Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into separate reports under the banner Midyear Briefs, and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, petrochemicals, oil and gas, road, rail and ports, steel, manufacturing, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors. This five-page brief is a synopsis of key developments in the steel sector over the past 12 months. It examines South Africa’s Steel Master Plan, which aims to preserve South Africa’s steel-producing capacity while protecting downstream users. It also looks at some of the main protagonists in the sector and their views on the masterplan.
This brief draws from material published over the past 12 months and is a summary of sources of information published on Engineering News and Mining Weekly websites, as well as of information available in the public domain.
This brief does not purport to provide an analysis of market trends.