Sipho Kings

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

‘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

Dead whale full of plastic

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

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

Pollution kills nine million a year

It’s one of the world’s biggest killers and inextricably linked to global warming

Bedrock of food security destroyed

Ecosystem destruction by human activities has reduced plant varieties and other life — and the ability to survive

Killer Eskom’s victims pile up

The utility has released toxic pollutants up to five times a day, a study has found, for which it could be fined R46-billion

Climate change claims its first mammal extinction

Climate change has eaten away at the only known habitat where the rodent had evolved to live

Pollution kills as power plants fail

Despite admitting that pollutants from its plants are killing people, a cash-strapped Eskom says it cannot afford to comply with environmental laws

Press Releases

Obituary: Mohammed Tikly

His legacy will live on in the vision he shared for a brighter more socially just future, in which racism and discrimination are things of the past

Openview, now powered by two million homes

The future of free-to-air satellite TV is celebrating having two million viewers by giving away two homes worth R2-million

Road to recovery for the tourism sector: The South African perspective

The best-case scenario is that South Africa's tourism sector’s recovery will only begin in earnest towards the end of this year

What Africa can learn from Cuba in combating the Covid-19 pandemic

Africa should abandon the neoliberal path to be able to deal with Covid-19 and other health system challenges likely to emerge in future

Coexisting with Covid-19: Saving lives and the economy in India

A staggered exit from the lockdown accompanied by stepped-up testing to cover every district is necessary for India right now

Covid-19: Eased lockdown and rule of law Webinar

If you are arrested and fined in lockdown, you do get a criminal record if you pay the admission of guilt fine

Covid-19 and Frontline Workers

Who is caring for the healthcare workers? 'Working together is how we are going to get through this. It’s not just a marathon, it’s a relay'.

PPS webinar Part 2: Small business, big risk

The risks that businesses face and how they can be dealt with are something all business owners should be well acquainted with

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