Metal theft hammers South African economy

Special police squad focuses on illegal trade in metals that costs nation $1bn each year.

    Metal theft is a problem around the world, and in South Africa it costs the economy about $1bn each year.

    As part of a special series on metals, Al Jazeera's Tania Page reports from Cape Town.

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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