Replacing petrol pumps to take 'several months'

Sherilee Bridge

The South African Petroleum Industry Association said the replacement of older petrol pumps, which are unable to reflect a price of more than R9,99, would take several months. Roughly 18 500 petrol pumps, or about 30% of all South Africa's pumps, need to be replaced. These pumps do not have digital readings.

Africa plans many oil refineries, only one likely

Margaret Orgill

A new refinery in South Africa is likely to be the only one to go ahead in the short-term from a slew of projects proposed in sub-Saharan Africa, analysts say. Dozens of developments have been announced in recent years in countries including Angola, Nigeria and Zimbabwe but most will stay on the drawing board.