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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
Eskom's Ngubane has nothing to say about the five-month Molefe lie
Eskom's Ngubane has nothing to say about the five-month Molefe lie
Brian Molefe definitely never resigned as the chief executive of Eskom, the company’s chairperson Ben Ngubane says in a new affidavit. And board...
Stuck between solar and theft, municipalities founder on electricity
Stuck between solar and theft, municipalities founder on electricity
This year the City of Cape Town expects to sell less electricity than it has since 2006, even though both its economy and population have grown. In...
Now Eskom’s Molefe was on ‘unpaid leave’
Now Eskom’s Molefe was on ‘unpaid leave’
Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe never resigned from the company, both he and Public Enterprises Minister Lynn Brown agree in new affidavits....
‘Judicial overreach’ is back
‘Judicial overreach’ is back
On Monday, about 1 000 ANC supporters marched through the streets of Durban behind a banner bearing a rhetorical question: “Who runs SA, courts...
​Taxis hope Competition Commission inquiry puts money in their pockets
​Taxis hope Competition Commission inquiry puts money in their pockets
Starting in June, the Competition Commission is to delve deeply into South Africa’s passenger transport market. Over the course of an expected...
Social grants solution: R6bn, five years
Social grants solution: R6bn, five years
It will cost “plus minus” R6-billion and take five more years for the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to insource the payment of...
CPS to face R317m claim on its own
CPS to face R317m claim on its own
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) will no longer fight a claim that it should never have paid Cash Paymaster Services (CPS)...
JZ ‘intervened’ for arms dealer
JZ ‘intervened’ for arms dealer
In 2010, President Jacob Zuma involved himself in a claim worth billions of rands against South Africa by a Portuguese apartheid-era sanctions...
​Net1 scores in social grant ruling
​Net1 scores in social grant ruling
United States-listed company Net1 was having a good week. On Friday it announced that it had signed up another 150 000 South Africans, mostly...
Court puts Zuma in checkmate on Cabinet reshuffle
Court puts Zuma in checkmate on Cabinet reshuffle
The high court in Pretoria on Thursday gave President Jacob Zuma one week to say why he fired his finance and deputy finance minsters in late March...
Asking MPs to listen to voters is likely a waste of time – survey
Asking MPs to listen to voters is likely a waste of time – survey
As individual voters take to the internet to urge MPs to remove President Jacob Zuma, a survey by a parliamentary monitoring organisation says MPs...