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SteelMatters – August 2022
31 Aug 2022

Crude Steel Production Dips below the 150 MT in July
25 Aug 2022

According to the World Steel Organisation, global crude steel production in July was 149.3 million tonne (MT), a 6.5% decline compared to July 2021. Africa produced 1.2 MT in July 2022, a 5,4% decline compared to July 2021. South Africa’s crude steel production declined by 7,2% in July 2022 compared to July 2021. For more […]

Focus in creating a conducive business environment could reverse massive job losses in the manufacturing sector
23 Aug 2022

South Africa’s unemployment rate was at 33.9% in the Q2 of 2022, down from 34.5% in the Q1 and a record high of 35.3% in the Q4 of 2021. The number of unemployed persons increased by 132 thousand to 7.994 million, employment rose by 648 thousand to 15.562 million and the labour force went up […]

Proposed ban on Scrap Metal Exports
23 Aug 2022

What is steel and how is it made?
19 Aug 2022

 Most steel in South Africa is produced via two basic routes: The Blast Furnace-Basic Oxygen Furnace (BF-BOF) route and the Electric Arc Furnace route (EAF) Overview of the steel production process Most steel in South Africa is produced via two basic routes: The Blast Furnace-Basic Oxygen Furnace (BF-BOF) route and the Electric Arc Furnace route […]

SteelMatters – July 2022
4 Aug 2022

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