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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
Criminal charges will hang over BP’s head until May
Criminal charges will hang over BP’s head until May
Oil giant BP this week failed to have a private environmental prosecution against it withdrawn and will have to wait until May next year to plead...
Reserve Bank guns for Mkhwebane and her CIEX delay attempt
Reserve Bank guns for Mkhwebane and her CIEX delay attempt
Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane faces a bruising day in court on Friday, if papers from the Reserve Bank are anything to go by.
One year on: The state of the state of capture
One year on: The state of the state of capture
NEWS ANALYSIS
Eight years on, the Nkandla scapegoats dwindle to one (and no, it’s not Zuma)
Eight years on, the Nkandla scapegoats dwindle to one (and no, it’s not Zuma)
Starting in 2009 a veritable army of civil servants broke the rules or looked away as President Jacob Zuma’s Nkandla home was upgraded. Their...
Zuma hears no evil in Parliament
Zuma hears no evil in Parliament
President Jacob Zuma on Thursday answered allegations — contained in a new book — that he had received what appeared to be bribes by...
Three Gauteng departments in hot water as Life Esidimeni web gets ever more tangled
Three Gauteng departments in hot water as Life Esidimeni web gets ever more tangled
Even as mental health patients were dying under the care of the Gauteng health department, officials in the province’s social development...
Zuma offers to set up state capture commission within 30 days
Zuma offers to set up state capture commission within 30 days
After a year of delay, President Jacob Zuma’s legal team on Tuesday afternoon said he was willing to set up a state capture inquiry before the...
Prez 'Volte-Face' Zuma sets a new legal record
Prez 'Volte-Face' Zuma sets a new legal record
President Jacob Zuma set a new personal record on Wednesday: from total conviction to complete about-turn so fast it was almost invisible.
Zuma abandons state capture plan in last-minute court chaos
Zuma abandons state capture plan in last-minute court chaos
President Jacob Zuma on Wednesday afternoon abandoned a proposal that the state capture investigation be referred back to the public protector,...
Opposition parties detail tough state capture court order for Zuma
Opposition parties detail tough state capture court order for Zuma
Opposition political parties Wednesday morning asked the high court in Pretoria to give President Jacob Zuma two weeks to set up a commission of...
Opposition parties urge court to hold Zuma to state capture promises
Opposition parties urge court to hold Zuma to state capture promises
President Jacob Zuma has, in no uncertain terms, told Parliament that he would institute a commission of inquiry into state capture, the EFF told...
Zuma’s inaction on state capture draws fire in court
Zuma’s inaction on state capture draws fire in court
“Any reasonable President” would have acted on allegations of state capture by now, an advocate for public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane told...