South African iron and steel industrial evolution : an industrial engineering perspective

Dondofema, Richmore Aron ; Matope, Stephen ; Akdogan, Guven (2017)

CITATION: Dondofema, R. A., Matope, S. & Akdogan, G. 2017. South African iron and steel industrial evolution : an industrial engineering perspective. South African Journal of Industrial Engineering, 28(4):1-13, doi:10.7166/28-4-1683.

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ENGLISH ABSTRACT: The paper focuses on the evolution of the South African iron and steel industry from the industrial engineering perspective. The earliest ironmaking in South Africa dates to the fifth century CE; but the major evolution of the industry began in 1882 and, by the year 1934, steel production from native ore was in full swing. The study highlights the major developments in South Africa’s iron and steel industry, and ends by exploring the extent of the application of industrial engineering techniques to published research into the steel industry.

AFRIKAANSE OPSOMMING: Hierdie artikel fokus op die evolusie van die Suid-Afrikaanse yster- en staalindustrie vanuit ʼn bedryfsingenieurswese perspektief. Die vroegste yster produksie in Suid-Afrika dateer terug na die vyfde eeu VC, maar die hoofsaaklike ontwikkeling vind sy oorsprong in 1882 en staalproduksie vanaf ystererts was teen 1934 in volle swang. Hierdie studie lig die hooftrekke van ontwikkelings in Suid-Afrika se yster- en staalindustrie uit en sluit af deur die omvang van die toepassing van bedryfsingenieurswesetegnieke tot gepubliseerde navorsing in hierdie industrie te ondersoek.

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