Sipho Kings is the person the Mail & Guardian sends to places when people’s environment is collapsing. This leads him from mine dumps to sewage flowing down streets – a hazardous task for his trusty pair of work shoes. Having followed his development-minded parents around Southern Africa his first port of call for reporting on the environment is people on the ground. When things go wrong – when harvests collapse and water dries up – they have limited resources to adapt, which people can never let politicians forget. For the rest of the time he tries to avoid the boggling extremes of corporations and environmental organisations, and rather looks for that fabled 'truth' thing. For Christmas he wants a global agreement where humanity accepts that sustainable development is the way forward. And maybe for all the vested interest to stop being so extreme. And world peace. And a sturdier pair of shoes.
Conservation of celebrity animals draws resources away from ensuring the survival of other less sexy species threatened by habitat loss and trade.
Local newsrooms are shedding staff and sales, but it's not all doom and gloom for the print media industry.
With 14-million South Africans facing hunger, we look at what you can do to ensure more is done on a national scale to tackle food insecurity.
SA's unemployment rate and the high cost of food mean many people go hungry. We look at how the R6 food challenge can raise awareness around this.
We need to feed our country quality food so we can all realise our potential. That’s why we are running the R6-a-day challenge, writes Sipho Kings.
Around 14-million South Africans cannot afford enough food to feed their families. Join the M&G's R6-a-day food challenge on Thursday, October 16.
It is a national scandal that millions in SA starve and scrape by without any law to rescue them when the country is officially food secure.
Women vow to buck priestly exclusion because it is patriarchy befitting apartheid-era defiance.
A transgender woman, in a struggle to get Home Affairs to give her an ID that reflects her name and gender, has gone on a hunger strike in protest.
It took the sheer presence of police Nyalas to smash apart groups of furious protesters who took over the streets of Newclare yesterday.