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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
Ombud okays media naming high-profile, probable gender-harm perpetrators
Ombud okays media naming high-profile, probable gender-harm perpetrators
In a precedent-setting case, press ombud Johan Retief this week created a new set of rules under which the media may, under certain conditions,...
There should be no Abrahams-vs-Nxasana beauty contest, court hears
There should be no Abrahams-vs-Nxasana beauty contest, court hears
The high court in Pretoria on Tuesday made no promises on exactly when it would deliver judgement in what Gauteng judge president Dunstan Mlambo...
Court frets about putting a prosecutor who took golden handshake back in charge
Court frets about putting a prosecutor who took golden handshake back in charge
Former prosecutions head Mxolisi Nxasana has already shown that he would only leave if a price was paid, and that may have to form part of a...
Media blackout on document in Nxasana case
Media blackout on document in Nxasana case
The high court in Pretoria on Monday ordered a media blackout on a document that had been due to feature in argument in a matter where civil...
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Oil giant BP this week failed to have a private environmental prosecution against it withdrawn and will have to wait until May next year to plead...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
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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...