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>.

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Regulations for taxis have been relaxed over the last few days of the lockdown prompting criticism. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula however, has defended the decision

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The health department says it is awaiting confirmation on whether two deaths in Kwazulu-Natal are related to the coronavirus disease

Lockdown heroes feed hungry kids

Feeding schemes inundated with requests to assist during Covid-19 lockdown

Press Releases

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REI4P already has and will continue to yield thousands of employment opportunities

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