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    Fashion retailer Zara is currently refurbishing and enlarging its flagship store at Victoria Wharf Shopping Centre in Cape Town in order to make it the brand's newest concept store in South Africa, offering a fully integrated experience with zara.com.
  • The Radio Awards 2021 finalists
    The Radio Awards honours outstanding achievements across Campus, Community, Public Broadcast, and Commercial radio, setting benchmarks for all stations and professionals to strive towards. Finalists for the general categories have been announced.
  • Pick n Pay's exclusive lease agreements coming to an end
    Supermarkets that are privately-owned and controlled by historically disadvantaged persons (HDP) can immediately access letting space in all shopping centres where a Pick n Pay store has exclusivity provisions in its lease agreement.
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Covid-19 has shown that following the same road will lead the world over a precipice

Despite the tragic deaths, suffering and sadness that it has caused, the pandemic could go down in history as the event that rescued humanity. It has created a once-in-a-generation opportunity to reset our lives and societies onto a sustainable path...

By Ian Goldin 2 Jun 2021

Eni, BP in talks over oil and gas assets in Algeria

BP and Eni are in talks over the future of their oil and gas assets in Algeria as the two groups increase efforts to refocus their businesses to tackle falling margins, rising debt and climate pressures...

By Ron Bousso, Dmitry Zhdannikov & Stephen Jewkes 1 Jun 2021

Green Connection: Energy budget still reeks of too much fossil fuel

Mineral resources and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe's energy budget continues to place too much emphasis on oil and gas - neither of which are valid transition fuels that reduce the country's carbon emissions...

20 May 2021

Shale gas pockets found in the Karoo, Mantashe says

The highly contentious issue of fracking is back on the agenda after mineral resources and energy minister, Gwede Mantashe told Parliament that exploratory drilling operations found pockets of shale gas in the Karoo,

19 May 2021

Petroleum Bill has lift off at last

South Africa's gas potential, and interest from investors, meant government was under pressure to forge ahead with its legislative reforms needed to address upstream issues - which, until yesterday have been in limbo...

14 May 2021

Total declares force majeure on Mozambique LNG project

In a serious blow to Mozambique's economic revitalisation hopes, Total has declared a force majeure and suspended its $20bn liquefied natural gas (LNG) project...

28 Apr 2021

Research exposes negative economic impact of offshore drilling

A study shows that the socioeconomic impact of offshore oil and gas activities on South Africa are "unlikely to have positive benefits, either nationally or locally".

26 Apr 2021

South Africa's green hydrogen potential

South Africa's Hydrogen Society Roadmap explains how the country's resources, including reliable sources of renewable energy, and its ample supply of platinum group metals (PGM), can be effectively harnessed to produce green hydrogen...

By Kieran Whyte 23 Apr 2021

Greenpeace and Western anti-Africa energy groups take the wrong approach

If someone were to put me on the spot and ask me to name an environmentalist group, I'd probably blurt out the first thing that comes to mind, Greenpeace...

By NJ Ayuk 19 Apr 2021

Total ditches offshore exploration in SA

French oil major, Total, has put the brakes on its South African offshore oil and gas exploration plans, in favour of developing its two significant gas finds near Mossel Bay.

15 Apr 2021

Uganda, Tanzania sign $3.5bn oil pipeline deal

Uganda, Tanzania and oil firms Total and China National Offshore Oil Corporation have signed agreements to kickstart the construction of a $3.5bn 1,440 Kilometers long crude oil pipeline...

14 Apr 2021

Powerships: A solution for Africa's energy short-term supply?

Africa and its people cannot wait for governments and companies to agree on the design, pricing, and financing of energy projects with a long development time. African countries need energy now...

By Andres Vega 9 Apr 2021

Eni makes light oil find in Angola's Cuica prospect

A new light oil resource with a size estimated between 200- and 250-million barrels of oil has been discovered in Block 15/06 offshore of Angola...

8 Apr 2021

Why South Africa's electricity blackouts are set to continue for the next five years

South Africa is once more experiencing periodic power cuts. These typically take the form of scheduled supply interruptions, for two to four hours a day, whenever the country's electricity system is overloaded.

31 Mar 2021






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