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SteelMatters – JUNE 2024

This month, we cover primary steel trade, steel-consuming sectors, international steel prices, high imports, declining exports, and slowing production in South Africa's steel sector.

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Who is the South African Iron and Steel Institute?

The South African Iron and Steel Institute (SAISI) is a non-profit, pro-competition and non-governmental representative organisation serving the collective interests of the steelmaking industry in South Africa.

SAISI was established in 1962 as the South African Rolled Steel Producers Co-ordinating Council. In 1995 the name was changed to the South African Iron and Steel Institute.

Where do I find information on steel products manufactured in South Africa?

Information on steel products manufactured by each SAISI member is available on each individual member’s page on the SAISI website.

What are the contact details of the SAISI members?

Contact details for each member can be found on each individual member’s page on the SAISI website.

What is the history of the South African primary steel industry?

A concise summary of selected important events in the development of the South African primary steel industry covering events from 1882 to date is available on the SAISI website.

Would SAISI be able to assist me with a price quotation on primary steel products for local or export delivery?

No, SAISI will forward your inquiry on steel products, for delivery to the local or export market, on your behalf to the members of SAISI for their appropriate response. You are also free to forward your inquiry directly to the SAISI members as per company contact details on the individual member’s pages of the SAISI website.

Where do I find information on steel grade equivalency or steel grades manufactured in South Africa?

Information on steel grade equivalency or steel grades manufactured in South Africa is available directly from the individual SAISI members. Please forward your inquiry directly to the SAISI members as per company contact details on the individual member’s pages of the SAISI website.

Where do I find properties of steel sections for the purpose of design and detailing of structural steelwork?

Information on properties of steel sections for the purpose of design and detailing of structural steelwork is available from the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction.

Do SAISI’s members offer bursaries?

Yes. SAISI’s members offer bursaries for tertiary study in several fields. Please forward your inquiry directly to the SAISI members as per company contact details on the individual member’s pages of the SAISI website.