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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.

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SA wants World Bank to review ease-of-doing-business ranking

31st March 2017 The South African government has officially launched a new investment facilitation service, dubbed InvestSA, which it claims will dramatically reduce red tape for foreign and domestic businesses seeking to pursue greenfield or brownfield projects in the country. The service, which has both... 

Dubai’s CSP price cap seen driving technology’s competitiveness

31st March 2017 A leading developer of concentrated solar power (CSP) projects in Africa and the Middle East believes the price cap proposed by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) for an upcoming CSP project could add significant impetus to improving the technology’s cost competitiveness, which may... 

Task team set up to assess government support for Eskom’s IPP costs

31st March 2017 Eskom has written to the signatories of the Government Support Framework Agreement (GSFA) – which guarantees support for the State-owned utility in meeting its obligation to buy electricity from renewable-energy independent power producers (IPPs) – to discuss a possible triggering of government... 

Jonas unpacks vision for ‘radically’ changed South African economy

31st March 2017 The existing structure of the South African economy is not yielding the growth and employment returns required and a “new consensus” on the necessary trade-offs for igniting inclusive growth is, therefore, urgently required, Deputy Finance Minister Mcebisi Jonas argues. Speaking at the Gordon... 

‘So far, so good’ allegory

31st March 2017 When reflecting recently on the state of the UK economy, S&P Global chief European economist Jean-Michel Six likened the optimistic post-Brexit-vote economic commentary to a person jumping out of a 50-storey building and, halfway down, exclaiming: “So far, so good!” The UK economy, Six avers, is... 

Eskom to fast-track socioeconomic assessments for five coal stations facing closure

30th March 2017 Public Enterprises Minister Lynne Brown has called on Eskom to urgently complete socioeconomic impact assessments for its coal-fired power stations in Mpumalanga, five of which having been earmarked for decommissioning over the coming five years, owing to flat demand and the introduction of new... 

Liquid metal battery inventor questions lithium-ion as grid-scale storage solution

29th March 2017 Liquid metal battery inventor Professor Donald Sadoway, of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, believes the technology has the potential to provide the “missing piece” in an electricity market that relies on “redundancy and overcapacity” to balance supply and demand – a feature that will... 

Patel says construction fund will be ‘open to public scrutiny’

27th March 2017 Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has pledged that all transactions pursued under the R1.5-billion Tirisano Fund – which is to be capitalised by the seven the construction companies that recently signed up to the Voluntary Rebuilding Programme (VRP) – will be “be open to public... 

EIB backs last-mile power connectivity in Kenya

27th March 2017 The European Investment Bank (EIB) has signed a €60-million loan agreement with Kenya to support an ongoing project designed to connecg 300 000 Kenyan households to the national electricity grid. The loan for Kenya Power’s ‘Last Mile Connectivity’ project forms part of a “blended” €180-million... 

Gordhan on getting South Africa’s growth, transformation dynamic right

24th March 2017 Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan has again responded to questions about whether his ‘inclusive growth’ narrative is at odds with the ‘radical economic transformation’ vision being espoused by President Jacob Zuma. Addressing businesspeople at a function hosted by Deloitte in Johannesburg on... 

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