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Chevron to dispose of 75pc of South African business

US oil major Chevron said on Thursday it plans to sell 75 per cent of its South African business unit which includes a 110,000 barrel a day refinery in Cape Town. Chevron is a leading refiner and marketer of petroleum products in

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South Africa to buy Iraqi crude to boost supply security

South Africa's Strategic Fuel Fund (SFF) is seeking to import 24 million barrels of oil a year from Iraq to boost its reserves in what would be South Africa's first crude imports from Baghdad for more than a decade, an official said on

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Passenger sues Qatar Airways over deadly spider bite

A passenger travelling on Qatar Airways' Doha-Cape Town flight is suing the airline after a spider-bite on-board turned fatal, nearly costing him a leg, or worse, his life, said a report. Jonathon Hogg recounted the horrific moments

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South Africa mulls building refinery to process Iranian crude

South Africa is considering building an oil refinery that will process Iranian crude to bolster its petrol supply and reduce its dependence on foreign companies, a government official said.   Plans for the new re

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Abu Dhabi embarks on roadshow to South Africa

Abu Dhabi’s tourism ministry (TCA Abu Dhabi) is visiting Johannesburg, Durban and Cape Town this week as part of its inaugural travel trade roadshow to South Africa, along with 12 local and South African-based entities. The

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South Africa ready to resume Iran oil imports 'tomorrow'

South Africa would resume oil imports from Iran "tomorrow" if sanctions were lifted as agreed in July, a senior government official said.   Iran was once the biggest oil supplier to South Africa, which

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S Africa tourism index drops on visa restrictions

South Africa's tourism business index in the second quarter dropped its lowest level in nearly four years due to new visa restrictions, an industry body said on Monday, in a blow to a key sector in Africa's most developed economy.

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Intertek opens transformer oil testing lab in S Africa

Intertek, a leading quality solutions provider to industries worldwide, has opened a state-of-the-art transformer oil (TFO) testing laboratory in South Africa, serving clients in Sub-Saharan Africa. The Intertek TFO Laboratory pro

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ArcelorMittal seeks S Africa steel tariff protection

Africa's largest steel maker, ArcelorMittal South Africa, has asked the government to impose a 10 per cent import duty on steel and in return it may offer shares to black empowerment partners, a newspaper reported on Sunday. S

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Etihad, SAA in codeshare for new Abu Dhabi-Johannesburg route

Etihad Airways, UAE’s national airline, is expanding its network following the launch of a new daily service between Johannesburg and Abu Dhabi by its codeshare partner, South African Airways (SAA). A delegation of senior SA

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