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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 and Creamer Media's Research Channel Africa.

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Implats remains committed to NYSE listing

13th February 2004 The world’s second-largest platinum-miner, Impala Platinum (Implats), is conducting analysis to assess the costs and benefits associated with a secondary listing on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE), the world’s largest exchange. 

Motor-industry-type support on the cards for aerospace

6th February 2004 The South African government is currently conceptualising an industrial-development plan for the aerospace sector along the lines of its successful motor industry development programme (MIDP), which was first implemented back in the 1990s. 

Harmony set to double exploration spend

6th February 2004 South African miner Harmony is preparing to take what it views as the next logical step in the creation of a fully-rounded gold-mining company by aggressively growing the amount of resources it directs towards exploration. 

Oppenheimer Jr to head SA mines, steer empowerment

6th February 2004 Diamond group De Beers has appointed Jonathan Oppenheimer – the great-grandson of Sir Ernest Oppenheimer, who built the company into the world’s dominant diamond force – to head a streamlined De Beers Consolidated Mines (DBCM), its South African mining entity. 

De Beers ready to face synthetic-gem threat

6th 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... 

BHPB probes more aluminium expansions

5th February 2004 Early-stage studies have been launched for additional brownfields expansions of BHP Billiton’s aluminium smelters in South Africa and Mozambique, BHP Billiton chairperson Don Argus confirmed yesterday. 

Summit to focus of steel-price conundrum

30th January 2004 Steel prices and the controversial system of import parity pricing (IPP) will come under the spotlight again later this year at the Metals and Engineering Sector Summit. 

Gold-miners prepare for next round in steel fight

30th January 2004 Legal and economic advisors to gold-miners Harmony and Durban Roodepoort Deep (DRD) met yesterday to chart a way forward with regard to the referral of a complaint of excessive pricing and abuse of dominance by steel producer Iscor to the Competition Tribunal. 

Australasian mines punch above their weight

30th January 2004 The Australasian operations of South African gold-miner Durban Roodepoort Deep (DRD) contributed 84% to its $14,1-million cash operating profit in the December quarter, despite the fact that it only provided a third of its production. 

Decision on new PNG gold-project expected by June

29th January 2004 South African gold-miner Harmony expects to be able to make a decision on whether or not to proceed with the 300 000 oz-a-year Hidden Valley (Morobe) gold project in Papua New Guinea (PNG) by June this year. 


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