Fracking

Gwede keeps options open despite anti-fracking ruling

The minister of mineral resources and energy, Gwede Mantashe, has announced that his department will not be extracting gas by way of fracking

Groundwater maps could help South Africa prepare for safer fracking

A vulnerability map could help assess the risks associated with fracking and groundwater which around 300 towns depend on in South Africa's Karoo

​Court throws out fracking application for KZN

A procedural failure on the part of government has meant a further delay for attempts to get gas out from under 15 000 farms in KwaZulu-Natal.

‘Give SA its own fracking agency’

South Africa has adopted a softly-softly approach to shale gas exploration.

BHP write-down reveals fragile state of shale

The size of BHP Billiton's $2.8bn write-down for its US shale assets took some banks by surprise - at least two thought it was too small.

Let’s debate facts – not feelings

To debate on the basis of science-based evidence before making decisions is something we should aspire to in every field where it is possible.

Fracking out in the open at last

A team of researchers has R12.5-million and two years to consider the effect of fracking for shale gas on the Karoo.

The hunt for Karoo shale gas begins

The government plans to grant oil companies licences to begin exploring the Karoo for gas from as early as July this year.

Fracking chemicals ‘may affect fertility’

Researchers in the US have found that many of the 750 or so chemicals used in fracking are associated with fertility and developmental problems.

Stakes high as US plays oil card

A ploy to soften up Russia and Iran might inflict collateral damage on its own shale industry.

Zuma: Government wants 30 wells in 10 years for oil exploration

Although blessed with an abundance of minerals such as gold, platinum and coal, SA has always been a major oil importer.

Who will monitor the environmental fallout from fracking?

Critics say that plans for the department of mineral resources to monitor the impact of shale gas operations has put it at odds with its own mandate.

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Sisa Ntshona urges everyone to stay home, and consider travelling later

Sisa Ntshona has urged everyone to limit their movements in line with government’s request

SAB Zenzele’s special AGM postponed until further notice

An arrangement has been announced for shareholders and retailers to receive a 77.5% cash payout

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