Shabangu presents new regulations for fracking

To the upset of anti-fracking groups, Mineral Resources Minister Susan Shabangu presented proposed technical regulations that will govern fracking.

Sasol cracks major US fracking deal

A record-breaking multibillion-dollar investment will see the company cash in on the gas boom.

Frackers will need to apply for a water licence, says Molewa

The rhetoric around fracking is building as Water Minister Edna Molewa issued a notice of her intention to declare fracking a "controlled activity".

Fracking: Shell SA’s shale drive riles farmers

Shell's Karoo fracking plans have catalysed a battle between the government and farmers as well as conservationists like billionaire Johann Rupert.

Fracking story contains ‘wild’ untruths

Reader, Jan Arkert responds to the Mail & Guardian's article on fracking.

New US study inflames SA’s fracking debate

A US study that links fracking to high concentrations of methane in drinking wells has sparked debate about the technique for extracting natural gas.

Study reveals fracking can cause water pollution

A new study released on Monday has shown that "fracking" can pollute drinking water, although it is uncertain the impact this has on human health.

Fracking issue ‘simply’ a case of attracting voters

The Democratic Alliance's Geordin Hill-Lewis seems to think that fracking is not a "simple matter".

DA has not decided on fracking

The democratic Alliance's Geordin Hill-Lewis responds to a reader who believes the party supports fracking.

Fracked if I’m going to vote DA

It has happened at last. The Democratic Alliance has finally lost the vote of the white Cape Town elite, writes Andrew Verrijdt.

Looking back on the environment in 2012

Last year provided a wealth of meetings and conferences with minimal outcomes, while catastrophes continued to show how the climate is changing.

DA withdraws fracking resolution

The Democratic Alliance's federal congress has dropped a contentious resolution greenlighting hydraulic fracking in the Karoo.


High court refuses application to cross provinces for a funeral

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

Can you pause a pandemic? Inside the race to stop spread of Covid-19

Tracing the close contacts of people who test positive for coronavirus disease is a delicate dance. Here’s why these health workers wait for the cover of darkness to take action

Ministers go into self-isolation

Two ministers have taken precautions after a Dirco employee tested positive for the virus

Press Releases

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