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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. 
​Three million electric cars by 2050 – if government doesn’t trip itself up
​Three million electric cars by 2050 – if government doesn’t trip itself up
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...
The Anthropocene equation measures the impact of humans
The Anthropocene equation measures the impact of humans
Humans are now the dominant force in changes to the Earth. This is according to a new equation, drawn up by scientists at the Australian National...
Earthlife Africa's win: State’s court loss is also its gain
Earthlife Africa's win: State’s court loss is also its gain
In a precedent-setting victory for the environmental lobby, the high court in Pretoria has ordered the environment department to reconsider its...
​Power station in vicious circle with climate change
​Power station in vicious circle with climate change
Wildfires, spontaneous combustion of coal, floods, drought, angry people ... welcome to the future that coal-fired power stations will have to deal...
Why this matters: Environment department paves way for more coal-fired power plants
Why this matters: Environment department paves way for more coal-fired power plants
The world is warming at an unprecedented rate in human history. Each of the last three years has successively set the record for the hottest year on...
Obituary: The people's attorney, Judge Essa Moosa
Obituary: The people's attorney, Judge Essa Moosa
There is one particular anecdote repeated by friends of the late Judge Essa Moosa. It takes place in a jail cell, packed with clergy and activists...
​Environment dept says its hands are tied in SA’s first climate change case
​Environment dept says its hands are tied in SA’s first climate change case
South Africa’s environmental affairs department is defending the construction of a coal-fired power station, because it doesn’t have the...
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
Toxic ocean pollution adds to fish woes
The oceans are dying. Humans are to blame but we know precious little about the where, why and how. More is known about the moon than about the...
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...