Construction tower cranes have been something of a rare sight on the Germiston skyline over the past few decades as the once-thriving industrial hub has faced severe deindustrialisation headwinds. Several such cranes have made a reappearance at Scaw Metals’ Union Junction complex in Ekurhuleni in recent months, however, in support of a R3-billion steel investment to increase Scaw’s steelmaking capacity from about 500 000 t/y to 650 000 t/y.