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Nersa public hearings into Eskom’s RCA applications get under way 

     18th April 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the first round of public hearings held by the National Energy Regulator of South Africa to determine whether or not to grant Eskom’s applications to recover R66.6-billion in cost and sales variances. 

Nersa public hearings into Eskom’s RCA applications get under way

New interim Denel board appointed 

     12th April 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Rebecca Campbell about the appointment of a new interim board of directors at State-owned Denel and how this might help turn things around at the embattled group. 

New interim Denel board appointed

SoE governance, operating models under the spotlight 

     4th April 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the shift in conversation away from only focusing on governance problems at State-owned enterprises (SoEs) to also include discussions on the operating models of these entities and particularly for Eskom and... 

SoE governance, operating models under the spotlight

Trade back on the global, African agenda 

     29th March 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Africa’s plans to conclude a continental free trade agreement and South Africa’s discussions with the US regarding steel tariffs. 

Trade back on the global, African agenda

The challenges and opportunities facing South Africa’s space sector 

     23rd March 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Rebecca Campbell about the key themes discussed at the recent South African National Space Agency for National Development Conference, including funding constrains and growth opportunities for the South African space... 

The challenges and opportunities facing South Africa’s space sector

Legal challenge not end of the road for renewables 

     14th March 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the latest delay in the signing of power purchase agreements with 27 independent power producers and how this impacts on the electricity debate in South Africa. 

Legal challenge not end of the road for renewables

Radebe ends years of IPP uncertainty 

     9th March 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Energy Minister Jeff Radebe’s announcement that the outstanding power purchase agreements with 27 independent power producers will be signed next week and what this means for the energy sector. 

Radebe ends years of IPP uncertainty

Editorial: Burning issues for Energy Minister Radebe 

By: Terence Creamer     28th February 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about what Jeff Radebe’s appointment as South Africa’s new Energy Minister is likely to mean for the energy sector, as well as the immediate issues the Minister needs to deal with. 

Editorial: Burning issues for Energy Minister Radebe

Budget 2018 highlights 

     22nd February 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Malusi Gigaba’s 2018 Budget speech and what the implications are for the country. 

Budget 2018 highlights

What can business expect from a Cyril Ramaphosa Presidency 

     15th February 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about what business expects from the post-Zuma era and how Cyril Ramaphosa’s Presidency may meet those expectations. 

What can business expect from a Cyril Ramaphosa Presidency

Cape drought takes its toll on the economy 

     9th February 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Natasha Odendaal about the impact of the ongoing drought and water shortages on Cape Town’s tourism sector and the economy. 

Cape drought takes its toll on the economy

New Eskom board works to restore utility’s financial stability 

     1st February 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about how Eskom’s new board and executive team plan to restore integrity and financial stability at the utility and the financial and sustainability challenges they are dealing with. 

New Eskom board works to restore utility’s financial stability

Changes at Eskom 

     25th January 2018 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the changes in Eskom’s leadership, the evidence given by former executives at the Parliamentary inquiry into State capture and the prospect of further tariff increases. 

Changes at Eskom

What Ramaphosa’s election means for business 

     18th January 2018 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the new African National Congress president’s hopes to reignite economic growth. 

What Ramaphosa’s election means for business

Gibela factory on track 

     12th December 2017 Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Irma Venter recently met with the new CEO of Gibela Rail Transport Consortium Thierry Darthout to discuss the latest developments with regard to the construction of the company’s train manufacturing plant in Dunnottar, Gauteng. She speaks to Creamer Media’s... 

Gibela factory on track

Cabinet approves long-awaited IRP update 

     8th December 2017 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the newly approved IRP and what this means for South Africa’s energy mix. 

Cabinet approves long-awaited IRP update

South Africa assesses battery energy storage prospects 

     29th November 2017 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the future of battery energy storage in South Africa. 

South Africa assesses battery energy storage prospects

What is next for Zimbabwe? 

     23rd November 2017 As Zimbabwe enters the post-Mugabe era, Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Martin Zhuwakinyu tells Creamer Media’s Chanel de Bruyn more about Zimbabwe’s new interim President Emmerson Mnangagwa and what changes he may implement to reignite economic growth in the country. 

What is next for Zimbabwe?

SKA site doubles as environmental observatory 

     16th November 2017 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to senior journalist Keith Campbell about the Integrated Environmental Management Plan for Phase 1 of the Square Kilometre Array. 

SKA site doubles as environmental observatory

Plans to turn SAA around 

     10th November 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about discussions between South African Airways’ new CEO and board of directors, as well as Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba, regarding the recently announced R10-billion bailout for the airline and its latest... 

Plans to turn SAA around

Transnet seeks to navigate State Capture allegations, economic storms 

     2nd November 2017 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about Transnet’s new 4.0 strategy and how it intends to deal with State Capture allegations. 

Transnet seeks to navigate State Capture allegations, economic storms

Highlights from the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement 

     26th October 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the fiscal and economic challenges set out by Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba in his maiden Medium-Term Budget Policy address. 

Highlights from the Medium-Term Budget Policy Statement

What the Cabinet reshuffle means for the electricity supply industry 

     19th October 2017 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the appointment of David Mahlobo as the new Energy Minister. 

What the Cabinet reshuffle means for the electricity supply industry

Eskom’s credibility, sustainability challenges 

     12th October 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the leadership, credibility and sustainability challenges facing State-owned Eskom. 

Eskom’s credibility, sustainability challenges

Industry-specific challenges a pall over AMD Conference 

     5th October 2017 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to journalist Keith Campbell about the overall outcome of the Aerospace, Maritime and Defence Conference. 

Industry-specific challenges a pall over AMD Conference

Lack of skilled engineers, maintenance impacting on South Africa’s infrastructure 

     28th September 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online Anine Killian about the findings of the South African Institution of Civil Engineering’s third Infrastructure Report Card for South Africa. 

Lack of skilled engineers, maintenance impacting on South Africa’s infrastructure

Toxic environment to galvanise opposition as Eskom seeks 19.9% hike  

     22nd September 2017 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about what can be expected from Eskom’s application for a 19.9% tariff hike. 

Toxic environment to galvanise opposition as Eskom seeks 19.9% hike

DTI shifts focus to localisation 

     13th September 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the Department of Trade and Industry's lack of resources to further expand its incentive programmes and its decision to shift its focus to other instruments, such as localisation. 

DTI shifts focus to localisation

Several risks to govt's proposed remedy for breaking renewables impasse 

     7th September 2017 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the Energy Minister’s October deadline for the signing of 26 renewables projects, along with the 77c/kWh price cap. 

Several risks to govt's proposed remedy for breaking renewables impasse

Denel exits Denel Asia JV 

     31st August 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Keith Campbell about State-owned Denel’s decision to exit the controversial Denel Asia joint venture. 

Denel exits Denel Asia JV

Africa playing infrastructure ‘catch-up' 

     24th August 2017 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to journalist Natasha Odendaal about the Africa Infrastructure Conference. 

Africa playing infrastructure ‘catch-up'

Eskom tariffs in the spotlight  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th August 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s decision not to grant Eskom’s request for a deviation from the tariff methodology for its upcoming price determination application and how industry is likely to... 

Eskom tariffs in the spotlight

Desalination, wastewater recycling posited as workable solutions to South Africa’s water crisis  

     10th August 2017 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to journalist Dylan Slater about the ways South Africa is mitigating the water crisis. 

Desalination, wastewater recycling posited as workable solutions to South Africa’s water crisis

IDC addresses transparency, governance concerns 

     3rd August 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about new measures being implemented by the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) to improve transparency and governance, as well as about the IDC’s investment and disbursement plans for the current financial year. 

IDC addresses transparency, governance concerns

No local-content audits yet on Transnet locomotives 

     28th July 2017 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the lack of audits on Transnet’s locomotives and how this will impact industrial policy. 

No local-content audits yet on Transnet locomotives

Eskom’s reputational platform is burning 

By: Terence Creamer     20th July 2017 Arguably one of the most telling statements made at this week’s Eskom results presentation was the public assurance given by interim CEO Johnny Dladla that “no decision would, in future, be taken outside the executive committee meetings. “Whatever decision is taken, it will be a decision that is... 

Eskom’s reputational platform is burning

Defence rakes in R19bn, despite major headwinds 

     13th July 2017 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to senior journalist Keith Campbell about the state of South Africa’s defence industry. 

Defence rakes in R19bn, despite major headwinds

Transnet launches probe into locomotive procurement corruption claims  

     6th July 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about how Transnet is dealing with allegations of corruption relating to its procurement of new locomotives. 

Transnet launches probe into locomotive procurement corruption claims
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