Phillip De Wet

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The other Life Esidimeni scandal

A judgement highlights the Gauteng social development department’s illicit doings

ANN7 sacrificed to save MultiChoice ‘mistake-men’

MultiChoice was equally clear about the consequences of its 'mistake' — when ANN7’s contract ends in August, it will be dropped from DStv

​O’Sullivan, Hain pile pressure on UK ’state capture’ law firm

Under his nonprofit Forensics for Justice, O'Sullivan’s letter blames Hogan Lovells for the legal manoeuvres of three of its “sordid clients”

Sassa CEO says Dlamini’s guards prevented questions

The social development minister's bodyguards intervened to protect her from questions, former Sassa CEO Thokozani Magwaza testified.

Combative, evasive Dlamini steers herself towards disaster

Social Development Minister Bathabile Dlamini this week sought a definition of “meeting” before she could confirm that she had one

Dlamini’s direct inquisition ends, but more in store

During questioning, Bathabile Dlamini contradicted herself, refused to admit simple facts, and failed to answer many crucial questions

Dlamini says ‘work streams’ appointed themselves

In 2015 Dlamini ordered the appointment of work streams, which have cost at least R50 million and have been found to be in breach of procurement rules

Bathabile Dlamini will not say why ‘trusted’ subordinates too kept her in the dark

As on Monday and Tuesday, Dlamini continued to insist on providing what she deemed important context, but seemed mostly to be irrelevant detail

Inquisitors bury evasive Bathabile Dlamini under a document avalanche

Under cross-examination the social development minister dodged questions about her 'work streams' and her role in the 2017 social grants crisis

State capture inquiry on hold as Zondo now waits on Zuma

Zondo – the allegations of state capture “go to the very foundations of our Constitutional democracy” and require a staff with a wide range of skills

Dlamini ‘meandos’ around inquiry questions, including her job description

"All the work that I do is important,” Dlamini told Geoff Budlender, advocate for civil society group Black Sash.

Bankers give Guptas extra time to keep records secret

Law stretched to protect Saxonwold family as wolves circle.

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Limpopo’s Economic Recovery Plan to fight Covid-19 impact

Billions have been set aside to help farmers and industries get back on their feet as part of the Limpopo Socio-Economic Recovery Plan

Disrupt the corrupt

Whistle-blowers should be seen as real heroes in the fight against corruption and we need a change in culture for this to happen

Corporates: A force for good for a sustainable future

In order to see people and nature thrive what is required is a strong focus on partnerships – we cannot act alone anymore

Combatting wildlife crime in Southern Africa activity annual programme statement (APS) No. 04

Concept papers are sought for implementating activities, for a multi-faceted programme that aims to reduce poaching and illegal trade in wildlife

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Many business-grade security systems now have built-in learning systems and AI to help businesses stay up to date with protection

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