SA’s ban on scrap metal exports is failing to arrest the theft of infrastructure and cables and should be lifted immediately, a report by trade expert XA Global Trade Advisors has warned.

The department of trade, industry & competition first imposed a ban on the export of ferrous and copper scrap in November 2022 to quell the theft of transport and communication network infrastructure...

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