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Where to from here for Eskom? 

17th November 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the power utility’s handling of Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report and the matter of renewables. 

Where to from here for Eskom?

Transnet adds M&A to its growth agenda 

10th November 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the highlights from Transnet's interim results, includings its R20-billion war chest for mergers and acquisitions and the latest developments around its capital programme. 

Transnet adds M&A to its growth agenda

Eskom reports interim results amid State Capture controversy 

4th November 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the power utility’s results following the release of the former Public Protector Thuli Madonsela’s State of Capture report. 

Eskom reports interim results amid State Capture controversy

Highlights from the minibudget 

26th October 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the key themes of this year’s minibudget, including funding for higher education and developments in the electricity sector. 

Highlights from the minibudget

Ongoing drought prompts concerns about food security, govt’s land reform programme 

20th October 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to senior journalist Megan van Wyngaardt about issues discussed at the 2016 Agri SA Congress. 

Ongoing drought prompts concerns about food security, govt’s land reform programme

SA’s first coal IPPs announced 

13th October 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the announcement of preferred bidders in the first window of South Africa’s coal independent power producer (IPP) programme, as well as the latest developments in the country’s gas-to-power and nuclear new... 

SA’s first coal IPPs announced

Long-awaited ICT White Paper approved by Cabinet 

7th October 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to senior journalist Natasha Odendaal about the benefits and concerns surrounding the National Integrated ICT Policy White Paper. 

Long-awaited ICT White Paper approved by Cabinet

Funding South Africa’s nuclear programme 

28th September 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Keith Campbell about Eskom’s stated intention to help fund and develop South Africa’s nuclear new build programme. 

Funding South Africa’s nuclear programme

Significant agreements signed at AAD 

21st September 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Keith Campbell about some of the key developments announced at the recent Africa Aerospace & Defence exhibition. 

Significant agreements signed at AAD

South Africa needs to make clean-fuel call as deadline looms 

9th September 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the delay in upgrading the country’s refineries for the supply of cleaner fuel. 

South Africa needs to make clean-fuel call as deadline looms

IDC results show stresses facing South Africa's real economy 

1st September 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the Industrial Development Corporation’s latest financial results and its future investment and disbursement plans. 

IDC results show stresses facing South Africa's real economy

Denel on a ‘sustainable growth trajectory’ 

24th August 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News journalist Keith Campbell about defence industrial group Denel’s annual results. 

Denel on a ‘sustainable growth trajectory’

Uber sees scope for growth in South Africa 

18th August 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Irma Venter about the challenges and opportunities facing Uber in South Africa. 

Uber sees scope for growth in South Africa

Exciting Gautrain developments 

11th August 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Irma Venter about plans to potentially expand the Gautrain and other exciting developments to increase the rapid-rail system’s capacity. 

Exciting Gautrain developments

ACSA launches the first Aviation Barometer quarterly report 

5th August 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst talks to Engineering News journalist Keith Campbell about the latest local air passenger traffic data. 

ACSA launches the first Aviation Barometer quarterly report

Eskom’s letter causes uncertainty for IPPs 

27th July 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the fallout of Eskom’s indications that it will not sign further contracts with independent power producers until it has had further consultations with the Energy Minister. 

Eskom’s letter causes uncertainty for IPPs

An update on the state of the electricity system 

22nd July 2016 Engineering News editor Terence Creamer tells Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst about Eskom’s latest media briefing. 

An update on the state of the electricity system

Another ratings decision looming for South Africa 

15th July 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about South Africa’s slow economic growth and what South Africa is doing to try to avoid a downgrade by ratings agencies in December. 

Another ratings decision looming for South Africa

France, South Africa join hands on development

By: Natasha Odendaal     11th July 2016 There is further room to increase bilateral trade and investment and expand cooperation between South Africa and France, particularly in energy and infrastructure, President Jacob Zuma said on Monday. Zuma, currently on his second State visit to France to meet with French counterpart President... 

South Africa President Jacob Zuma and France President Francois Hollande
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South Africa President Jacob Zuma and France President Francois Hollande

Eskom showing signs of operational stabilisation 

6th July 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst speaks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about Eskom’s latest integrated results presentation. 

Eskom showing signs of operational stabilisation

Transnet pares back its capital investment plan 

30th June 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about Transnet’s slowing capital investment and the impact of this on the economy. 

Transnet pares back its capital investment plan

FDI into South Africa hits ten-year low 

23rd June 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst speaks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the latest World Investment Report 

FDI into South Africa hits ten-year low

SADC Economic Partnership Agreement signing 

15th June 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about the significance of the signing of an Economic Partnership Agreement between six Southern African countries, including South Africa, and the European Union. 

SADC Economic Partnership Agreement signing

An overview of the 2016 Airbus Innovation Days conference 

9th June 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst speaks to journalist Keith Campbell about Airbus’s latest products and plans for the future. 

An overview of the 2016 Airbus Innovation Days conference

Protecting South Africa’s steel industry 

1st June 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about measures being taken to protect South Africa’s primary steel sector, as well as measure to ease strain on the downstream steel industry. 

Protecting South Africa’s steel industry

The role of gas in SA’s energy mix 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th May 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about plans to increase the role of gas in South Africa’s energy mix. 

The role of gas in SA’s energy mix

Countdown begins for South Africa’s Square Kilometre Array project 

20th May 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst speaks to journalist Keith Campbell about the SKA and MeerKAT programmes. 

Countdown begins for South Africa’s Square Kilometre Array project

BMW advances hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle plans 

12th May 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Irma Venter about BMW's plans to develop hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicles. 

BMW advances hydrogen fuel-cell powered vehicle plans

Should we be concerned about safety standards in aviation? 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th May 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst speaks to journalist Keith Campbell about SA Express and its run-in with the Civil Aviation Authority. 

Should we be concerned about safety standards in aviation?

Eskom considers changes to coal procurement 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th April 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Editor Terence Creamer about proposed changes to how Eskom procures coal for its power stations. 

Eskom considers changes to coal procurement

Why are South Africa’s steel prices rising? 

21st April 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst speaks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the prospects for the embattled primary steel sector. 

Why are South Africa’s steel prices rising?

Regulatory requirements for nuclear component manufacturers 

13th April 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Keith Campbell about the National Nuclear Regulator’s requirements for the manufacture of components for South Africa’s proposed new nuclear build programme. 

Regulatory requirements for nuclear component manufacturers

Behind Standard & Poor’s assessment of South Africa’s credit rating 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th April 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst speaks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the country's junk-avoidance prospects 

Behind Standard & Poor’s assessment of South Africa’s credit rating

BBBEE Commission fights fronting and other threats to transformation 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      31st March 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst speaks to Natasha Odendaal about fronting and other concerns of the BBBEE Commission. 

BBBEE Commission fights fronting and other threats to transformation

Nuclear industries and small modular reactors 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd March 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Keith Campbell about how nuclear energy will boost industrial growth in South Africa’s coastal areas and a South African company’s development of a small modular reactor design. 

Nuclear industries and small modular reactors

South Africa a green building frontrunner 

16th March 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst speaks to Natasha Odendaal about the possibility of South Africa becoming a global green market leader in the next three years. 

South Africa a green building frontrunner

Gibela factory sod-turning 

10th March 2016 Creamer Media's Chanel de Bruyn speaks to Engineering News Senior Deputy Editor Irma Venter about the Gibela consortium breaking ground on its R1-billion train manufacturing plant. 

Gibela factory sod-turning

Nersa announces decision on Eskom’s RCA application 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd March 2016 Creamer Media’s Samantha Herbst speaks to Engineering News editor Terence Creamer about the implications of Nersa’s decision to allow a 9.4% power tariff increase 

Nersa announces decision on Eskom’s RCA application
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