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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
Waiting for Sassa’s invite to tender
Waiting 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...
Chief justice break-in fuels conspiracy theories
Chief justice break-in fuels conspiracy theories
NEWS ANALYSISWhen news broke that the office of the chief justice had been burgled at the weekend, many South Africans immediately suspected...
Lone broker promises to seek justice for syndication victims
Lone broker promises to seek justice for syndication victims
Five years ago he had set off on a mission to find the truth, said the man with the luxuriant beard and the wide eyes. He was speaking to about 100...
Concourt savages Teflon Dlamini in grants ruling
Concourt savages Teflon Dlamini in grants ruling
Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini on Friday offered her first apology for the social grants crisis she created, as the ANC almost...
Concourt judgement disproves Dlamini's assertions of 'media-created' grants anxiety
Concourt judgement disproves Dlamini's assertions of 'media-created' grants anxiety
NEWS ANALYSISAs questions were mounting about the crisis developing in the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) in recent months,...
Sassa fails to meet Constitutional Court deadline
Sassa fails to meet Constitutional Court deadline
The South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) on Monday said the public protector and auditor general should monitor the process in the coming...
Ministers kill ‘done but unsigned’ emergency grants deal
Ministers kill ‘done but unsigned’ emergency grants deal
A high-powered task team of cabinet ministers has thrown out the deal negotiated between the SA Social Security Agency (Sassa) and outsourced...
Agency faces a Constitutional Court bollocking over lies
Agency faces a Constitutional Court bollocking over lies
NEWS ANALYSISLate in 2016, nearly two months before the national budget was presented in Parliament, the South African Social Security Agency...
Minister Dlamini: Sassa crisis? That's a media invention
Minister Dlamini: Sassa crisis? That's a media invention
Social development minister Bathabile Dlamini on Sunday refused to answer any questions about how government grants will be paid out from April,...
Cosatu calls for Dlamini's head
Cosatu calls for Dlamini's head
Cosatu has called for Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini to resign or be dismissed for her role in the South African Social Services...
Angel or devil? The jury is still out
Angel or devil? The jury is still out
Serge Belamant is brilliant. Many people who have dealt with him say so. His list of patents going back decades – some visionary – show...