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History

History of the South African steel industry

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Introduction

The history of South Africa’s steel industry is a compelling narrative of industrial evolution, marked by significant events, mergers, acquisitions, and key developments that have shaped its landscape. This timeline provides an overarching view of how the sector has transformed from its nascent stages in the early 20th century to becoming a pivotal component of the country’s economy and industrial base.

1880

  • 1882
    Prospectus of the South African Coal and Iron Company is published.