Emissions from fracking gas half that of coal, says study

A new meta-study has found that the life-time greenhouse gas emissions of shale gas, extracted through fracking, are half that of coal.

Sasol synfuel production soars

The chemicals giant expects synfuel production for the year to fall in the upper end of the target range as it progresses a number of investments.

Agang against fracking

Mamphela Ramphele's party will oppose hydraulic fracturing, a first for a South African political party.

Citizens of SA, express your fury over the ruin of our world

The government must wake up and smell the roses before the stench of sulphur becomes overwhelming.

Sasol fracks with freed slave history

The SA firm is dismantling a US community to make way for its $21-billion shale gas plant.

Carbon tax delayed, fracking favoured in Gordhan’s Budget

The 2014 Budget has delayed the carbon tax, punted shale gas, budgeted for more independent energy, and asked that mines help fix acid mine drainage.

Controversial minerals Bill stalls abruptly

Parliament's committee on mineral resources says gas and oil should be treated differently to mining.

Opposition to fracking peters out

The fight is no longer about fracking but how it is going to be carried out, writes Sarah Wild.

Botswana government rejects fracking claims

Botswana's government has denied claims that fracking is under way in the country's top wildlife park, but says exploration drilling is taking place.

Botswana faces questions over licences for fracking companies in Kalahari

Botswana has been accused of sacrificing the Kalahari to commercial fracking while ignoring the concerns of access to scarce water.

Karoo fracking: Water, wealth and whites

The sparse and evocative Karoo, a place for artists and soil-tillers, may soon become a place for geologists, scientists, and fracking.

Government: Companies must disclose fracking fluids

SA government has proposed that companies involved in fracking disclose the chemicals used and adhere to American Petroluem Institute standards.


High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

Despite “extreme sympathy”, court says it must uphold the law

Partner row hits Mabuza Eskom deal

Former business associate says Nomvula Mabuza was not authorised to use his firm’s credentials to win the R100-million maintenance contract

Viral threat no match for Mama K’s Team 4

While most of Netflix’s live-action productions have been suspended, work on Mama K’s forges on from the comfort of animators’ couches and kitchen tables

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The online value of executive education in a Covid-19 world

Executive education courses further develop the skills of leaders in the workplace

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

Dimension Data launches Saturday School in PE

The Gauteng Saturday School has produced a number of success stories