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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. 
Inaccessible Island tells the plastic truth
Inaccessible Island tells the plastic truth
We might have been wrong about the plastic waste floating about our oceans, choking fish and spreading the waste-signature of humanity.
We’re killing off life, but there is hope
We’re killing off life, but there is hope
The cheetah is the world’s fastest land mammal. It evolved for semi-arid areas and used to roam South Africa. But most of its habitat...
A good drive but far from stealthy
A good drive but far from stealthy
There’s a moment when I hate this Nissan Stealth. I’m standing halfway up a rough, rocky koppie in Groenkloof Nature Reserve, just south of...
Responding to the climate crisis
Responding to the climate crisis
"I want you to panic.” This statement, delivered by 16-year-old student and climate activist Greta Thunberg at the World Economic Forum Annual...
Nissan NP300 twin cab review
Nissan NP300 twin cab review
Cars have become very good at managing how you feel and how you respond to driving them. Exhausts pick their tune, while active suspensions mean...
Live in JHB, lose three years of life
Live in JHB, lose three years of life
Some 13-million people live in Gauteng. Every single one of those people are breathing in air that is toxic, and is shortening their lives. For the...
Air pollution death toll rises by 170
Air pollution death toll rises by 170
The department of environment, forestry and fisheries is trying to, once again, double the allowable concentration of sulphur dioxide that...
Nature’s Nocturne: Unfettered human sprawl drives animals into the night
Nature’s Nocturne: Unfettered human sprawl drives animals into the night
Lions, leopards and tigers —all apex predators — have evolved to dominate their respective environments. Over millions of years, they...
Breath, death and data: The air in our cities is killing us
Breath, death and data: The air in our cities is killing us
In Johannesburg, Pretoria, Durban, Bloemfontein and Cape Town, the air people breathe is often so dangerous that it is killing them. This air...
Kalahari will become too hot for birds
Kalahari will become too hot for birds
The Kalahari desert, which straddles Namibia, Botswana and South Africa, is already 1.95°C hotter than it was just 60 years ago. Temperature...