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steelMatters – Issue: June 2021
18 Jun 2021

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South African crude steel production – May 2021
14 Jun 2021

South African crude steel production increased by 17,8% in May 2021 to 482 000 tonnes compared with 409 100 tonnes produced during April 2021.

Primary Steel Product Imports – April 2021
8 Jun 2021

According to data released by the South African Revenue Service, imports of primary carbon and alloy steel products (excluding semis, stainless steel and drawn wire) during the twelve months of May 2020 to April 2021 amount to 1 125 742 tonnes, an increase of 33,5% compared with 843 101 tonnes of primary carbon and alloy […]

Steel Sector Business Confidence Index – Q2 2021
28 May 2021

The Steel Sector Business Confidence Index survey conducted by SAISI among steel fabricators decreased to 18 index points during the 2nd quarter of 2021 compared with 23 index points during the 1st quarter of 2021.

World Crude Steel Production – April 2021
24 May 2021

World crude steel production for the 64 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (worldsteel) was 169.5 million tonnes (Mt) in April 2021, a 23.3% increase compared to April 2020. Africa produced 1.3 Mt in April 2021, up 93.9% on April 2020. Asia and Oceania produced 125.0 Mt, up 19.2%. The CIS produced 9.0 Mt, […]

SAISI – World Environment Day Poster – 2021
20 May 2021

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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 […]

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