Headquartered in Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, ArcelorMittal South Africa is the largest steel producer in sub-Saharan Africa. In 2023, we made 2.8 million tonnes of liquid steel. This was 14% higher than the amount we produced in 2022 and 10% lower than our output of 3.1 million tonnes in 2021.

Our 9 259 employees and contractors (2022: 9 592) produce both flat and long steel in hundreds of grades and specifications for further value add by our customers – downstream manufacturers in southern, West and East Africa (and other markets).

We are part of the worldwide ArcelorMittal group, which employs approximately 154 000 people and produces 58 million tonnes of crude steel per year.

Our steel is manufactured primarily at large, capital intensive facilities in Vanderbijlpark (flat) in eMalahleni, Mpumalanga (structural) and in Newcastle (long) in northern KwaZulu-Natal. Our second integrated flat steel plant, Saldanha in the Western Cape, and our second long steel plant in the Vaal Triangle of Gauteng have been under care and maintenance.

We employ traditional ironmaking and primary steelmaking methodologies but, in 2022, began actively pursuing new low-carbon practices and technologies.

Our coke batteries in Vanderbijlpark and Newcastle produced 1.1 million tonnes of coke in 2023. Over the next four years coke production is expected to increase to an average of 1.9 million tonnes per annum (Mtpa).

By-products resulting from our ironmaking and steelmaking processes – primarily slag and tar – are important sources of revenue.

Our strategy is to ensure that we remain the champion of innovative, export-driven steel-based industrialisation in South Africa, sub-Saharan Africa, and other key geographies.