The local steel industry is vanishing and about 190 000 people face losing their jobs.
Falling prices and a global oversupply could trigger import tariffs to protect local producers.
For too long, industries have been able to operate unchecked, a situation that costs people's lives.
Boipatong struggles to breathe and residents say the steel mill is to blame. But ArcelorMittal says it is not responsible for their health problems.
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.