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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

Trade negotiators prepare for Geneva showdown

10th December 2003 The recently-established developing-country negotiating bloc – formed, earlier this year, ahead of the World Trade Organisation (WTO) ministerial meeting in Cancun, Mexico – will meet in Brasilia, Brazil, on Friday in a bid to map out a common position ahead of crucial WTO talks in... 

SA’s steel pricing policies need attention – study

5th December 2003 A study into employment trends in the South African metals and engineering sector has highlighted import parity pricing (IPP) as a key factor impeding job creation and has called for urgent intervention to reduce its impact. 

Empowerment-diluting deals all the rage

5th December 2003 Mvelaphanda Resources (Mvela) chairperson Tokyo Sexwale picked up from where African Rainbow Minerals (ARM) head Patrice Motsepe left off a few weeks earlier in attempting to explain the unfolding reality of black economic empowerment (BEE) equity transactions – particularly as it pertains... 

New empowerment funding force set to emerge soon

5th December 2003 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is close to finalising the business plan for the National Empowerment Fund (NEF), which has previously been described as the a sleeping giant of black economic empowerment financing. 

Integrated Spoornet unveils corridor-based operations model

1st December 2003 Spoornet’s newly-integrated operations division is finalising a corridor-based operational model, together with a fixed-train scheduling plan, that it believes will place its freight business on a far more efficient footing, and position the utility to pursue its ambition of growing... 

How virtual rail supports collaboration

28th November 2003 High-level logistical collaboration between a railways company and its customers is now possible with the emergence and integration of Internet-based tools that provide a transparent view of the entire supply chain – and Spoornet, which is developing and deploying these systems, is... 

‘Economic patriots, commercial champions’

28th November 2003 For Transnet chairperson Bongani Khumalo there should be no dilemma within its rail division, or anywhere else within the group for that matter, about the need to pursue, what he terms, the group’s “bifocal role” of being “economic patriots” on the one hand and... 

State shows its commitment to rail

28th November 2003 In August, government announced initial details of a proposed R2-billion to R3-billion capital injection plan for State-owned transport and logistics group Transnet, which it said was urgently required if its railways division was to keep pace with South Africa’s export-led growth. 

Training budget to be maintained at R100m/y

28th November 2003 South Africa’s 35 000-employee-strong railways utility plans to maintain its education and training spend at around 2,5% of payroll, which translates into around R100-million-a-year. 

Creating a solid base for future funding

28th November 2003 The Spoornet finance team views the creation of a sound platform for the funding of future growth as a key priority for the business ahead of any large-scale capital-investment drive, which is likely to unfold over the next decade and a half. 

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