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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

‘LNM takeover key to technology progress’

27th February 2004 South African steel producer Iscor is optimistic that its main shareholder LNM will receive approval from the competition authorities to advance its position in the company to beyond the 50% level, but says its will review its entire consolidation strategy if the takeover bid fails. 

Market-coke project decision expected by June

27th February 2004 Steel producer Iscor is likely to approve a significant market-coke project by June.?The initiative could add between 200 000 t/y and 500 000 t/y to the production of its coke and chemicals business, formerly known as Suprachem. 

Infrastructure the key to SA participation in iron-ore boom

27th February 2004 South Africa’s largest iron-ore miner, Kumba Resources, has initiated priority talks with State transport utility Transnet on possible expansion scenarios for existing rail and port infrastructure in the Northern and Western Cape provinces. 

De Beers buy-out rumour quashed

26th February 2004 Diversified natural resources group Anglo American yesterday quashed rumours of a possible sale of it 45% interest in diamond giant De Beers to the Oppenheimer family. 

Trahar speaks on platinum’s rocky patch

26th February 2004 The world’s largest platinum company has engaged the services of Bain and Company in a bid to help it in dealing with runaway costs, which last year surged by 19,6% or R525-million – well ahead of South Africa’s 6,8% inflation rate. 

Preparing to face synthetic-gem threat

20th February 2004 Diamond giant De Beers is adamant that it has the necessary technology to finger synthetic diamonds posing as natural gems, but is also working on an offensive strategy that includes highlighting the mystique of natural stones and ‘hallmarking’ its gems, in a bid to stave off any... 

The aluminium-power conundrum unravels

20th February 2004 The development of a world-class aluminium industry on the east coast of Southern African (South Africa and Mozambique) has been an unequivocal success for investors and the two countries alike. 

Kumba to raise iron-ore output 20mt by 2010

20th February 2004 South Africa’s largest iron-ore miner, Kumba Resources, has recommitted itself to an aggressive expansion programme in the Northern Cape, despite failing to come to an arrangement with Assmang, which also operates in the region, on a possible reserve exchange. 

Many benefits will flow from LNM takeover - Iscor

19th February 2004 South African steel producer Iscor is optimistic that its main shareholder LNM will receive approval from the competition authorities to advance its position in the company to beyond the 50% level, but says its will review its entire consolidation strategy if the takeover bid fails. 

Market-coke project decision by June

19th February 2004 Steel producer Iscor is likely to approve a significant market-coke project by June. 

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