Landmark Oil Find Off South Africa Opens Prospect of Drilling Rush

By Paul Burkhardt (Bloomberg) -- South Africa’s first deep-water discovery, reported Thursday by French oil major Total SA, may prompt a rush of activity offshore by competitors as the country works to cut its reliance on imported fuels. The Brulpadda find, estimated at about 1 billion barrels by Total Chief Executive Officer Patrick Pouyanne, could be enough to … [Read more...]

Crane Collapses in Heap of Metal at Port Elizabeth, South Africa

A large gantry crane at South Africa's Port Elizabeth collapsed in heap of metal during strong winds Tuesday morning. South Africa's Transnet National Ports Authority said the crane collapsed on a quayside of the Port Elizabeth Container Terminal during winds of 50 knots. The collapsed resulted in damage but no injuries were reported, Transnet confirmed. It said an … [Read more...]

South Africa’s Transnet to Deepen Durban Port to Accommodate Larger Ships

By Tanisha Heiberg JOHANNESBURG, Sept 11 (Reuters) - South Africa's Transnet said on Tuesday it will spend 7 billion rand ($464 million) to deepen berths at Africa's biggest container terminal in the port city of Durban to accommodate larger vessels. Transnet, which operates nearly three-quarters of the African rail network, the bulk of which is in South Africa, aims to … [Read more...]

Deputy Sheriff Dies Serving Arrest Warrant to Ship Off South Africa

Authorities in South Africa are investigating the death of a deputy sheriff who died while serving an arrest warrant on a vessel at an anchorage off Port Elizabeth last Saturday. The South African Maritime Safety Authority has confirmed that the officer, Henry Kemp, 42, fell from a height of about eight meters into the ocean while "climbing a steep ladder" to board the … [Read more...]