Phillip de Wet is a South African Journalist ​ 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]