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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
WTF is the public protector up to?
WTF is the public protector up to?
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Zuma: All is well, you just don't understand
Zuma: All is well, you just don't understand
President Jacob Zuma said on Thursday that he saw no reason why an eighth attempt in Parliament to oust him should be any different from those that...
Myeni lied, then lied again, says Companies Commission
Myeni lied, then lied again, says Companies Commission
Controversial South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni twice lied to the minister of public enterprises, in writing, about a R10-billion...
Concourt asks for a 'bad faith' enquiry on Dlamini and social grants
Concourt asks for a 'bad faith' enquiry on Dlamini and social grants
The Constitutional Court on Thursday declined to hold social grants minister Bathabile Dlamini personally liable for legal costs in the social...
Zuma's thorny tangle of legal troubles explained
Zuma's thorny tangle of legal troubles explained
This week the Passenger Rail Agency, a state organ, went to court to try to force another state organ, the Hawks, to investigate alleged corruption...
Ramaphosa vague on capture inquiry terms and Zuma
Ramaphosa vague on capture inquiry terms and Zuma
Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Wednesday told Parliament that a judicial inquiry into state capture is necessary, is urgent, should be welcomed...
Will Oakbay find a JSE sponsor?
Will Oakbay find a JSE sponsor?
Nearly two weeks after the first articles based on the Gupta leaks, those who invested in the Gupta family — including the state-owned...
Zuma team turns Nkandla loss into spy tapes gain
Zuma team turns Nkandla loss into spy tapes gain
Decisions made by the public protector are binding, unless reviewed by a court, President Jacob Zuma’s legal team told the Supreme Court of...
Christians close to ‘regulation by reputation’ for pastors
Christians close to ‘regulation by reputation’ for pastors
A broad alliance of Christian churches is in the final stages of setting up a system of voluntary ethical oversight for “religious practitioners” — just as Parliament is to start considering a controversial compulsory licensing scheme for religious institutions and their...
Project M: Leaked emails reveal Gupta plans to buy the M&G
Project M: Leaked emails reveal Gupta plans to buy the M&G
In January 2016 Nazeem Howa, then still CEO of the Gupta family’s corporate...