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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

Consolidation aside, Sishen ponders 10 mt expansion

18th July 2003 Despite an expectation of significant change in the Northern Cape iron-ore industry, the region’s largest operator is continuing to pursue some innovative projects that could boost output by some 11-million t/y to 38-million t/y by 2008. 

Fears subside as steel imports fall

18th July 2003 Steel imports, which shot up dramatically in March, moderated in April, quelling fears that South Africa was facing a significant surge in steel imports on the back of the stronger rand. 

Battle for new iron-ore era

14th July 2003 The high-profile spat between global mining giant Anglo American and the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) at the Competition Tribunal is not the only source of conflict in the iron-ore industry. 

Who would be Iron King?

11th July 2003 Tension around South Africa’s iron-ore reserves is not limited to the spat at the Competition Tribunal 

Assore unconvinced by consolidation talk

11th July 2003 Assore, a key shareholder in manganese and iron-ore producer Assmang, wants to see the continuation of two iron-ore operators in the Northern Cape and has not been swayed by the consolidation arguments of fellow iron-ore miner Kumba Resources. 

DBSA set to enter microlending and farm sectors

11th July 2003 Government has requested the Development Bank of Southern Africa (DBSA) to consider an extension of its mandate to new areas in a bid to close any development-finance gaps that may exist locally, as well as to support institutions that are struggling to meet their mandates. 

Strong trade and investment focus expected for Mbeki-Bush meet

8th July 2003 Trade issues – particularly those relating to the current logjam at the World Trade Organisation (WTO) and America’s position with regard to access, by developing countries, to cost-effective medication – are likely to feature prominently when Thabo Mbeki and George W Bush meet... 

Telkom keeping tight rein on capex

4th July 2003 South African telecoms giant Telkom, which recently introduced a stringent capital-expenditure approval process, announced yesterday that it had slashed its fixed-line capex-to-revenue ratio to 13,5% from more than 24% in 2002, and that, even though the figure would rise in 2004, the ratio was... 

IDC moves to access advisory opinion provided to Anglo

4th July 2003 The battle between mining giant Anglo American and the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) at the Competition Tribunal enters a new phase today. 

Opening the Cabinet door to the factory floor

30th June 2003 The South African government is putting together an audacious plan to link the factory floor directly with the Cabinet door. 

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