Waiting for an adventure

2019-11-18 15:51

After a protracted legal process, Aquila Steel has finally been awarded the mining right for manganese prospect Gravenhage in the Northern Cape, which could prove lucrative if developed.

One of SA’s biggest steel pipe producers closes its doors as Eskom, Chinese imports bite

2019-10-02 11:01

Government dithering also may have contributed to its demise.

Davies: Without a steel industry, SA would regress

2019-02-27 21:05

Hard decisions had to be taken to stabilise SA's steel industry, as without it there would be 'massive deindistrialisation' in SA, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

China's at 'peak steel' right now, top iron ore shipper says

2018-10-02 11:18

The world’s largest steel market is about to go into reverse, as forecasts show production in China will peak in 2018 and then shrink next year as local demand drops.

Keith welds his way to the top

2018-05-24 17:21

Keith Crocker, owner and founder of Crockers Iron and Metal works, started his business 42 years ago when he bought some machines and engineering equipment.

Why tin is making a comeback

2018-05-07 14:35

Tin is already used in the manufacture of cellphones, but demand is rising as new technology, including electric cars, proliferates.

SA loses out on Trump's steel tariff exemption

2018-05-01 14:19

The US has not granted South Africa an exemption on its increased steel and aluminium tariffs and the country is collateral damage in a trade war between key global economies, says the DTI.

A study found that Trump's massive tariffs – which won’t be great for South Africa – could end up costing America 149,000 jobs

2018-03-06 16:34

According to The Trade Partnership, Donald Trump's new steel and aluminium tariffs could add 33,464 jobs but cost the US 179,334 jobs in other industries.

Trump says trade wars are 'easy to win' as tariff anger spreads

2018-03-02 13:57

President Donald Trump has pushed back against a wave of criticism against steel tariffs, with a tweet saying 'trade wars are good and easy to win.'

China says it may hit back If US imposes tariffs on steel

2018-02-18 14:12

The US is considering imposing quotas on imports of aluminum and steel, including a tariff of at least 24% on steel imports from all countries.


ArcelorMittal SA warns of lower sales, output

2019-11-07 12:35

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa recorded lower sales in the three months to September 30, due to weak local demand.

A year on, Trump's metals tariffs have more losers than winners

2019-03-24 16:03

Trade wars don’t seem to be as 'good, and easy to win' as US President Donald Trump promised a year ago when he imposed tariffs on steel and aluminum imports.

SA granted US tariff exemptions on some steel and aluminium products

2018-10-25 10:51

The US has granted SA tariff exemptions on 161 aluminium and 36 steel products, the trade and industry department said.

Solidarity aims for global support in fight against Trump steel tariffs

2018-06-05 15:51

Trade union Solidarity says it is going to mobilise unions locally and internationally to take on newly proposed US import tariffs.

DTI to launch R500m incentive scheme for metal and engineering industry

2018-05-15 20:08

The department of trade and industry is dealing with the steel glut by providing a R500m incentive scheme for metal and engineering, Parliament has heard.

US steel and aluminium tariffs to cost exporters R3bn, says industry body

2018-05-02 18:40

The decision by the US government not to exempt local steel products from import duties will cost SA exporters an estimated R3bn, according to steel federation Seifsa.

SA asks for exemption from Trump metal tariffs

2018-03-23 18:37

The duties, which take effect on Friday, include a 10% tariff on the imports of aluminium, and a 25% tariff on imports of steel into the US.

Trump declares 'trade wars are good, and easy to win' the day after announcing massive tariffs are coming

2018-03-02 15:03

US President Donald Trump said that trade wars "easy to win." This comes the day after Trump announced new taxes on steel and aluminium imports.

Budget 2018: Steel, engineering see lack of improved domestic demand

2018-02-23 16:35

The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa says Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba could have done more for local producers in Budget 2018.

Industrial park emerges from Highveld

2017-11-12 07:09

Management upcycles giant steel plant to provide jobs and business space in new industrial park, writes Sizwe sama Yende.

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