Life Esidimeni scandal
The pattern of behaviour surrounding the deaths of psychiatric patients in the Life Esidimeni scandal — unexplained financial decisions, a...
​O’Sullivan, Hain pile pressure on UK ’state capture’ law firm
​O’Sullivan, Hain pile pressure on UK ’state capture’ law firm
Notorious investigator Paul O’Sullivan has given law firm Hogan Lovells two weeks to disclose, in detail, all fees it has earned from work for...
Sassa CEO says Dlamini’s guards prevented questions
Sassa CEO says Dlamini’s guards prevented questions
Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini’s bodyguards intervened to protect her from questions by executives at the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) in the midst of a social grants crisis, former Sassa chief executive Thokozani Magwaza testified on...
Dlamini’s direct inquisition ends, but more in store
Dlamini’s direct inquisition ends, but more in store
An inquiry into whether social development minister Bathabile Dlamini misled the Constitutional Court released her from personal attendance on...
Dlamini says ‘work streams’ appointed themselves
Dlamini says ‘work streams’ appointed themselves
Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini on Wednesday refused to take sole responsibility for the appointment of controversial “work...
Bathabile Dlamini will not say why ‘trusted’ subordinates too kept her in the dark
Bathabile Dlamini will not say why ‘trusted’ subordinates too kept her in the dark
Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini on Wednesday declined to tell an inquiry why she thought two of her most trusted officials apparently...
Inquisitors bury evasive Bathabile Dlamini under a document avalanche
Inquisitors bury evasive Bathabile Dlamini under a document avalanche
Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini on Tuesday faced a barrage of documents that seemed to show that she was lying — but resolutely...
State capture inquiry on hold as Zondo now waits on Zuma
State capture inquiry on hold as Zondo now waits on Zuma
Deputy Chief Justice Raymond Zondo is still waiting for the publication of regulations that will allow him to hire staff, and the terms of...
Dlamini 'meandos' around inquiry questions, including her job description
Dlamini 'meandos' around inquiry questions, including her job description
Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini on Monday staunchly opposed efforts to extract information and opinions from her under cross...
Bankers give Guptas extra time to keep records secret
Bankers give Guptas extra time to keep records secret
The Bank of Baroda has given the Gupta family and their associates until March 21 to launch legal action to keep their banking records secret in...