Tough talk around ArcelorMittal's French plans has shone a spotlight on its local pricing structure.
As thunderstorms raged in the area last week, the symbolism was potent: the picket-line bonfire hissed and went out.
ArcelorMittal South Africa's recent bad performance mirrors that of its parent, which has also announced dismal interim results.
The ANC policy document (sims) has proposed a 50% tax on super-profits and stands to enable the state to intervene in price setting.
The three-year battle between Imperial Crown Trading and Kumba Iron Ore for a multibillion-rand stake in Sishen is getting dirtier and dirtier.
An internal due diligence process may be at the heart of the failed empowerment deal between steel giant ArcelorMittal and the Ayigobi Consortium.
ArcelorMittal has started production at its $1.5-billion iron ore mine in Liberia after work was stalled there last year.
ArcelorMittal South Africa has decided to join Kumba Iron Ore in its legal case against Imperial Crown Trading.
Steelmakers ArcelorMittal have donated R250-million to building schools in underdeveloped areas, the first of which it handed over last week.
Sanlam, South Africa's largest insurer, objected on Friday to a proposed R9,1-billion empowerment deal by ArcelorMittal.
Arcelor deals might be legal and even in line with 'old-fashioned' BEE practices, so why the fuss?
Kumba and ArcelorMittal South Africa have reached an interim pricing agreement for the supply of iron ore from Kumba's Sishen mine.
A meeting between Kumba Iron Ore and ArcelorMittal hosted by Trade Minister Rob Davies on Monday resulted in a "constructive engagement".
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies will host an urgent meeting between Kumba Iron Ore and ArcelorMittal on Monday in a bid to resolve a row.
Kumba Iron Ore may look for other domestic buyers to take extra ore if ArcelorMittal's South African unit shuts down one of its plants.
Government, which has been sitting on the sidelines in the dispute between behemoths Kumba and ArcelorMittal, this week got into the ring.
Government is watching closely the standoff between Kumba and ArcelorMittal and its effect on steel prices, Lynley Donnelly reports.
ArcelorMittal SA on Wednesday said it posted a full-year headline loss on low demand for steel.
The world's top two steelmakers and leading carmakers said on Wednesday any return to growth would be gradual.
Global analysts Lehman Brothers wondered out loud on Friday morning whether some notably hawkish statements by Reserve Bank Governor Tito Mboweni on Thursday might be a signal that a rate hike of 100 basis points could be on the cards come June 12.