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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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Email: terence@engineeringnews.co.za

Eskom denies it is delaying independent power producer projects

20th May 2022 Eskom insists that it is processing budget quotes for independent power producers (IPPs) seeking to connect to the national grid, in line with agreed timelines, and that it is making every effort to debottleneck the process so that much-needed new generation capacity can be introduced speedily.... 

Gordhan avers Eskom restructuring will avert ‘protracted failure’ of the utility

20th May 2022 Public Enterprises Minister Pravin Gordhan acknowledged that Eskom is in crisis but has dismissed suggestions that the utility is broken and heading for a “protracted failure”, saying that the restructuring under way will result in the emergence of a “completely different entity”. Speaking at the... 

Much still to do

20th May 2022 There is no question that Operation Vulindlela has done a good job in identifying the main obstacles to important structural reforms in key growth- and job-creating sectors such as electricity, transport, water, tourism, and digital infrastructure. There is also no doubt that the initiative,... 

Mantashe open to meeting with opposition to seek short-term solutions to power crisis

19th May 2022 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has described as “constructive” a proposal by the opposition Democratic Alliance for a meeting to discuss short-term solutions to the country’s ongoing load-shedding crisis. In his Budget Vote address, Mantashe outlined the initiatives his... 

Creecy offers provinces help to process EIAs for 100 MW embedded projects

18th May 2022 Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy reports that she has written to provincial environment MECs to enquire whether they require any assistance in processing environmental impact assessments (EIAs) for embedded-generation projects that could help relieve pressure on the... 

IPP Office head says stakeholder alignment key to regular, investment-promoting procurement rhythm

17th May 2022 The head of South Africa’s Independent Power Producer (IPP) Office believes that improved stakeholder management and alignment are key to overcoming delays to the introduction of urgently required new electricity capacity and to creating the predictable “procurement rhythm” required to attract... 

Godongwana says work under way to unblock R54bn embedded generation pipeline

13th May 2022 Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana reports that work is under way with the private sector to unblock the remaining obstacles to investment of about R54-billion in embedded generation projects. Speaking during a presentation of Operation Vulindlela’s first quarter progress report, Godongwana said... 

Relaxation of PFMA rules empowers Eskom to engage directly with OEMs, maintenance suppliers

13th May 2022 State-owned utility Eskom says the National Treasury’s relaxation of some procurement and supply chain management rules and processes contained in the Public Finance Management Act (PFMA) will assist it in speeding up critical and urgent procurement. The amendment, which is outlined in an... 

Documentary seeks to ignite conversation on Mpumalanga’s just transition

13th May 2022 A new documentary, highlighting both the fears and potential of pursuing a so-called just transition in the coalfields of South Africa, has been released on YouTube. The 30-minute video includes interviews with community members, workers and businesspeople from the Steve Tshwete and Emalahleni... 

Constraints to 4.5 GW of distributed generation being addressed, Presidency assures

13th May 2022 Constraints to implementing a more streamlined registration process for distributed generation power plants below 100 MW have been fully scoped and are being addressed systematically under the aegis of Operation Vulindlela, the head of The Presidency’s project management office has confirmed. In... 

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