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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
Judges grill Gauteng health
Judges grill Gauteng health
Justices of the Constitutional Court on Thursday had many questions about Gauteng’s attempt to institute a pay-as-you-go scheme for the victims...
M&G ‘not spied on’ after Nkandla leak
M&G ‘not spied on’ after Nkandla leak
As of 2015 the Mail & Guardian was not being investigated by the State Security Agency (SSA), and journalists’ communication was not...
At least 50 000 children go hungry in KwaZulu-Natal
At least 50 000 children go hungry in KwaZulu-Natal
At least 50 000 children in KwaZulu-Natal on Monday did not receive a meal they had expected, as a new system for school feeding in that province remained in...
They're toast: An obituary for Oakbay
They're toast: An obituary for Oakbay
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Molefe and Singh's 92% pay raise
Molefe and Singh's 92% pay raise
In the 2017 financial year Eskom not only gave its now fired chief executive Brian Molefe and current, embattled chief financial officer Anoj Singh...
KZN school lunches may be off menu
KZN school lunches may be off menu
Come Monday, tens of thousands of children at KwaZulu-Natal schools are at risk of missing their only meal for the day — unless companies...
Eskom financial chief's phone and security payments increased 35-fold
Eskom financial chief's phone and security payments increased 35-fold
Embattled Gupta-linked Eskom chief financial officer Anoj Singh on Wednesday said he had earned the R1.9-million cash bonus he received in the...
Eskom: Our financial position is just fine, thanks
Eskom: Our financial position is just fine, thanks
Eskom on Wednesday released annual financial numbers it said showed a “strengthened” financial position and insisted the power utility was not...
'Protector used dodgy evidence'
'Protector used dodgy evidence'
Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane ignored evidence that did not suit her, apparently accepted fake evidence that did suit her and, when she was...
Two days, two interdicts: Black First Land First flouts both
Two days, two interdicts: Black First Land First flouts both
The high court in Johannesburg on Friday granted the second order in two days to interdict fringe political group Black First Land First (BLF) from...
President the target of two court bids
President the target of two court bids
While President Jacob Zuma was debating ANC policy this week, the Democratic Alliance and the Economic Freedom Fighters (EFF) were pushing two...
Court puts Prasa back on the rails
Court puts Prasa back on the rails
In May the Passenger Rail Agency (Prasa) suffered a stunning defeat in court.