Oil Spills

Obama to demand BP pay for oil spill damage

President Barack Obama, seeking to counter an image of detached leadership, will demand on Wednesday that BP set aside billions to pay for the spill.

Far from US Gulf, Nigerian thieves mop up oil spills

Using tubes to funnel polluted water into his small boat, Nigerian teenager Daniel Muukor helps to "mop up" the latest oil spill in the Niger Delta.

BP faces grilling in US Congress

BP's US chief faces accusations in Congress that the energy giant caused the worst oil spill in US history with a calculated strategy to cut costs.

Obama leadership on BP spill faces testing week

Obama's leadership of the Gulf of Mexico oil spill faces key tests this week as the US president gives his first national address on the disaster.

Obama wants to know ‘whose ass to kick’ over oil spill

US President Barack Obama said on Tuesday he wanted to know "whose ass to kick" over the Gulf of Mexico oil spill.

BP will pay ‘many billions of dollars in fines’ for oil spill

The White House has warned BP that it faces "many billions of dollars" in fines for the Gulf of Mexico oil spill disaster.

BP faces another tough week despite well progress

BP faces another difficult week of tough questions from investors and US lawmakers despite making progress in capturing an increasing amount of oil.

US oil spill siphoning picks up speed

The latest effort to siphon oil and gas gushing from a ruptured deep-sea wellhead in the Gulf of Mexico is working well so far.

BP capturing oil from Gulf gusher

BP began capturing some oil spewing from its ruptured well on Friday as Barack Obama warned the company against skimping on compensation.

BP: Cap should stop ‘vast majority’ of oil spill

A cap placed over a ruptured well deep in the Gulf of Mexico should capture the "vast majority" of the oil gushing out, BP said on Friday.

BP embarks on latest bid to capture gushing oil

Robot submarines wielding powerful cutting tools went to work on BP's latest bid to curtail the flow of oil spewing from its ruptured wellhead.

Gulf Coast warned oil may leak until August

US government and BP officials are warning that the blown-out oil well causing a disaster on the Gulf Coast may not be stopped until August.


Yeoville can police itself, thank you

In the Johannesburg suburb, neat queues are enforced, physical distances maintained and fights stopped by its community policing forum

Worship during lockdown – in a different way

The bishop uses WhatsApp to share scripture readings, and prayers and comments with all his congregants during the lockdown

Slice of life: ‘People have more compassion’

You know, this coronavirus thing, I just feel, if South Africans can stick together, we’ll get through this

Press Releases

Rahima Moosa Hospital nursing college introduces no-touch facial recognition access system

The new system allows the hospital to enrol people’s faces immediately, using artificial intelligence, and integrates easily with existing access control infrastructure, including card readers and biometrics

Everyone’s talking about it. Even Kentucky

Earlier this year South African fried chicken fast-food chain, Chicken Licken®, launched a campaign for their wallet-friendly EasyBucks® meals, based on the idea of ‘Everyone’s talking about it.’

New energy mix on the cards

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