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Role and benefits of motor oil

Every engine needs oil to run properly. In fact, oil is an essential element for an engine. Whether synthetic, semi-synthetic or mineral, motor oil plays many roles. What are the purposes and benefits?

Fuelling humanitarian efforts of the NHLS and Red Cross

Total lands a helping hand to the National Health Laboratory Service (NHLS) and the South African Red Cross Society

Hot Summer, Hotter Rewards with Total Quartz!

The winner of the Toyota Quantum is announced



What can you expect from Total during the national lockdown?


When should I use 5w40 motor oil?

5W40 motor oils are suitable to be used in a variety of climates and are effective for starting engines in temperatures as low as -30°C.


How to choose the right hydraulic oil ?

There are several types of hydraulic oils on the market. What factors should you consider when choosing your hydraulic oil?   


2020 budget speech

As an organisation committed to environmentally sustainable practices, it’s encouraging to see the steps that are being taken to address climate change;


Mining Indaba

Innovating Energy For Future Focused Efficiency

In all engines, whether they are gasoline or diesel, dirty or clogged injectors will result in increased consumption and decreased longevity.

Injectors, valves: be careful to avoid fouling the injection system

Fouling of the injection system can occur in fuel-powered engines, such as diesel engines, leading to increased fuel consumption and reduced engine life.

Premium fuels contain performance additives for better energy efficiency of your engine. What are exactly these additives ? How do they work ? 

What is the role of fuel additives?

Premium fuels are characterized by their high content of performance additives. What are these additives and what are they used for?

rose foundation

The Rose Foundation Celebrates 25 Years of Success

More than 1.5 billion litres of hazardous used motor oil has been kept out of the environment, thanks to the efforts of the ROSE Foundation (Recycling Oil Saves the Environment) which celebrates 25 years of successfully driving the responsible recycling of used lubricating oil.

women's day

The future is female

This Women’s Month, we are paying homage to some of the incredible women we sponsor in the exhilarating world of Motorsport 

Mandela day

Mandela Day

Total SA has been marking Mandela Day by hosting the annual Afrika Tikkun’s Got Talent event - a fun-filled day, during which the children whom Afrika Tikkun supports can forget about the hardships of their daily lives and simply enjoy being kids.


World ranger day

World Ranger Day

World Ranger Day is an annual commemoration of rangers who have been killed or injured protecting our natural heritage and a celebration of those who continue this important work.


#ThumbsUp stories

Win a voucher for you and your favourite pump attendant by simply sharing a #ThumbsUp.


Total Excellium

Journey from exploration to filling up with Total Excellium


Supporting Young

Supporting Young, Local Entrepreneurs and Start-up Businesses 


Education spanning

Education spanning art, culture and conservation is a strategic national resource

soccer tournaments

Soccer tournaments

Total South Africa is partnering with 32 schools across the country, in nine provinces to ignite football talent and nurture the soccer culture.

Total's gas strategy is to respond to this growing LNG demand by further developing the entire value chain: from production, sales & purchase, shipping, trading, regasification, etc., right to the end customer.

Patrick Pouyanné



Equipping our youth to be geared towards greater development and employability

fete de la musique jhb

fete de la musique jhb

Come celebrate the unifying power of live music at fete de la musique in Newtown on 8 June.