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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.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Editorial Insight

Erwin moves to explain SA's industrial strategy

28th September 2001 There is some debate in South Africa as to whether government has done enough to articulate its industrial policy. Critics even suggests that the country is operating in something of a void in this regard. 

SA manufacturers export only 18% of output

21st September 2001 A recent study conducted by Oxford academic Neil Rankin into the export behaviour of South African manufacturing firms, provides definite food for thought. 

Austrian-based oil experts study SA’s synfuel protection

By: Terence Creamer     14th September 2001 The protection of South Africa’s synthetic-fuel producers, Mossgas and Sasol, has been a long-running saga. In fact, the issue ebbs and flows along with the price of crude. 

Industry, ecology and development

By: Terence Creamer     7th September 2001 A few weeks ago, the Economist dedicated three pages to an article by Danish statistician Bjorn Lomborg entitled ‘The truth about the environment’. 

No more 'no-go' areas in sub-Sahara

31st August 2001 For the pioneering spirit, Africa remains a haven, still posing risk, but also offering high returns from its vast, untapped mineral, agricultural, hydroelectric resources. 

The domicile debate revisited

24th August 2001 A few months ago, Finance Minister Trevor Manuel lamented the fact that South Africa’s ability to attract foreign direct investment had been harmed by the change in domiciles of an elite group of large domestic companies. 

Greenback goose-bumps

By: Terence Creamer     17th August 2001 Rightly or wrongly, a country’s currency is often regarded as the key barometer of economic success. And, it is common cause that, over the past number of years, only US citizens have had the right to be proud about the performance of their unit. 

SA prepares its own 'Operation Desert Storm'

10th August 2001 The countdown to the fourth World Trade Organisation (WTO) Ministerial Conference, to be held in Doha, Qatar, later this year, has begun in earnest, and South Africans are hard at work in preparation. 

Cheap approach pays off

3rd August 2001 While South African Airways’ (SAA’s) former CE Coleman Andrews was spending hundreds of millions on consultants such as Bain & Co, SAA’s sister organisation, Spoornet, was being far more frugal. And, what’s more, it appears as if the rail corporation is getting much more... 

Poverty reduction must be central theme of WTO talks in November

By: Terence Creamer     27th July 2001 The international community need to make global trade a more powerful tool for poverty reduction by launching a ‘Development Round’ and changing the global trade architecture. 

SA economy on long-term growth path

By: Keith Campbell     20th July 2001 THE South African economy now seems set on a path of higher and more sustainable long-term growth, after some three decades of almost unbroken decline. 

Africa: from basket case to food basket?

By: Terence Creamer     13th July 2001 Is it possible to transform Africa from the so-called basket case of the world into its food basket? That is arguably one of the most critical questions to be answered by African leaders as they prepare to present their vision for the revival of the continent. 

Time to ask why we're not an investor haven

6th July 2001 Serious effort is needed to begin boosting the levels of investment so as improve the growth and development outlook. To do this, South African policy makers need to take an honest look at what is going wrong. 

Where we have come from

29th June 2001 Over the past millennium, world population has risen 22-fold, per-capita income has increased 13 times, and world gross domestic product has risen nearly 300-fold. But Africa has lagged far behind. 

The cost of corruption keeps on growing

22nd June 2001 Last month, world leaders met in The Hague to mobilise support for the fight against corruption. 

Aids reality check required urgently

15th June 2001 South Africans are still struggling to get real about the issue of HIV/Aids. This is no more apparent than when one takes a drive through Johannesburg and is confronted with billboard messages so obscure as to be bordering on the ridiculous. 

Four ingredients to ensure infotech growth

8th June 2001 Although the high-tech sector is somewhat out of vogue at present, many still believe in the fundamental power of the information, communications and technology (ICT) revolution. 


By: System Author     24th November 2000 Editorial 


By: System Author     26th November 1999 Prepare for ding-dong battle in Seattle 


By: System Author     19th November 1999 Are we getting a ‘put up or shut up’ trade and industrial policy regime? 


By: System Author     12th November 1999 Editorial 


By: System Author     29th October 1999 Editorial 


By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Editorial 


By: System Author     15th October 1999 Editorial 

Asmal’s ‘back to basics’ approach is a winner

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Editorial 

SA synfuel protection review hots up

By: System Author     10th September 1999 Editorial 

Learning to live out our plans is critical

By: System Author     3rd September 1999 Editorial 

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