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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. 
It's raining but QwaQwa hopes dry up
It's raining but QwaQwa hopes dry up
"QwaQwa is burning,” say residents who have been without water for more than a week and without running water for two and a half years.
​It’ll cost R6.5-trillion to save the Arctic, but it’ll be worth it
​It’ll cost R6.5-trillion to save the Arctic, but it’ll be worth it
The world’s climate is changing at such a dramatic rate that the solutions have to be equally monumental to keep up. Where politicians fail to...
Maputo’s new port will struggle to weather the coming storm
Maputo’s new port will struggle to weather the coming storm
Temperatures sit in the mid-30s and Maputo’s humidity levels makes breathing feel like a small amount of water is being inhaled with each breath....
Drought-struck coastal cities go for expensive Plan B
Drought-struck coastal cities go for expensive Plan B
Richards Bay is joining other coastal cities and building a desalination plant to survive the crippling drought. By converting sea water into...
Bad boy sugar does some good
Bad boy sugar does some good
“This job is my way out,” says Nosisa Maseka. She does the books for the Sikuvile Farmers Association, based next to Swaziland’s northeastern...
Your sweet tooth brings development to Swaziland
Your sweet tooth brings development to Swaziland
“We prayed. What else could we do?” Thulani Simelane says and smiles. Everyone in Swaziland seems to smile as they talk. But he then looks away...
Pastor Shepherd Bushiri ministries fined R87 500
Pastor Shepherd Bushiri ministries fined R87 500
Pastor Shepherd Bushiri’s church has been slapped with an R87 500 fine for the illegal construction of a mega-church.
There's less time than we thought to combat climate change
There's less time than we thought to combat climate change
New research suggest that the world has less time to meet its global warming targets than originally believed and that “emissions targets may need...
Climate shift killed off dinosaurs
Climate shift killed off dinosaurs
Finding out what killed off the dinosaurs has been one of science’s greatest quests. In a geological blink of an eye, a species, which had...
Global freeze helped kill off dinosaurs
Global freeze helped kill off dinosaurs
Finding out what killed off the dinosaurs has been one of science’s greatest quests. In a geological blink of an eye, a species which had dominated...
Owls and frogs vs shops and offices
Owls and frogs vs shops and offices
Tourism brochures talk about Kyalami, north of Johannesburg, as a “surprising green area” in an otherwise busy mega­city. With little...