Job losses is not only confined to the Mining Industry, according to the Metal and Engineering Industry, its bargaining council MEIBC, the Steel industry has lost a 150 000 jobs over the last 10 years in which 40 000 jobs were lost in 2015 and 9000 alone in November of that year. The MEIBC is predicting a further 30 000 job losses.
Gerhard Papenfus, Chief Executive of The National Employers Association of South Africa (NEASA) was interviewed on SABC Newsroom. NEASA represents 2500 small businesses in the Steel Industry.
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