GOLD 1283.26 $/ozChange: 1.64
PLATINUM 1403.00 $/ozChange: 3.00
R/$ exchange 10.60Change: -0.10
R/€ exchange 14.65Change: -0.16
We have detected that the browser you are using is no longer supported. As a result, some content may not display correctly.
We suggest that you upgrade to the latest version of any of the following browsers:
close notification
powered by
Advanced Search
Steel Industry
News This Week

Creamer Media publishes Steel 2013: A review of South Africa's steel industry electronic report

The global steel industry experienced a challenging year in 2012, with the World Steel Association, which represents steelmakers in 62 countries, reporting that apparent steel consumption increased only 1.7% in 2012, a sharp drop from the 7.4%...
24th July 2013

SA’s leading steel producer gears up for carbon-tax battle

Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) has again warned that the National Treasury’s proposed carbon tax will have a yearly negative financial impact on the company of between R600-million and R650-million. It has also confirmed that...
4th June 2013
Centaurus Metals Limited

Company Announcement: Centaurus Updates Jambreiro Project Development Schedule PDF Available

Centaurus Metals Ltd advises that, as a result of positive recent developments with its ongoing negotiations for product off-take, it has revised its target schedule for development of its flagship Jambreiro Iron Ore Project in south-east Brazil
28th May 2013

Offtake negotiations delay Jambreiro by six months

Iron-ore developer Centaurus Metals has pushed back the development schedule of its flagship Jambreiro project, in Brazil, from the end of 2013 to mid-2014. ASX-listed Centaurus said on Tuesday that it had revised its timeline for development to...
28th May 2013

Indian govt rejects scrapping import duty on iron-ore

The Indian government has rejected the domestic steel industry’s demand that iron-ore imports be exempted from custom duty levies in the wake of a shortage of the raw material from domestic sources. According to a Finance Ministry statement,...
15th May 2013

India’s chamber of commerce wants iron-ore import duty cancelled

Indian industry representative body, the Associated Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Assocham), has approached the Finance Ministry in an effort to correct the inverted import duty structure in the steel industry, where raw materials were...
21st March 2013

IDC sees big cogen potential as 8 MW SACC plant opens

South African mineral smelters and chemical plants have the potential to generate more than 2 000 MW of electricity from hot gases, Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) CEO Geoffrey Qhena said at the official launch of the SA Calcium Carbide...
20th March 2013
Creamer Media on SAfm

08/03/2013 (On-The-Air) Audio Available

By generating its own electricity at low cost, BHP Billiton has been able to go ahead with a billion rand project to beneficiate locally mined manganese; Acid mine drainage (AMD) another big issue at the mines. Work has begun on the construction...
8th March 2013

China’s interest in Africa picking up as its economy recovers

The year 2011 saw a staggering increase in Chinese mining investments in Africa. Whereas these had totalled some $1.5-billion at the end of 2010, by the conclusion of 2011 the figure had rocketed to $15.6-billion. Africa has become the site of...
22nd February 2013

China’s interest in Africa picking up as its economy recovers

The year 2011 saw a staggering increase in Chinese mining investments in Africa. Whereas these had totalled some $1.5-billion at the end of 2010, by the conclusion of 2011 the figure had rocketed to $15.6-billion.
22nd February 2013

Strategic partner financing the key to projects’ fortunes

Lack of access to capital is often the culprit for worthy projects going undeveloped. But this is not likely to be the fate of two Canadian projects being advanced by Fortune Minerals, which is pursuing a project financing strategy for both its...
15th February 2013

India divided by renewed clamour for ban on iron-ore exports

Sharp divisions have once again surfaced between the Indian government and the mining and steel industry, with renewed debate on whether to ban iron-ore exports from the country. The airing of fresh points and counter-points on the issue has been...
25th January 2013
Topic Multimedia
View all
Worrying technical corner-cutting needs to be... Video
Resources Watch Video
Gemfields rolls out ‘the art of colour’ Video
Campaign under way to pay unclaimed R5bn to 200... Video
No platinum surge despite 400 000 oz... Video
Gemfields doing ‘De Beers-equivalent’ in... Video
New growth path for gold junior Video
Pallinghurst bringing in new tech to boost... Video
Resources Watch Video
View all
NA Palladium mulls organic,... Audio
Deep-pocketed Asian investors eye... Audio
GFMS predicts new gold highs in 2010,... Audio
IFC wants to get in early on... Audio
Randgold's Bristow promises Kibali... Audio
Endeavour Financial already looking... Audio
Asset sales, not just buys, build a... Audio
Lower-cost, higher-capacity SA... Audio
Wescoal posts big jump in FY earnings Audio