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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. 
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...
City buildings sprout urban gardens
City buildings sprout urban gardens
Johannesburg is rethinking how it works. Its tall, concrete buildings stretch across a vast swath of land between the tar of the motorway network...
Bigger farms needed to feed nine billion
Bigger farms needed to feed nine billion
Scientists have a solution to how nine billion people, the world population by 2030, will be fed. That’s good news. But not everyone will like...
The state of Joburg’s pipes
The state of Joburg’s pipes
Johannesburg’s infrastructure includes 22 000 manhole covers. To get water to homes, the utility has 117 reservoirs, 31 pump stations and 1 100km...
Spoiler alert: Raw sewage flows through northern Joburg
Spoiler alert: Raw sewage flows through northern Joburg
A sewage crisis is bubbling away in Johannesburg’s north. Used nappies, illegal stormwater connections, old infrastructure and huge new housing...
R700k wetland fine for luxury developer
R700k wetland fine for luxury developer
The self-proclaimed leading developer of luxury estates in southern Africa, Century Property Developments, has paid a R700 000 fine for building...
Dangerous daisy meets its weevil nightmare
Dangerous daisy meets its weevil nightmare
One of South Africa’s most destructive weeds is wiping out farmlands, poisoning cattle and making people sick. It’s been doing this for more...
Greening Awards: Editor's Note and Categories
Greening Awards: Editor's Note and Categories
Our annual Greening Awards are a chance to inject some much-needed hope into the world. So much is going wrong, especially when it comes to our...
Community Conservation and Resilience
Community Conservation and Resilience
South Africa’s greatest constraint is water. In a water-scarce country, planning has to focus on protecting this resource so it benefits the...
Youth Leadership
Youth Leadership
Sometimes programmes have both overwhelming quantitative and quantitative impacts. The World Wide Fund for Nature’s (WWF) “Environmental...
Energy Efficiency and carbon management
Energy Efficiency and carbon management
Geysers are one of those things that every home needs, but that every homeowner loathes because of the amount of energy they use. Their design has...