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Phillip de Wet is an Associate Editor for Mail & Guardian, a South African online news publication. He writes about politics, society, economics, weird stuff, and the areas where all of these collide. Over the past decade and a half, he has also written about telecommunications, sexually transmitted diseases, property development, civil liberties, riot policing, mining, movies, the media, and UFOs, among other topics.

Last Updated: September 10, 2015

South Africa’s Inexplicable Love Affair with China

Eric Olander, Cobus van Staden & more
While the recent economic turmoil in China is prompting a number of African countries to reconsider their growing economic dependence on the People’s Republic of China, not so in South Africa. Both the government and the ruling African National...