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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

Big project push as Gold Fields pursues 1,5m oz growth target

10th May 2004 South African gold-miner Gold Field Limited (GFL), which has set itself a target of increasing overall production by 1,5-million ounces over the next five years, has outlined internal growth projects accounting for some 800 000 oz of that growth. 

Anti-nuclear lobby raises its game

7th May 2004 South Africa’s anti-nuclear lobby has elevated the level of debate surrounding plans by State-owned power utility Eskom to pursue a new nuclear development, known as the pebble-bed modular reactor (PBMR). 

SA’s iron-ore No 2 mulls big expansion plan

7th May 2004 The Assmang joint venture, controlled by JSE Securities Exchange-listed Assore and African Rainbow Minerals (ARM), is working on a far-reaching resource-exploitation plan that could see it more than double its Northern Cape iron-ore production over the next eight to ten years. 

Aligning industrial policy to the world’s most dynamic products

30th April 2004 It is common cause that export diversification is a key trade policy objective for South Africa. Policy-makers believe that gross domestic product and employment could be significantly improved if the country followed a higher-value-export route, and began to transition from its... 

Pretoria dismisses rumours of possible G20 split over EU offer

30th April 2004 There was no panic in Pretoria last week over speculation that the European Union’s (EU’s) farm-trade offer to the South American trade bloc, Mercosur, would result in the fragmentation of the G20. 

Utility continues to plan even though it might not build

30th April 2004 State-owned power utility Eskom will spend some R50-billion over the next ten years in a bid to keep pace with growing local consumption, and plans to raise its overall installed capacity by 10 000 MW by 2014 – Eskom’s current capacity stands at about 36 000 MW. 

Mbeki announces business-like executive

29th April 2004 South African President Thabo Mbeki yesterday unveiled a business-like Cabinet in line with the tone of his election campaign and his inauguration speech. 

DRD’s SA output no longer weak-rand dependant

29th April 2004 South African gold-miner Durban Roodepoort Deep (DRD) bucked what was expected to be a bleak March-quarter trend for local producers, reporting a 35% increase in cash operating profit to $19,1-million – a result that was 38% better in rand terms, coming in at R130,4-million. 

Rediscovering SA mineral beneficiation tradition

23rd April 2004 Possibly due to its historical significance and its profile, the South African mining industry has had to be at the forefront of change over the last ten years of democracy. 

Eskom details R50bn expansion plan

21st April 2004 State-owned power utility Eskom will spend some R50-billion over the next ten years in a bid to keep pace with growing local consumption, and plans to raise its overall installed capacity by 10 000 MW by 2014 – Eskom’s current capacity stands at about 36 000 MW. 

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