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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

Mining giant’s faith in SA grows afresh

14th March 2002 The world’s third-largest mining company, Anglo American, is pursuing a suite of growth projects worth $5-billion, revealing, too, that South Africa remains an attractive destination for mining investment. 

Competition looms in energy sector

8th March 2002 A third of power utility Eskom is to be broken off and is likely to be in the hands of domestic and foreign competitors by as early as 2003, opening the way for real competition in the South African generation sector for the first time in history. 

Legal review on Aussie rail access

1st March 2002 South Africa’s leading iron-ore producer, Kumba Resources, is in the process of garnering legal opinion whether or not it has access rights, under Western Australian law, to existing rail infrastructure in the Pilbara region of that country. 

US-Sacu FTA: the next step in trade relations?

1st March 2002 South Africa’s Minister of Trade and Industry Alec Erwin is expected to lead a Cabinet discussion on whether or not to pursue a possible free-trade agreement (FTA) with the world’s largest economy – a move which is seen by the US as the logical next step in trade relations. 

Industrial policy symposium set for April

1st March 2002 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) will convene its first policy symposium in April where trade and industrial policy matters will be discussed in a bid to broaden the policymaking processes. 

Demand grows for electronic detonators

1st March 2002 South Africa’s leading explosives manufacturer, African Explosives Limited (AEL), is optimistic that demand will continue to firm for its electronic detonators, reporting strong growth in Africa for the product as well as increasing interest from the rest of the world. 

SA resources firm prepares for more projects

1st March 2002 In spite of a seriously stretched balance sheet, South African resources company Anglovaal Mining (Avmin) is set to continue its strategy of developing modern, mechanised mines with plans for two new projects progressing well. 

Manuel goes for infrastructure growth

21st February 2002 Finance Minister Trevor Manuel has, for the second year running, increased funding of physical construction. Speaking in parliament yesterday, Manuel said the Budget recognised the need to reinforce the growth momentum of the economy by invigorating several key policy initiatives. 

State announces new support for manufacturers, small business

21st February 2002 In a move to promote direct investment, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel yesterday announced a scheme, which enables manufacturers to accelerate depreciation for newly-acquired plant and equipment – but specified that awards would be conditioned on projects enhancing competitiveness and... 

Project growth could expose skills backlog

15th February 2002 A cursory glance of the tenders and appointment pages in any of South Africa’s leading newspapers makes it abundantly clear that the domestic project pipeline is fast maturing. 

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