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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. 
Food insecurity rising in Africa
Food insecurity rising in Africa
A third of all people living in sub-Saharan Africa face severe food insecurity. They do not have enough money, or the resources to grow food, and...
Tiny beetles cause a giant crisis
Tiny beetles cause a giant crisis
A plague of tiny beetles is tearing into our trees and killing them. The unprecedented crisis has led to towns, cities, companies and universities...
The blueprint for happiness
The blueprint for happiness
We could save R400-trillion in the next decade if we make the world a nicer place to live. That’s R50 000 each.
Hydropower is Africa’s big gamble
Hydropower is Africa’s big gamble
There isn’t enough electricity in sub-Saharan Africa. Industry can’t grow rapidly and many people have to use paraffin and firewood for cooking...
Fear not, trout-fanciers: your alien fish are here to stay
Fear not, trout-fanciers: your alien fish are here to stay
Trout are an invasive species. This much is not contested. Originally from Canada and Europe, the rainbow and brown variants were introduced to...
20-million in SA denied clean water
20-million in SA denied clean water
Saturday morning, 10am. It’s really cold in Johannesburg. I’m sitting at a heavy, wooden table. Neat piles of paperwork cover the one half. The...
Don’t refuse, recycle
Don’t refuse, recycle
Waste. It’s one of the words that conjures up negative images of flies and biblical plagues. Something you throw away and forget about.
The Grand Inga delusion
The Grand Inga delusion
Every time South African officials get together with their Congolese counterparts, the subject of the Grand Inga Dam is on the agenda.
Residents finally kill off abattoir
Residents finally kill off abattoir
A plan to build an abattoir on land that has “irreplaceable” biodiversity has been stopped in its tracks after an almost three-year battle. The...
Flushing money down the loo
Flushing money down the loo
It’s no secret that South Africa’s water sector faces big problems. Old infrastructure is falling apart. New infrastructure is not being...
Reason lights up new energy plan
Reason lights up new energy plan
In launching South Africa’s new blueprint for energy —the Integrated Resource Plan 2018 —Energy Minister Jeff Radebe did not mention...
Cutting out meat and dairy and slashes your carbon footprint
Cutting out meat and dairy and slashes your carbon footprint
The problem with climate change is it’s such a big thing. It’s as if the scale of the problem is too hectic to internalise,and our own...