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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. 
​Greening the Future 2017: How you can help save the world
​Greening the Future 2017: How you can help save the world
It is easy to get demoralised when looking at the scale of climate change and global environmental problems. Each of the last three years has been...
50 000 litres of sewage flow into SA's  rivers every second
50 000 litres of sewage flow into SA's rivers every second
South Africa’s municipal sewage system has largely collapsed. Of the 824 treatment plants, maybe only 60 release clean water.
New tech to suck carbon out of the atmosphere
New tech to suck carbon out of the atmosphere
Humanity is pumping too much carbon dioxide into the atmosphere. It’s trapping heat and warming the planet at a rate that will make life...
Abattoir plan gears up for bloody battle
Abattoir plan gears up for bloody battle
People living in the Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve have laid criminal charges against the developers of a new abattoir in the area, saying an...
​Significant increase in global warming
​Significant increase in global warming
It’s time for a new climate change concept: fast and slow global warming. A growing understanding of global warming is fundamentally changing...
​The shit still flows through Deneysville and Refengkgotso
​The shit still flows through Deneysville and Refengkgotso
The fence is new: green, imposing and too high to climb over. But it does little to stop the milky-white sewage flowing — knee-deep —...
No longer bound to a charging plug, the future looks bright
No longer bound to a charging plug, the future looks bright
Picture the warm glow of an LED lightbulb. Someone is holding it in their hand, walking around a room. The bulb isn’t connected to a plug. But...
Myeni loses Companies Tribunal bid
Myeni loses Companies Tribunal bid
It took the Companies Tribunal just 12 minutes to read out a unanimous decision to dismiss, with costs, an attempt by SAA chairperson Dudu Myeni to...
Zuma-linked mine dealt legal blow
Zuma-linked mine dealt legal blow
The high court in Pretoria has ordered that mining company Atha-Africa give environmental civil society groups three weeks’ written notice before...
Gauteng’s green dam choked by sewage
Gauteng’s green dam choked by sewage
It’s deep winter in Delmas on the Mpumalanga border with Gauteng. There are circles of green where crops are irrigated, but otherwise the veld is...
Swapping coal for gas keeps world carbon emissions flat
Swapping coal for gas keeps world carbon emissions flat
Global carbon emissions have remained flat for the third consecutive year, according to the 2017 BP Statistical Review of World Energy.
​Gauteng approves abattoir, threatening Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve
​Gauteng approves abattoir, threatening Magaliesberg Biosphere Reserve
The City of Tshwane uses the word “noxious” to describe abattoirs. They are a necessary evil governed by strict bylaws. Yet, in the southwestern corner of the municipality, the provincial agriculture and rural development department has given an abattoir building permission despite...