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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
Gupta firms roasted in bank court bid
Gupta firms roasted in bank court bid
There was a “well-founded suspicion”, on uncontested facts, that Gupta-linked companies had “subverted the integrity of the financial system,...
Agency moves in on parastatals
Agency moves in on parastatals
It’s not coincidence. It’s strategy.
Gupta companies failed to disclose facts in bank bid, high court finds
Gupta companies failed to disclose facts in bank bid, high court finds
Between them, 20 companies associated with the Gupta family failed to disclose that they not only could continue to pay their staff if their last...
Public protector ‘tampering with evidence’ ahead of review
Public protector ‘tampering with evidence’ ahead of review
Public protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane or her lawyers, or both, are “tampering with the record” of an investigation ahead of a court review of her...
Reserve Bank, Absa slam protector
Reserve Bank, Absa slam protector
Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane did significant damage to the economy with an investigation “conducted in a grossly incompetent and...
DA, Public Protector agree courts should not block state capture probe
DA, Public Protector agree courts should not block state capture probe
The Democratic Alliance (DA) and Public Protector Busisiwe Mkhwebane on Tuesday made common cause against President Jacob Zuma, both telling the...
Zuma and DA go to hearing on ‘simple’ state capture case
Zuma and DA go to hearing on ‘simple’ state capture case
President Jacob Zuma has violated the Constitution again, the Democratic Alliance (DA) will tell the high court in Pretoria in a hearing scheduled...
BP, others to face criminal charges
BP, others to face criminal charges
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‘We should at least know if JZ’s a crook’
‘We should at least know if JZ’s a crook’
One can deduce from her actions that Baleka Mbete, chairperson of the ANC and fierce defender of Jacob Zuma, believes the president made himself...
Mbete in EFF crosshairs, Zuma next
Mbete in EFF crosshairs, Zuma next
The Economic Freedom Fighters party does not want the Constitutional Court to tell the National Assembly or its speaker, Baleka Mbete, what to do,...