The South Durban Community Environmental Alliance (SDCEA) chairperson, Desmond D'sa, told IRIN they were in the process of preparing a class action lawsuit against the refinery owners - Engen, and Shell and British Petroleum (BP) - in a bid to make the companies accountable.
CIC Energy, which plans to build a coal mine and power station at its Mmamabula project in Botswana, this week unveiled the next step in its ambitious plans for the coalfield with an option agreement for a licence on technology from fuel giant Royal Dutch Shell.
Royal Dutch Shell Plc, which owns half of South Africa's biggest refinery, sold 25 percent of its local refining unit to Thebe Investment Corp. to meet government requirements for ownership by black investors.
Many Shell operations in rural areas have no safe drinking water sources nearby. So Shell sought a water purification unit that would provide safe water, be vandalism proof and be essentially maintenance-free...
Deputy President Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka on Tuesday opened a global call centre that will service customers for the oil multinational, Royal Dutch Shell, and improve economic growth in the country.
The call centre's establishment - in part a result of government's efforts to boost business process outsourcing (BPO) operations - is designed to service Shell's customers in Belgium, Luxembourg and the Netherlands.
The US Supreme Court has cleared the way for a lawsuit against major international companies accused of aiding South Africa's apartheid system.