Oil Spills

Gulf residents eye slow fix for oil spill

BP's "top kill" oil well plug failed on Saturday, practically killing any optimism among residents that the spill fouling their coast will end soon.

Gulf oil spill hits day 40 with no end in sight

The oil spill hits its 40th day on Saturday with Gulf residents clinging to one hope: that BP's complicated "top kill" operation will plug the well.

BP will ‘pay’ for oil slick damage, says Obama

Barack Obama has warned that BP will 'pay' for the environmental damage caused by the oil slick in the Gulf of Mexico.

Oil leak stains Obama

The oil spill off the south coast of the US now reaches practically all the way to the White House -- and President Barack Obama is being soiled.

BP had warning signs before Gulf blast

BP told congressional investigators on Tuesday that pressure tests on a drill pipe showed a fundamental mistake hours before the deadly explosion.

Criminal probe of Gulf oil spill seen inevitable

With a BP well spilling oil into the Gulf of Mexico for a fifth week and President Barack Obama under pressure to act, legal experts say it is only a matter of time before his administration begins a criminal investigation into the disaster.

Pressure piles on BP as Gulf spill widens

US President Barack Obama was dispatching two Cabinet secretaries to the fouled Gulf Coast on Monday to keep pressure on energy giant BP.

Obama blames Gulf oil spill on ‘breakdown’ at BP

US President Barack Obama on Saturday blamed the massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill on "a breakdown of responsibility" at energy giant BP.

BP swamped by criticism as spilled oil keeps coming

Anger, skepticism and accusations of lying washed over energy giant BP on Friday as it desperately pursued efforts to contain a month-old leak.

US to probe oil spill, containment efforts continue

The oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico will be in the political spotlight in Washington on Tuesday, as energy giant BP scrambles to contain the spill.

Huge US oil spill drifts west; BP mulls options

BP engineers desperately explored options on Sunday to control oil gushing from a ruptured well deep under the Gulf of Mexico.

BP suffers snag in US Gulf oil containment effort

BP has suffered a setback in an attempt to contain oil gushing into the Gulf of Mexico with a metal dome when crystallised gas filled the structure.


Mbalula defends changing taxi operating times

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

A week in lockdown: SA Covid-19 cases at 1 505

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

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

SAB Zenzele special AGM rescheduled to March 25 2020

New voting arrangements are being made to safeguard the health of shareholders