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What the Cabinet reshuffle means for the electricity supply industry 

     Updated 6 hours ago 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

Busa outlines vision for deracialised economy 

     29th June 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the publication of Busa’s ‘Business approach to black economic transformation for inclusive growth’ paper and how it could help to deracialise the South African economy. 

Busa outlines vision for deracialised economy

Ramaphosa moves to reclaim ‘radical economic transformation’  

     22nd June 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about society’s scepticism around the term ‘radical economic transformation' and how Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa is seeking to redefine the term that he says is being misused by others. 

Ramaphosa moves to reclaim ‘radical economic transformation’

Funding a thorny issue as GMA pushes for Gautrain expansion  

     14th June 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Irma Venter about the Gautrain Management Agency’s proposed plans to expand the Gautrain rail service in Gauteng and how this could be funded. 

Funding a thorny issue as GMA pushes for Gautrain expansion

Telkom boasts new fit-for-purpose operating model  

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th June 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Creamer Media Deputy Editor Natasha Odendaal about how Telkom’s restructuring has benefited the group and contributed to an improved financial performance for the year ended March 31. 

Telkom boasts new fit-for-purpose operating model

Minister offers assurances on spectrum 

     31st May 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Creamer Media Deputy Editor Natasha Odendaal about the progress that has been made in a standoff between government and telecoms operators regarding high-demand spectrum. 

Minister offers assurances on spectrum

Central Energy Fund to be restructured 

     25th May 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the Energy Minister’s plans to restructure the Central Energy Fund, as well as the Minister’s promise to provide some certainty regarding a resolution to the renewables impasse. 

Central Energy Fund to be restructured

DST’s budget priorities for 2017/18 

     18th May 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Keith Campbell about the Department of Science and Technology’s budget priorities for the 2017/18 financial year. 

DST’s budget priorities for 2017/18

Additional protection for SA’s embattled steel industry 

     11th May 2017 Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies has confirmed that additional protection is on the way for South Africa’s embattled steel industry. Engineering News editor Terence Creamer speaks to Creamer Media's Sashnee Moodley about the development. 

Additional protection for SA’s embattled steel industry

The consequences of the Western Cape High Court's ruling on South Africa’s nuclear procurement programme 

     4th May 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the immediate and longer term consequences of the Western Cape High Court’s ruling on South Africa’s nuclear procurement process. 

The consequences of the Western Cape High Court's ruling on South Africa’s nuclear procurement programme

GWEC expects recovery in deployment of South African wind projects 

     26th April 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the Global Wind Energy Council’s latest forecast for growth in wind energy capacity in South Africa and the rest of Africa. 

GWEC expects recovery in deployment of South African wind projects

South African R&D spending on the rise 

     20th April 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Keith Campbell about the results of the country’s latest research and development survey and the highlights of the first South African National Survey of Intellectual Property and Technology Transfer at publicly... 

South African R&D spending on the rise

Another delay in signing of PPAs for renewables projects 

     12th April 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the latest delay in the signing of power purchase agreements for new renewables projects. 

Another delay in signing of PPAs for renewables projects

Progress made in the Hydrogen South Africa research, development and innovation programme 

     5th April 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Keith Campbell about the latest developments with the Hydrogen South Africa research, development and innovation programme. 

Progress made in the Hydrogen South Africa research, development and innovation programme

Eskom considers special pricing deals for energy-intensive companies 

     30th March 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Eskom considering, once again, entering into special pricing deals with energy-intensive firms in light of the energy surplus and stagnant electricity demand. 

Eskom considers special pricing deals for energy-intensive companies

Uncertainty over regulatory clearing account having an impact on Eskom 

     23rd March 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the implications for Eskom of the uncertainties surrounding the Regulatory Clearing Account. 

Uncertainty over regulatory clearing account having an impact on Eskom

Magara seizes dual role at Lonmin  

     16th March 2017 Lonmin CEO Ben Magara has taken on the position of COO, following the departure of former COO Ben Moolman. Mining Weekly editor Martin Creamer joins senior deputy editor Tracy Hancock in studio to discuss his exclusive interview with the enthusiastic leader. 

Magara seizes dual role at Lonmin

Gauteng government sets R44bn aside for infrastructure developments 

     8th March 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Creamer Media Deputy Editor Online Natasha Odendaal about the key spending areas set out in the Gauteng Provincial Government’s budget for 2017/18. 

Gauteng government sets R44bn aside for infrastructure developments

How will Brexit impact South Africa, UK trade relations 

     3rd March 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Keith Campbell about the potential impact of the UK’s decision to exit the European Union on trade between South Africa and the UK. 

How will Brexit impact South Africa, UK trade relations

2017 Budget 

     22nd February 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the highlights of the 2017 Budget that was presented by Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on Wednesday. 

2017 Budget

Construction sector ‘pushing boundaries’ of transformation 

     17th February 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the agreement between government and South Africa’s construction industry to accelerate transformation in the sector. 

Construction sector ‘pushing boundaries’ of transformation

Renewables a bright spot in an otherwise chaotic Sona 

     10th February 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the highlights of President Jacob Zuma’s State of the Nation address, including the announcement that Eskom will sign outstanding power purchase agreements with renewables IPPs and proposals on radical... 

Renewables a bright spot in an otherwise chaotic Sona

Detecting cyberattacks a key security focus in 2017 

     3rd February 2017 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Contributing Editor Schalk Burger about the rise in cyberattacks, how this affects South Africa and how the cybersecurity industry is going about detecting new threats. 

Detecting cyberattacks a key security focus in 2017
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