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How BP Oil Spill Fines Could Help Protect the Texas Coast

Other states were harder hit by the spill, but Texas is still receiving millions of dollars that can be used for vital restoration efforts

Slimmer BP is looking more digestible

BP has sold its Californian oil refinery to United States firm Tesoro as part of a $38-billion selling spree following the Gulf of Mexico disaster.

BP haunted by uncertainties but puts on brave face

BP has set aside a further $847-million to pay for the Deepwater Horizon disaster, raising the potential cost to $38-billion.

Marine life struggling two years after BP oil spill

Two years after the Deepwater Horizon rig exploded in the Gulf of Mexico, research is turning up ailing fish bearing diseases.

BP faces another tough week despite well progress

BP faces another difficult week of tough questions from investors and US lawmakers despite making progress in capturing an increasing amount of oil.

BP capturing oil from Gulf gusher

BP began capturing some oil spewing from its ruptured well on Friday as Barack Obama warned the company against skimping on compensation.

Gulf Coast warned oil may leak until August

US government and BP officials are warning that the blown-out oil well causing a disaster on the Gulf Coast may not be stopped until August.

Gulf residents eye slow fix for oil spill

BP's "top kill" oil well plug failed on Saturday, practically killing any optimism among residents that the spill fouling their coast will end soon.

Criminal probe of Gulf oil spill seen inevitable

With a BP well spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico for a fifth week and President Barack Obama under pressure to act, legal experts say it is only a matter of time before his administration begins a criminal investigation into the disaster.

Pressure piles on BP as Gulf spill widens

US President Barack Obama was dispatching two Cabinet secretaries to the fouled Gulf Coast on Monday to keep pressure on energy giant BP.

Oil spill costs mount for US economy, companies

The oil gushing unchecked from an undersea well in the Gulf of Mexico could permanently scar coastal lands and bring down some energy companies.

BP chief faces Washington grilling

Tony Hayward meets United States politicians and regulators as criticism of oil giant's reaction to well blow-out mounts.

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20th Edition of the National Teaching Awards

Teachers are seldom recognised but they are indispensable to the country's education system

Awards affirm the vital work that teachers do

Government is committed to empowering South Africa’s teachers with skills, knowledge and techniques for a changing world

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders