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Primary Steel Product Imports – March 2021
6 May 2021

Imports of primary carbon and alloy steel products (excluding semis, stainless steel and drawn wire) during the twelve months of April 2020 to March 2021 amount to 1 059 511 tonnes, an increase of 22,9% compared with 861 940 tonnes of primary carbon and alloy steel products imported during the corresponding twelve-month period.

South African crude steel production – March 2021
28 Apr 2021

South African crude steel production increased by 4,4% in March 2021 to 411 900 tonnes compared with 394 600 tonnes produced during February 2021.

World Crude Steel Production – March 2021
28 Apr 2021

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.2 million tonnes (Mt) in March 2021, a 15.2% increase compared to March 2020. Global crude steel production was 486.9 Mt in the first three months of 2021, up by 10.0% compared to the same period in 2020. Asia […]

Be Aware of Radioactive Sources
13 Apr 2021

The latest radioactive source detected at a plant of one of the SAISI members occurred during an incident on 16 February 2021. The particular Thallium 201 source was removed by Necsa on 25 February 2021 for safe storage. During 2020 steel plants reported the detection of 2 radioactive sources to the HAZCOM Committee secretariat versus […]

Steel Sector Business Confidence Index – Q1 2021
3 Mar 2021

The Steel Sector Business Confidence Index survey conducted by SAISI among steel fabricators increased to 23 index points during the 1st quarter of 2021 compared with 17 index points during the 4th quarter of 2020.

Radiation Sources Poster – HAZCOM
1 Aug 2020

Be aware of orphaned radioactive sources as they pose an extreme danger to plant and person and would be very difficult to detect without a radiation monitor. For more details visit: www.hazcom.co.za

SAISI – World Environment Day Poster
28 Jul 2020

Please follow the “Read more” link to view a larger image of the SAISI World Environment Day poster or in order to download a pdf version.