Phillip de Wet is a South AfricanJournalist​ and the author of Nkandla: The Great Unravelling.[2]


Phillip started his career in 1998 as a Journalist at ITWeb​. From 2001 to 2003, he was a Writer​ for Brainstorm magazine. In 2003-2004, he worked as a Journalist at Thisday. Later, for several years Phillip worked as a Freelance writer​. From 2005 to 2008, he was a Founding editor of Maverick (magazine)​ and Empire. From 2009 to 2011, Phillip served as a Founding Deputy editor​ of Daily Maverick​.[11]

In October 2015 he was appointing as acting deputy editor of newspaper Mail & Guardian.[7] Five years earlier that newspaper had described him as a "journalism school dropout.[8] In October 2017 he won a national journalism award for a column about wine gums.[3]

In February 2017 police sought to question De Wet about the leak of a draft government report he had written about.[9]

Currently, Phillip is an Associate editor​ of Media24​ and Business Insider.[11]


Phillip holds an incomplete B.A​ Hons​ in Journalism​ and Media studies​ from University of the Witwatersrand​ and National Diploma from Tshwane University of Technology.[11]