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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

The steel price war heats up

6th September 2002 This month, South Africa’s largest steel producer, Iscor, raises its domestic prices on hot-rolled steel by 14,9%, while prices on other types of steel product will rise by between 10% and 17%. 

SA likely to join EU-led renewable-energy club

6th September 2002 South Africa would most probably join the European Union-led coalition of like-minded countries that have committed to increasing the use of renewable energies through quantified, time-bound targets. 

Another coal empowerment deal struck

5th September 2002 A R30,5-million coal empowerment transaction between the South African coal arm of resources giant BHP Billiton, Ingwe, and emerging black-owned coal group Kuyasa Mining, was concluded yesterday. 

Saldanha aims for 1,3m t/y output level

3rd September 2002 South Africa’s West coast steel mill, Saldanha Steel, reached a milestone in its troubled history by producing at full design capacity during August, only three months after the reline of its Corex furnace. 

Black Power takes on real dimension

30th August 2002 Black power is taking on a whole new meaning in South Africa as black business gears up to take up a position in a sector that has been traditionally dominated by State-owned utility Eskom. 

Gold-miner’s spat with steel giant heats up

29th August 2002 South Africa’s third-largest gold-miner, Harmony, is expected to lodge its official complaint against steel company, Iscor, with the Competition Commission either this week or next. 

IDC wants R200m for Kumba pre-emptive

27th August 2002 Talks are under way between Anglo American and the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) in a bid to resolve a dispute over the IDC’s claim on Kumba Resources shares now in the possession of the mining giant. 

Manuel calls for development-finance shake-up

27th August 2002 A strong call has been made for a radical shake-up of the development-finance regime in Africa so as to ensure the sustainable development of the continent. 

SA resources group mulls 17 projects

23rd August 2002 Newly-formed South African resources company, Kumba Resources, has released details of a multi-commodity project pipeline, which is designed to help grow its iron-ore, coal, base-metals and heavy-minerals businesses and diversify its geographic spread. 

R520m steel-mill clean up gets under way

23rd August 2002 Africa’s leading steel producer, Iscor, has set aside R520-million for the implementation of an environmental project for its Vanderbijlpark Works in Gauteng, which has been the subject of much attention from environmentalists over the past few years. 

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