Sipho Kings

Sipho is the Mail & Guardian's News Editor. He also does investigative environment journalism.

Climate costs South Africa 10% of its GDP

Hotter world has already cut off at least 10% of the country's GDP. Rich countries have benefited from that warming

No plan as coal jobs go extinct

Globally, energy workers are being helped to transition into new positions. SA lags behind

Elemental power is fuelling a new world order

Germany and China lead the way, and now South Africa is starting to see that renewable energy could be its ‘saviour’

Dead whale full of plastic

23kg of plastic were found in the whale's stomach

Inside the SANDF’s budget crisis

The defence ministry says it needs an extra R50-billion in order to effectively carry out SA’s peacekeeping obligations, but the cupboard is bare

Slice of life: ‘I felt the pollution in my chest’

The colonial extractive industry has turned the Vaal into this poisoned place

‘Corporate death penalty’ for companies

If an industry kills more people than it employs, it gets a few warnings to clean up its act or it gets shut down

Graves bulldozed for security fence

ArcelorMittal, charged with toxic air and water pollution, seems to have bulldozed through graves to create a perimeter fence

SA defence in ‘critical decline’

South Africa’s response to Cyclone Idai is a serious warning about how poorly equipped the country is to deal with disasters

Three countries endanger world

Reality-denying United States, Brazil and Saudi Arabia join forces to stop another bid to understand the dangers of tinkering with climate

No end to Arcelor’s toxic practices

The company is unable to stop the emission of the pollutants and is asking for more time upgrade parts so that it can comply with the law.

This is why we don’t have water

Protests, corruption, mismanagement — the department explains its failure to deliver water

Press Releases

New energy mix on the cards

REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders