South African Petroleum Refineries (Sapref), the largest refinery in Southern Africa, has declared force majeure and closed its doors amid rampant unrest and looting in KwaZulu-Natal.

The notice of force majeure, which refers to unforeseeable circumstances that prevent someone from fulfilling a contract, was issued to customers late on Tuesday as the unrest in the province persisted...

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