Pieter Groenewald Copper

SA’s copper theft crisis costs economy R47bn annually –  FF Plus Leader Pieter Groenewald

The illicit trade in copper has unleashed a staggering burden on South Africa’s economy. With global demand for copper reaching new heights, the prospect of criminal gangs relinquishing their activities seems increasingly unlikely. Despite a previous six-month moratorium on copper exports imposed by the government, no new regulations have emerged since its expiration.