Social media users immediately mentioned sabotage, while an energy expert said the country’s economy is being undermined.
Government has come under fire for trying to keep Saldanha Steel, a subsidiary of ArcelorMittal South Africa (Amsa) open at all cost, to the extent of resorting to protectionist tactics that adversely affect downstream steel firms.
Magwanishe made the remarks at the launch of the revitalised Nkowankowa Industrial Park in Tzaneen on Monday.
A no-deal Brexit would deal a severe blow to the economy of Britain’s Falkland Islands which is heavily dependent on squid exports — and to Galicia in Spain where almost all of the molluscs are sent.
Japan’s monthly trade surplus with the United States grew nearly 10 percent in March, according to official data Wednesday likely to be seized upon by Washington in ongoing trade talks with Tokyo.