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Sipho Kings

Sipho Kings

Sipho Kings is the Mail & Guardian's environment reporter. Broken ecosystems, bad corporations and mean people are the order of the day. This means his shoes are caked in all sorts of dodgy material. 
Activists hijack Cites and shoot down local solutions
Activists hijack Cites and shoot down local solutions
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South Africa's thirst is emptying a Lesotho dam, leaving the locals parched
South Africa's thirst is emptying a Lesotho dam, leaving the locals parched
Water, netball and basketball are the three pillars of evening life in Katse village, Lesotho. The basketball is played on a floodlit court built for...
Rhino, elephant, lion fates to be decided at Cites
Rhino, elephant, lion fates to be decided at Cites
Cites – the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora – has been around for four decades. In that time it...
What does SA plan to do with its toxic nuclear waste?
What does SA plan to do with its toxic nuclear waste?
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Toxic household dust - something else to panic about
Toxic household dust - something else to panic about
Household dust. It’s the stuff you see floating along when a ray of sunlight slips around a curtain and shines a light on the inner workings of...
Workers leak details of potentially lethal conditions at Guptas' Tegeta coal mine
Workers leak details of potentially lethal conditions at Guptas' Tegeta coal mine
Blasting within 500m of passing traffic without safety measures in place, resuming operations within days of having been suspended, and strangling...
Air pollution kills 20 000 per year in South Africa - as many as in traffic
Air pollution kills 20 000 per year in South Africa - as many as in traffic
Air pollution kills 20 000 people in South Africa every year, costing the economy nearly R300-million. This is according to new research from...
The victims of the Aurora mine debacle continue to do what they know best – mining
The victims of the Aurora mine debacle continue to do what they know best – mining
Jerome Matsinhy clutches a padlock tightly in one hand as he poses for a photograph in his one-bedroom home. A battered blue Nokia, held together...
Johannesburg Water implements heavy water restrictions, urges residents to be frugal
Johannesburg Water implements heavy water restrictions, urges residents to be frugal
Spring comes with the promise of rain, but after two years of drought there still isn’t enough water to go around.
Another ecosystem in crisis as Southern Oceans around Antarctica get less salty
Another ecosystem in crisis as Southern Oceans around Antarctica get less salty
The oceans around Antarctica, the Southern Oceans, have been getting less salty. That’s a problem because it messes about with the balance of all...
​Politicking over the nuclear build has stalled SA’s need to lower carbon emissions
​Politicking over the nuclear build has stalled SA’s need to lower carbon emissions
The nuclear deal comes with a much higher price tag than a minister’s head and junk status. Political manoeuvring to pave its way has all but...