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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. 
SA is blowing its carbon budget
SA is blowing its carbon budget
South Africa has a climate change problem. Per person, South Africans emit more than anyone outside of the West. It is the world’s 14th largest...
Courts deliver big wins for environment
Courts deliver big wins for environment
South Africa’s environment law has a strange loophole. In theory, every activity that would harm the environment falls under the National...
R6.5-billion lost to alien invaders
R6.5-billion lost to alien invaders
South Africa is a semi-arid country. The plants and animals that have evolved to live here grow slowly, taking just enough to get through the good...
We’re dissolving the ocean floor
We’re dissolving the ocean floor
The ocean floor is dissolving, and it will get worse because of humans.
Warm world: Floods are our future
Warm world: Floods are our future
We keep building in wetlands and near to rivers, breaking down the natural systems that slow down and control flood waters. New research shows how...
World’s children bear the brunt of toxic air
World’s children bear the brunt of toxic air
The World Health Organisation (WHO) lists air pollution as one of the biggest burden on health.
Raw sewage flows as little changes
Raw sewage flows as little changes
Thwack! Thwack! Thwack! Bongani Khumalo has hit the perfect rhythm. His axe bites into the dry, yellow trunk of a once tall tree. His khaki chinos,...
R72-million later and Delmas’s sewerage scandal still stinks
R72-million later and Delmas’s sewerage scandal still stinks
Standing on the highest hill in Delmas, you can see the modern story of Mpumalanga playing out in every direction. A mix of dust and haze fades out...
Poor practices put chicken industry in danger
Poor practices put chicken industry in danger
Research has raised questions about the effect of raising a seething mass of chickens in crowded, long, narrow buildings.
Millionaire golf estate sucks water
Millionaire golf estate sucks water
A vacant plot at the Blair Atholl Golf & Equestrian Estate starts at R1.5-million. A four-bedroom home goes for R20-million. The estate, north of...
Chemical killing the killer whales
Chemical killing the killer whales
Orcas, or killer whales (Orcinus orca) have been around for 11-million years. An apex predator, only humans dare hunt them. Evolved to...
Earth faces climactic moment
Earth faces climactic moment
Twelve years — that’s how long we have to make fundamental changes to the way we do things. Fail and, by 2030, the world will be locked...