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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. 
Rich estate’s dirty, smelly secret
Rich estate’s dirty, smelly secret
Manicured nature — that’s what you get when you spend a few million rands on a house in the Blair Atholl golf and equestrian estate.
Trouble brews as coffee faces extinction
Trouble brews as coffee faces extinction
Africa is the home of coffee. Beans from the continent have been picked as a snack for as long as humans have needed a quick hit of energy.
Our last gasp before we burn
Our last gasp before we burn
The Fall. That’s how we talk about it these days; the first catastrophe. From the way our storytellers weave it, it didn’t seem like the...
Duterte throttles online site
Duterte throttles online site
It’s June 2017 and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte is delivering his State of the Nation address. He was elected on the promise of violent...
Enviro action plan for South Africa
Enviro action plan for South Africa
Last year came with myriad environmental disasters, including raw sewage flowing into our rivers. The intense heat and flooding of this festive...
Cop-out stalls climate action
Cop-out stalls climate action
It was hailed as a victory. It had to be. After running a day over schedule, climate negotiators in Poland last week agreed on a set of rules for...
Water-shedding will make load-shedding seem like a jol
Water-shedding will make load-shedding seem like a jol
Water-shedding is inevitable because the business case for new water infrastructure doesn’t add up.
An El Niño away from water crisis
An El Niño away from water crisis
One El Niño is all it will take to throw Gauteng into a water crisis. Consumption already exceeds supply during a year of good rainfall.
Mission possible: Polluters can change
Mission possible: Polluters can change
Six major elements of the world economy are responsible for a third of all carbon emissions.
Eskom: Pollution kills 333 people a year
Eskom: Pollution kills 333 people a year
To get the wheels of government moving, it seems one needs to be alarmist. Greenpeace Africa did this in an email to journalists in late October....
Environment awaits ‘Mama Action’
Environment awaits ‘Mama Action’
A nervous laugh. Mention of how good the director general is. Then a change of topic. This was the protocol at the department of environmental...
Independent inquiry clears former Equal Education leaders
Independent inquiry clears former Equal Education leaders
Equal Education founders Doron Isaacs and Zackie Achmat have been cleared on all counts by an independent inquiry set up to look into sexual...