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Sipho Kings

South Africa
Environment Reporter — Freelance

2018 @niemanfdn fellow. Former environment at @mailandguardian. PGP. Sod the status quo. #COYS IG: @siphomcd

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I am the environment reporter for the Mail & Guardian in South Africa. I began working at the publication as an intern, before being offered this position. Since then I have taught myself on the job. My focus is on relating environmental issues to human issues, in an attempt to get people to ...

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Nov 19, 2017

RT @carolecadwalla: I wrote this in a cold, hard fury. Threats of violence against me = tip of the iceberg. The bullies are winning. W…

Nov 19, 2017

The great narrative of #Brexit is how the rich hijacked the concerns of others to impose their agenda (to get more rich). Tricky bastards.

Nov 18, 2017

RT @campbellclaret: Treachery is doing irrevocable damage to future of UK. As you do. Patriotism is standing up against it. As I will 

Nov 17, 2017

Will Cape Town ever stop being so disgustingly racist? A fake utopia, built as a playplace for rich foreigners. Or just rich white people. How many people have to face its racism before a real backlash happens? Sickening.

Nov 16, 2017

During @NFL football, the @USMC use #rugby in their advert to show strength and power. Guess they know which is the tougher sport. #ThursdayNightFootball

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What was your first job as a journalist?

Intern at the Mail & Guardian.

Have you ever used a typewriter?

Yes. I started writing as a young thing using my dad's typewriter.

How is social media changing news?

It is killing off the need for media breaking news, and pushing us towards analysing news and why things happen.