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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. 
State’s hopes for a nuclear future nuked
State’s hopes for a nuclear future nuked
The Western Cape High Court has all but ensured that South Africa will not build nuclear energy under a Jacob Zuma presidency.
Court sets aside R1-trillion nuclear deals SA with Russia, US and South Korea
Court sets aside R1-trillion nuclear deals SA with Russia, US and South Korea
The Western Cape High Court has set aside nuclear agreements signed by government with vendor countries, declaring them unlawful and unconstitutional. These deals were with Russia, the United States and South Korea....
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
​Climate change brings failed states and violent conflict
The Tabqa Dam in northern Syria brings green and life to an area that would otherwise be a desert. Its water supplies about five million people and...
​A warming world puts the heat on fynbos
​A warming world puts the heat on fynbos
The small strip of land along the Cape coastline is home to one of the most diverse ecosystems on Earth: fynbos. Stretching from Port Elizabeth to...
​Why we don’t have cool, clear water
​Why we don’t have cool, clear water
NEWS ANALYSIS
El Niño dramatically increases number of cholera cases
El Niño dramatically increases number of cholera cases
El Niño brings drought to the southern hemisphere, and floods to its northern counterpart. Its last arrival, across 2015 and 2016, created two...
A river of shit, chemicals, metals flows through our land
A river of shit, chemicals, metals flows through our land
The Olifants River is one of Southern Africa’s most important catchments. Its waters irrigate farming in western Mpumalanga and power Eskom’s...
Don’t be a dick — just enjoy cricket
Don’t be a dick — just enjoy cricket
I came to Catholicism through cricket. In primary school, each week two hours were set aside for religion. “None of the above” wasn’t...
Tyrannosaurus rex, a sexy softie
Tyrannosaurus rex, a sexy softie
Tyrannosaurus rex spent its life wandering across the planet, tearing into anything that it wanted to eat. Claws and massive teeth made it the king...
SA promises three million electric cars
SA promises three million electric cars
There are about 300 electric cars whooshing along South Africa’s roads. By 2050, there should be three million. The only thing standing in the...
​Energy fix stares SA in the face
​Energy fix stares SA in the face
NEWS ANALYSIS
4 negative myths about renewable energy debunked
4 negative myths about renewable energy debunked
You can’t manage the weatherObservations support this; the sun can hide behind clouds and wind tends to veer between...