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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


Rules exempting solar projects from enviro authorisation out for comment

30th September 2022 Forestry, Fisheries and the Environment Minister Barbara Creecy has initiated public consultations on the exclusion of solar photovoltaic (PV) installations from the need to secure an environmental authorisation when located in areas of medium or low environmental sensitivity. The Minister has... 

R14bn green economy pipeline seen as key to IDC’s ramp-up after investment slump

30th September 2022 The Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) believes its R14-billion green-economy project pipeline could provide the platform for a strong recovery in investment funding, following a sharp drop over the past two years. The State-owned development finance institution disbursed only R7.2-billion... 

No damp squib

30th September 2022 In any other year, Eskom’s request for a 32% tariff hike would have hogged the print and online media headlines and consumed hours of interview and talk-show time across all broadcast platforms. This year, however, the National Energy Regulator of South Africa’s (Nersa’s) hearings were entirely... 


30th September 2022 As South Africans are forced to endure the worst-ever year for power cuts, questions continue to be asked about how we arrived at this confidence-sapping point. Even absent incompetence and corruption, which have undoubtedly contributed, load-shedding became a near certainty once Medupi and... 

Ramaphosa backs Ministers as he admits load-shedding is ‘calamity of enormous proportions’

29th September 2022 President Cyril Ramaphosa has acknowledged that the current load-shedding crisis is a “calamity of enormous proportions” but has backed Ministers Gwede Mantashe and Pravin Gordhan after the leader of the opposition asked why the two Minister had not been dismissed After noting that the country... 

Ramaphosa admits there is ‘no quick fix’ to a power crisis that has ‘long history’

26th September 2022 Amid intense load-shedding, which has been under way continuously since early September and has at times been implemented at Stage 6, President Cyril Ramaphosa has warned that there is “no quick fix” to the problem, which he says has “a long history”. Writing in his weekly newsletter a week after... 

Comments invited on draft embedded generation rules

23rd September 2022 Mineral Resources and Energy Minister Gwede Mantashe has published for public comment proposed changes to South Africa’s electricity regulations, exempting distributed generation facilities of any size from applying to the National Energy Regulator of South Africa (Nersa) for a licence. The... 

New Energy Council CEO to prioritise unlocking of transition-aligned investment

23rd September 2022 Newly appointed Energy Council of South Africa CEO James Mackay says he will prioritise initiatives that will help unlock sustainable energy investments in South Africa, which he describes as being at the start of what will be a challenging multidecade transition. Mackay’s appointment as the... 

South Africa’s New Energy Vehicle Roadmap to be production-led, Patel confirms

23rd September 2022 Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel insists that South Africa’s New Energy Vehicle (NEV) Roadmap is taking shape amid warnings that, absent urgent government decisions on the future support framework, the domestic automotive manufacturing sector is at serious risk. He has also... 

Vicious cycle

23rd September 2022 Eskom’s summer outlook presented to lawmakers recently is incredibly disturbing and shows that the near-term prognosis for security of supply is as bad as it’s ever been. Even though the utility’s ‘base case’ is premised on more realistic, albeit far higher, unplanned breakdowns of 13 000 MW,... 

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