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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

Strong rise in March steel imports may signal trend change

3rd June 2003 The month of March saw a strong rise in steel imports into South Africa and observers will be watching closely over the next few months to see whether the pattern is repeated in the second quarter. 

Engineering multinational hit by a rand double whammy

30th May 2003 The strong rand is having a double impact on the South African arm of engineering multinational ABB, which is losing export business as well as beginning to face increasingly stiff import competition. 

Steel-processing group sees big auto growth

30th May 2003 The coil-processing division of leading steel merchant Trident Steel believes there are significant opportunities for organic growth within the automotive-steel market as well as in the development of new non-automotive value-added steel products for export. 

Spoornet keen to participate in Kenya rail restructuring

29th May 2003 South African rail utility Spoornet revealed yesterday that it was extremely keen to get involved in Kenya’s rail restructuring process, which could get under way in earnest later this year. 

US, Sacu trade negotiators get set for tough talks

23rd May 2003 At the end of May, more than 30 US trade negotiators will land in South Africa to begin progressing talks on the proposed US-Southern African Customs Union (Sacu) free trade agreement (FTA). The first meeting is scheduled for Monday June 2 and is likely to take place in Pretoria. 

Altech in R559m purchase of NamITech

16th May 2003 Technology group Altech – which has been sniffing out telecom, multimedia and information technology (IT) acquisition opportunities for well over a year – has announced a R559-million purchase of secure technologies and solutions company NamITech from packaging group Nampak, and it... 

New HARMony Gold will receive full BEE credit – Motsepe

16th May 2003 Mining empowerment icon Patrice Motsepe is adamant that the merged Harmony/ARMgold entity (HARMony Gold) will receive full credit as a black economic empowerment (BEE) company in any future mining transactions. 

Erwin and Trahar to meet on N Cape iron-ore strategy

14th May 2003 Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin and Anglo American CE Tony Trahar are expected to meet within the next few weeks to begin progressing discussions on the future role of Anglo within South Africa’s iron-ore sector. 

Altech in R559m purchase of NamITech

7th May 2003 Technology group Altech - which has been sniffing out telecom, multimedia and information technology (IT) acquisition opportunities for well over a year - has announced a R559-million purchase of secure technologies and solutions company NamITech from packaging group Nampak, and it says more... 

SA plans high-level interventions to salvage Doha talks

1st May 2003 The South African government will take part in a range of formal and informal gatherings over the next few months in a bid to find innovative ways of breaking the deadlock in the Doha Development Agenda (DDA) talks currently under way at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) in Geneva. 

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