Shell takes 20% stake in Indian solar firm in push to improve electricity access

2019-10-04 19:39

A Royal Dutch Shell division has taken a 20% stake in Indian solar firm Orb Energy as part of a drive to deliver a reliable source of electricity to 100 million people in the developing world by 2030.

Shell plans SA oil expansion with second deal

2019-05-29 19:01

Shell is planning to acquire an oil-block stake in a second deal in South Africa’s relatively unexplored waters, months after a major discovery by Total SA boosted the country’s hydrocarbon prospects.

Electric cars and Eskom – Will this work in SA?

2019-02-26 09:39

Shell SA recently announced that it will be launching the first electric vehicle (EV) charging stations in its network this year. Then the country suffered load-shedding...

Ubuntu Christmas: Day 3 - More household chores

2018-12-31 10:50

'I didn’t realize just how much schooling in the area of humility and firewood collection lay ahead of me - and that there would be no use made of a much capable vehicle in our Nissan X-Trail', writes Vuyi Mpofu on their traditional road trip. .

Ubuntu Christmas: Day 1 - Jozi to Port St John’s (or round about there)

2018-12-21 15:00

'Arriving at the village, we were greeted by chickens, a chorus from three geese, and two women who led us into a rondavel equipped with a bed, a non-functional fridge, and two-dozen gleeful mosquitoes', writes Vuyi Mpofu on Day 1 of their road trip back to their roots.

Shell steps up buybacks as cash flow surges with oil price

2018-11-01 20:22

Royal Dutch Shell has stepped up its share buyback program as cash flow surged on higher crude prices, even as profit fell slightly short of expectations.

Nigerian leader backs major Shell project on Dutch trip

2018-07-19 17:07

Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari has ended a four-day visit to the Netherlands, after voicing staunch backing for the ICC and giving oil giant Shell a nod for a new $5bn investment deal.

Shell sells stake in Canadian oil group

2018-05-08 11:17

Royal Dutch Shell says it has agreed to sell its near 9% stake in energy group Canadian Natural Resources for $3.3bn to help reduce debt.

Shell accuses ex-exec over Nigeria oil deal

2018-03-29 06:01

Shell has filed a criminal complaint in the Netherlands against a former employee in connection with a 2011 oil deal in Nigeria, a company spokesperson has said

Shell 'liable for rights violations' in Nigeria: Amnesty

2017-11-28 19:29

Amnesty International has called for Shell to be prosecuted for allegedly helping Nigeria's military to commit human rights abuses in the oil-rich south in the 1990s.


Shell has exciting plans for Nkosikho Mbele - the petrol attendant who went the extra mile

2019-06-04 09:37

Nkosikho Mbele went the extra mile for a customer when he paid for her petrol. Now Shell plans to send him many miles away to spread his story, and will also donate R500 000 to a charity.

Environmental groups to sue Shell over climate change

2019-04-09 11:22

Climate activists are planning to deliver a court summons to Shell in a court case aimed at forcing the energy giant to do more to rein in carbon emissions.

We compared fuel rewards programmes – and one saves you up to R7 per litre of petrol

2019-01-11 06:06

Discovery Insure offered the highest saving at a possible 50% back per litre of fuel. Here is how other loyalty schemes compare.

Ubuntu Christmas: Day 2 - Fetching water with a bucket on the head

2018-12-29 09:06

Waking up to the sound of clucking chickens and the squeal of laughter from children as they played hide-and-seek around the X-Trail I was reminded of how the Ubuntu Christmas adventure had come about

Ubuntu Christmas: 'Glam girls' go back to their roots with a Nissan X-Trail in an epic road trip adventure

2018-12-20 15:00

Three glamour girls pack their bags in a Nissan X-Trail, taking off their weaves, and nails, to reconnect with their rural roots in a road trip from Jozi down to East London, visiting the villages on the way.

Shell says Q2 profit soars $6bn on high oil price, disposals

2018-07-26 18:50

Royal Dutch Shell said Thursday that net profits quadrupled in the second quarter, energised by rising oil prices and Asian asset sales.


2018-07-16 14:20

THE Automobile Association of South Africa (AA) says fuel prices are expected to increase again at the end of July.

NGO threatens Shell with lawsuit over climate 'destruction'

2018-04-05 11:21

An campaign group has threatened to take oil giant Royal Dutch Shell to court should it fail to comply with climate targets set out under the Paris agreement.

Total set to ramp up Nigerian oil output with new ship

2018-01-26 08:31

A gigantic oil tanker has arrived in Nigeria as part of a multi-billion dollar project that should allow one of Africa's biggest crude producers to pump out an additional 200 000 barrels a day.

5 hurdles women entrepreneurs in Africa must overcome

2017-10-09 15:43

There are 5 main challenges women in Africa face when they try to be entrepreneurs, delegates hear at the Africa Women Innovation and Entrepreneurship Forum.

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