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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
Brian Molefe inter-ministerial committee draws immediate flak
Brian Molefe inter-ministerial committee draws immediate flak
Cabinet on Thursday announced that President Jacob Zuma has set up an inter-ministerial committee (IMC) to look into the bungling of Brian...
Zuma Inc much bigger than the Guptas – report
Zuma Inc much bigger than the Guptas – report
President Jacob Zuma has presided over a “silent coup” under the cover of supposed radical economic transformation, researchers from the...
Eskom now too costly for most
Eskom now too costly for most
This year the City of Cape Town expects to sell less electricity than it has since 2006, even though both its economy and population has grown. In...
Three new questions for Brian Molefe
Three new questions for Brian Molefe
NEWS ANALYSIS
Three things Lynne Brown will have to explain
Three things Lynne Brown will have to explain
NEWS ANALYSISThere are many amusing contradictions between the stories about Brian Molefe and how he came to resign/retire/be retrenched/return as Eskom CEO. But over 10 days his return to Eskom spawned three initially separate court cases already running to 500 pages of...
Eskom's Ngubane has nothing to say about the five-month Molefe lie
Eskom's Ngubane has nothing to say about the five-month Molefe lie
Brian Molefe definitely never resigned as the chief executive of Eskom, the company’s chairperson Ben Ngubane says in a new affidavit. And board...
Stuck between solar and theft, municipalities founder on electricity
Stuck between solar and theft, municipalities founder on electricity
This year the City of Cape Town expects to sell less electricity than it has since 2006, even though both its economy and population have grown. In...
Now Eskom’s Molefe was on ‘unpaid leave’
Now Eskom’s Molefe was on ‘unpaid leave’
Eskom chief executive Brian Molefe never resigned from the company, both he and Public Enterprises Minister Lynn Brown agree in new affidavits....
‘Judicial overreach’ is back
‘Judicial overreach’ is back
On Monday, about 1 000 ANC supporters marched through the streets of Durban behind a banner bearing a rhetorical question: “Who runs SA, courts...
​Taxis hope Competition Commission inquiry puts money in their pockets
​Taxis hope Competition Commission inquiry puts money in their pockets
Starting in June, the Competition Commission is to delve deeply into South Africa’s passenger transport market. Over the course of an expected...
Social grants solution: R6bn, five years
Social grants solution: R6bn, five years
It will cost “plus minus” R6-billion and take five more years for the South African Social Security Agency (Sassa) to insource the payment of...