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Terence Creamer

Terence Creamer

Terence Creamer is the Editor of Engineering News and a Deputy Editor for Mining Weekly.

He also has editorial responsibility for Polity.org.za and Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa.

Tel: +2711 622 3744

Email: newsdesk@engineeringnews.co.za

Africa poised to be global renewable-energy leader – AfDB president

23rd November 2018 African Development Bank (AfDB) president Dr Akinwumi Adesina says Africa is poised to become the leading region for renewable-energy globally and has reaffirmed the bank’s support for the ambitious ‘Desert to Power’ programme in the Sahel region. Speaking in Johannesburg at the inaugural Africa... 

Morwe signals strategy shift as he prioritises restoration of trust amid ‘turbulence’

23rd November 2018 Transnet acting CEO Tau Morwe is prioritising the restoration of trust, internally and externally, which he acknowledges has been affected by the “turbulence” associated with recent action taken by the board to tackle corruption and recover money “siphoned” from the State-owned company. However,... 

Spikes and opportunities

23rd November 2018 As an oil price taker, South Africa should be deeply concerned about the International Energy Agency’s (IEA) warning of possible “damaging price spikes in the 2020s” should the current weak investment in new oil supply is left unchecked. This supply crunch warning is contained in the agency’s... 

Carbon Tax Bill provides for tax-free allowances of up to 95%, but concern over impact persists

22nd November 2018 South Africa’s National Treasury has included several transitional tax-free allowances in the Carbon Tax Bill tabled in Parliament this week. The allowances will result in an effective carbon tax rate of between R6/t and R48/t for carbon dioxide-equivalent (CO2e) emissions released by industrial... 

Eskom to buy ‘emergency’ coal, splurge on diesel as load-shedding risk returns

16th November 2018 South Africa’s power utility Eskom reports that it has received approval for the National Treasury from the “urgent procurement” of four-million tons of emergency coal to help address serious stock shortfalls at several of its 15 coal-fired power stations. More than 1.1-million tons have already... 

Possible expansion on cards for trailblazing Darling wind farm

16th November 2018 Independent energy company ENERTRAG South Africa, which acquired the iconic 5.2 MW Darling wind farm in mid-October, has confirmed that it intends studying the feasibility of expanding the Western Cape facility. The wind farm was South Africa’s first-ever renewable-energy independent power... 

Big power users call for inflation-linked tariff ‘compact’

16th November 2018 The Energy Intensive Users Group (EIUG) has called for an electricity price compact that sustains tariff increases as close to consumer price inflation as possible for the coming five years. The proposal is made in a precursor to the EIUG’s official response to Eskom’s latest revenue application,... 

Load-shedding spectre returns as unplanned outages rise

16th November 2018 The spectre of load-shedding, which has haunted South Africa and its economy since 2008, but has lifted somewhat in recent years, appears to have returned. State-owned electricity producer Eskom confirmed with Engineering News Online on Thursday that the system had become vulnerable once again,... 

New owners aim to transform SA factory into global narrow-gauge hub

16th November 2018 Leading Russian rail engineering group Transmashholding (TMH) confirmed earlier this month that it, together with its South African partner Mjisa, had completed the acquisition of a 45 000 m2 rail manufacturing facility in Gauteng, South Africa. Black empowerment company Mjisa Investments, which... 

Building bridges to future

16th November 2018 By circumstance rather than design, the end states of several of South Africa’s largest – and most troubled – State-owned companies (SoCs) are becoming increasingly discernible. National carrier South African Airways (SAA) is unlikely to be closed, but it will eventually have a strategic equity... 

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