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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

Avmin seeks critical mass and BEE status

19th September 2003 South African diversified miner Avmin has retained Deutsche Bank to assist it with a strategic review ahead of a proposed repositioning of the group as a large-scale black economic empowerment (BEE) company. 

Sasol Mining eyes Eskom demothballing spin-offs

19th September 2003 Fuels and chemicals giant Sasol is optimistic of receiving coal-supply contracts from power utility Eskom once it begins demothballing idle capacity over the next few years. 

Cancun deal was just hours away – SA trade chief

19th September 2003 The South African trade representatives to the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting in Cancun, Mexico, believe that the consensus was within reach when chairperson Luis Ernesto Derbez decided to call a halt to proceedings on Sunday afternoon. 

IDC seeks high-level meeting with Alcan on Coega smelter plan

18th September 2003 South Africa’s Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) has requested a meeting with executives from North American aluminium giant Alcan to discuss prospects for the $2,2-billion Coega aluminium smelter now that Pechiney had decided to accept Alcan’s takeover offer. 

Kumba is a core IDC asset - Ngqula

18th September 2003 State-owned development financier the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) insisted yesterday that it viewed its 14% stake in diversified miner Kumba Resources as a core investment and that it would not be selling any of its shares at this stage. 

Pent-up SA demand to boost Aveng in medium term

17th September 2003 Construction, steel and cement group Aveng is convinced that there is significant ‘pent up’ demand for fixed investment projects in the domestic market that could, in the medium-term, significantly boost its construction business. 

Steel maker reviews its auto strategy

12th September 2003 South Africa’s largest steel producer, Iscor, together with its largest shareholder, LNM, is in the midst of a far-reaching review of its automotive-steel strategy in bid to ensure its continue presence in the sector beyond 2005. 

R643m enviro project for Vanderbijl mill

12th September 2003 Steel producer Iscor has completed environmental master-plans for all it operations, including for the Vanderbijlpark mill in Gauteng, where residents have accused Iscor of serious pollution and are taking legal action against the company. 

Radioactive waste fund may affect miners

12th September 2003 The South African mining industry may be soon be called upon to contribute to a new radioactive waste management fund as part of an emerging government strategy to deal with this category of waste. 

Avmin seeks to position itself as large BEE miner

12th September 2003 South African diversified miner Avmin has retained Deutsche Bank to assist it with a strategic review ahead of a proposed repositioning of the group as a large-scale black economic empowerment (BEE) company. 

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