Sipho Kings

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

SA on Syria: Erring on the side of caution?

Syrian activists spent last week trying in vain to persuade the South African government to condemn the Syria's military crackdown on protesters.

Govt passes on Gaddafi’s fate

The South African government says it will not pre-empt negotiations on Libya and prescribe the future of Colonel Muammar Gaddafi.

Land of discontent

A stalemate around transferring ownership has put the lives of a community on hold, writes <b>Sipho McDermott</b>.

If we ruled the world

To commemorate Youth Day, the <em>Mail & Guardian</em> asked some young South Africans one question.

The hunt for Hammerl’s body

The South African and Austrian governments are doing all they can to find the body of slain photographer Anton Hammerl.

Get asthma off your chest

'You can control your asthma" -- that was the upbeat message on World Asthma Day 2011, celebrated on May 3.

Apocalypse in Just a Few Months More

This week prophet of doom Harold Camping rescheduled the end of the world to October 21 after going to ground when his May 21 forecast bombed out.

Local not so lekker for citizens in rural Limpopo

Using piles of rocks, protesters have blocked the only road leading into Morutsi village in Limpopo as an attempt to disrupt polling.

Sharing a bone or two will tempt the tourists

The Palaeontological Scientific Trust launched 'Scatterlings of Africa', which aims to use fossils to promote common aancestry and heritage tourism.

Biennale list sparks controversy

Once again the art world is in an uproar as Zwelethu Mthetwa withdraws from Venice list amid claims of lack of transparency.

Food security high on the agenda

Professor Richard Mkandawire won the Drivers of Change individual category in 2008 for his work in driving the CAADP.

All quiet in Zandspruit, but squalid conditions remain

"We're living like pigs here," said Thobeka Nkenkana from the Zandspruit informal settlement in Honeydew, Johannesburg, this week, following protests.

Press Releases

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

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

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

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

Call for applications for the position of GCRO executive director

The Gauteng City-Region Observatory is seeking to appoint a high-calibre researcher and manager to be the executive director and to lead it

DriveRisk stays safe with high-tech thermal camera solution

Itec Evolve installed the screening device within a few days to help the driver behaviour company become compliant with health and safety regulations