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Sipho Kings

South Africa
Environment Reporter — Freelance

2018 @niemanfdn fellow. Environment @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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#LoveSouthAfrica - There are many criticism of @MYANC (1 woman in the Top 6) but this is just one of the many things the party does that puts other parties (globally) to shame. 
@brodiegal @HarvardHBS Think flights have to be the best example, where it's cheaper to go via [insert hub outside of the continent] to get between countries, than flying direct.
#Africa Taken from a @HarvardHBS blurb for a course about investing on the continent. People are waking up to the subtlety of this not being a single entity. Its billion people cover an area larger than China, India, USA and Western Europe ...
Really, really, interesting stuff from @gcarbonproject - What we've emitted in moving carbon levels from 288ppm to 403ppm. The fingerprint of humanity. Note how oceans/land absorb a great deal but cannot handle level of our emissions. #climatechange results.
This is how EU/US/The West has managed to drop carbon emissions - Graph of emissions moving around the world through goods made in one place, and used in another place. This is now changing as China's internal economy expands.
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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.