Oil Spills

Rivers die after oil, chemical spill

A disastrous oil and chemical spill at Willowton Oils in Pietermaritzburg has devastated the Msunduzi and Umgeni and harmed those who depend on it

Shell debates Nigeria oil spill compensation – five years later

Shell has begun talks with Nigeria's Bodo community on compensation and a cleanup after the largest loss of a mangrove habitat caused by oil spills.

BP knew of risks but put cutbacks above safety – expert

BP's "every dollar counts" culture led to the fatal Deepwater Horizon disaster in the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil prospecting threatens crucial African penguin colony

Conservationists warn that the last stronghold of the endangered birds has been threatened by offshore oil and gas exploration near Port Elizabeth.

Tender botch compounds dirty oil slick

Forty distressed African penguins have been caught up in a political row over who should take the blame for the oil-spill disaster in Cape Town.

Western Cape penguins treated after oil spill

Fifteen penguins have been captured on Robben Island and treated after being covered with oil following a spill on the Cape Town coastline.

Battle of oil titans as BP seeks to shift blame for Gulf spill

BP sought to spread the blame for the Gulf of Mexico oil disaster on Wednesday, setting off a battle of oil-industry giants.

Gulf storm puts BP spill efforts on hold

Tropical Storm Bonnie threatened efforts on Friday to plug BP's Gulf of Mexico oil leak for good.

Looming storm delays BP battle to plug Gulf well

BP crews on Wednesday made hasty preparations to protect the damaged Gulf of Mexico oil well from a looming storm.

BP survives Washington week, investors weigh finances

BP bosses weathered a week of anger in Washington but the energy giant's financial outlook faces renewed scrutiny from investors.

US lawmakers grill BP boss as spill deal lifts shares

BP chief executive Tony Hayward faced the wrath of US lawmakers on Thursday as he appeared before a hearing to apologise for the oil spill.

Do BP’s initials stand for Bad at Politics?

This was bound to be a difficult time for the company long known as British Petroleum, writes <b>Jonathan Mann</b>.

Latest

Tshwane water woes in court again

The municipality has been accused of deliberately derailing the contract to sort out toxic water crisis in Hammanskraal

Life in lockdown: Behind closed doors keeping out the coronavirus

South African students in China are staying behind closed doors due to the coronavirus outbreak

Apartheid criminals still at large

Corporations and banks that aided the apartheid regime have not been brought to book, so they continue to act with impunity

Press Releases

Response to the report of the independent assessors

VUT welcomes the publishing of the report of the independent assessors to investigate concerns of poor governance, leadership, management, corruption and fraud at the university.

NWU student receives international award

Carol-Mari Schulz received the Bachelor of Health Sciences in Occupational Hygiene Top Achiever Award.

Academic programme resumes at all campuses

Lectures, practicals, seminars and tutorials will all resume today as per specific academic timetables.

Strategic social investments are a catalyst for social progress

Barloworld Mbewu enables beneficiaries to move away from dependence on grant funding

We all have a part to play to make South Africa work

Powering societal progress demands partnerships between all stakeholders

So you want to be a social entrepreneur?

Do the research first; it will save money and time later

Social entrepreneurship means business

Enterprises with a cause at their core might be exactly what our economy desperately needs

Looking inwards

Businesses are finding tangible ways to give back – but only because consumers demand it