Former president Jacob Zuma was never going to remain the all-powerful and omnipresent political figure that he thought, writes Pieter du Toit.
Oil retreated below $52 a barrel as data showing record US crude production suggested markets may remain oversupplied despite output cuts by OPEC and its allies.
The Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld Sasol Oil's appeal against a Tax Court ruling.
Crude has taken a turn lower amid an equity selloff largely pinned to concerns over a trade war with China.
Global benchmark Brent crude has jumped above $65 a barrel for the first time in 2 1/2 years after one of the most important pipelines in the world was shut because of a crack.
Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi has denied that she had suspended the Central Energy Fund's board members.
Oil has climbed as Iran said it has good expectations for a make-or-break OPEC meeting on stabilising the crude market.
As most of the world focuses on how unfettered oil production will weigh on prices, a few say a rebound is on the cards as the market starts to reflect a growing risk of shortages.
Oil prices have dipped in Asia but Brent crude stayed above $40 a barrel, as traders took profits after solid gains over the past three weeks.
Crude oil prices have fallen, reversing a steep rally the previous day, under pressure from uncertainty on whether global demand will be enough to erode high surplus.
The EU has frozen the assets of two oil- trading firms accused of organising covert shipments of oil to Syria.
Emerging-market stocks retreated as the arrest of Huawei’s chief financial officer and mixed messages from the Trump administration rekindled concern over a US-China trade war.
Halliburton will evaluate how much oil is actually extractable.
Crude has slipped for the first time in more than a week following reports that a damaged Libyan pipeline should be repaired next week.
A probe into South Africa's sale of 10 million barrels of crude oil reserves in 2015 may be delayed after Energy Minister Mmamoloko Kubayi expressed concern that KPMG conducted a a key financial analysis in the probe.
Oil has traded near the highest level since July last year while New Zealand’s dollar rose the most among major currencies. European bonds advanced.
The Department of Energy came under fire from MPs who called the department non-transparent and disorganised, despite receiving an unqualified audit.
An air of caution has been evident in financial markets as oil retreated for a third day amid signs of a glut.
Brent oil has traded near $32 before a meeting between Iraq and Iran in Tehran after Saudi Arabia and Russia agreed to freeze production at near record levels.
It’s always dangerous to make a “this time it’s different” call, but with the crude oil price there are some good reasons to consider it may now be true.
Brent crude oil climbed on worries that escalating violence in Iraq could disrupt oil supplies from the major Opec exporter.
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