SA’s primary steel producer, ArcelorMittal SA (Amsa), says its long steel product operations, which were previously considered for mothballing, will remain open, saving 3,500 jobs at the firm and as many as 80,000 jobs in the value chain.

CEO Kobus Verster said the progress was thanks to the success of its short-term initiatives, coupled with Transnet’s improved performance, the nonrenewal of the scrap export ban and duties on imports that protected the local manufacturers...

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