It’s difficult not to sympathise with trade and industry minister Ebrahim Patel on the matter of the winding down of ArcelorMittal SA's steel plant in Saldanha.

Even when the global economy is obsessed with talk of artificial intelligence and the fourth industrial revolution, the reality is that most large economies continue to have some reliance on old-fashioned stuff like steel...

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