Though formed by the state, Eskom and Iscor enjoyed very little state support in their infancy. To survive, they had to cooperate with the private sector companies they were meant to compete with.
Fixes for small pieces of massive problems show that overarching crises may be less hopeless than they appear.
President Trump slapped steep tariffs on steel imports, echoing protectionist measures taken by Bush in 2002.
China's surplus of unmarriageable men poses a stark dilemma for Xi and other leaders as they set the country's economic course for the next five years.
The president has promised to put a stop to foreign companies 'dumping' steel on US markets. Former President Bush tried the same thing, and here's what happened.
Politicians in Europe, the US and the UK have blamed steel industry woes on artificially cheap imports.
Pittsburgh's post-industrial economic resurgence is promising, a historian of the region writes, but there's a reason President Trump highlighted the area in his speech exiting the Paris climate deal.
Forget the sunset pictures that accompanied so much media coverage of the steel crisis. Steel is an industry of the future, not the past.
Changes to construction material requirements from negotiations on the ABCC will give Australian steelmakers a chance to step-up.
An industry in crisis needs a government that can deliver help where it's needed.