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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. 
Don’t do porn if you're married because you'll probably end up divorced
Don’t do porn if you're married because you'll probably end up divorced
Research backs up this finding — but it also revealed that young people are crap at matrimony.
If you're taller than most, researchers say you'll vote more conservatively
If you're taller than most, researchers say you'll vote more conservatively
American researchers say studies confirm that the 'taller the person is, the more likely they are to support conservative political positions.'
​Hackers will find life a little harder as Chinese satellite safeguard communications
​Hackers will find life a little harder as Chinese satellite safeguard communications
China’s new satellite could change how we communicate, creating messages that disappear when someone tries to hack into them.
Guess what? Scientists have proved that Fido loves you more than dog biscuits
Guess what? Scientists have proved that Fido loves you more than dog biscuits
Dogs have evolved to be so dependent on us that, in tests, they are seen to pick affection over food.
Heroes Day no longer the start of the planting season with a rapidly shifting climate
Heroes Day no longer the start of the planting season with a rapidly shifting climate
Maize and livestock farmers in South Africa – and in surrounding countries – will probably have to tighten their belts again.
World records are now being broken year after year, but this is nothing to celebrate
World records are now being broken year after year, but this is nothing to celebrate
No, it’s not the Olympics, it’s the weather. July 2016 is the hottest month in recorded history and people are responsible this unnatural phenomenon.
The Eskom dinosaur is trying to fight off competition in a fast-changing world
The Eskom dinosaur is trying to fight off competition in a fast-changing world
South Africa can have a cheaper, flexible power grid by 2030 but competing self-interests mean it probably won't, and the cost is likely crippling.
​Bacteria turn sewage into clean water and electricity in self-powered plant
​Bacteria turn sewage into clean water and electricity in self-powered plant
A microbial fuel cell can process sewage on a small or very large scale and solve the problem of water treatment, some five years from now.
Huge upset as DA snatches Beaufort West away from the ANC
Huge upset as DA snatches Beaufort West away from the ANC
SA’s oldest municipality - and Western Cape ANC stronghold - has fallen to the DA, with that party continuing its strong run in the province.
Former presidents Mbeki and Motlanthe insist their votes are their secrets
Former presidents Mbeki and Motlanthe insist their votes are their secrets
The former presidents went to the polls and spoke about the importance of elections, but Mbeki is still secretive about his choice.
Thabo Mbeki meets ANC candidates but refuses to endorse anyone
Thabo Mbeki meets ANC candidates but refuses to endorse anyone
The former president insisted 'people should not read into' his meeting with EFF leader Julius Malema on Monday.