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Metair blames cost of model launches for earnings drop

Metair says first-half earnings will drop as much as 59% because of the high costs associated with new model launches for clients including Toyota...

By Fifi Peters 3 days ago

Scandal-hit VW turns its sights to electric cars

Embattled auto giant Volkswagen unveiled plans to launch more than 30 all-electric models by 2025 as it seeks to reposition itself as a leading player in...

17 Jun 2016

Globe Motors rolls out $150m auto plant next month

Globe Motors Nigeria, says it has concluded plans to roll out its $150m auto assembly plant...

By Abdullateef Aliyu 14 Jun 2016

#YouthMonth: Building a Youth Village with Bruce Dube

28-year-old Bruce Dube owns and co-owns many digital media platforms through which he shares his passion for youth development and plays a significant role in...

By Cari Van Wyk 10 Jun 2016

Gibela plans to get local suppliers

Gibela Rail Transport Consortium, which has a R51bn contract to supply 600 trains to Prasa, is looking for local machinery and equipment suppliers...

By Andiswa Maqutu 3 Jun 2016

Ferrari wins International Engine of the Year award

The International Engine of the Year Award ceremony was held in Stuttgart yesterday, with 63 jurors from more than 30 countries deliberating which car engine to crown the best in the world...

2 Jun 2016

Parts production plan expected to boost local car makers

South Africa's plan to increase local vehicle parts manufacturing will help local car makers increase production by an average of 2.4% a year for the next four years...

30 May 2016

KZN aerotropolis development drives trade and growth

Africa's first purpose-built aerotropolis...

25 May 2016

Hilux, Fortuner production gets investment boost

Japanese automaker Toyota has announced that it has invested over R6,1bn to facilitate production of the all-new Hilux and Fortuner at its Prospecton plant in Durban...

25 May 2016

#AfricaMonth: Driving Ugandan vehicle manufacturing

Kiira Motors Corporation is a presidential initiative for automotive manufacturing in Uganda. The company has three successful...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 25 May 2016

New expansion to double size of BMW SA's body shop

BMW SA will no longer have to accept compromises in the way it assembles its vehicles, after purchasing 30,000m² of waste land next to its Rosslyn assembly plant, says MD Tim Abbott...

By David Furlonger 24 May 2016

#InTouch2016: Digital opportunity in the automotive arena

Michael Frans, head of business operations: automotive at T-Systems South Africa...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 23 May 2016

Steel makers push to be used in state's infrastructure plan

Steel industry players are pushing the government to designate local steel products for use in the state's R4tn infrastructure plan...

By Mark Allix 23 May 2016

Vasari to use KWV as platform to grow African spirits

Consumer-focused investment group, Vasari has reached an agreement with KWV group to acquire 100% of its operational assets for R1.15 billion...

13 May 2016

El Niño a threat to continuity of African supply chains

Underlying risk to supply chains heightened as countries in the region struggle with food shortages brought about by extreme weather while also trying to cope with...

11 May 2016

AB InBev simplifies its debt structure

Anheuser-Busch InBev (AB InBev) moved on Friday to clear another hurdle on its $108bn proposed acquisition of SABMiller...

By Fifi Peters 10 May 2016

Davies urges car makers to bring in black suppliers

The government's goal of attracting more black suppliers of components to the motor industry is not an attempt to impose "uncompetitive rent-seekers" on the sector, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies...

By David Furlonger 9 May 2016

VWSA supports economic transformation with Black-Owned Suppliers' Day

Volkswagen Group South Africa hosted its first ever Black-Owned Suppliers' Day on 5 May in its Uitenhage plant in the Eastern Cape...

6 May 2016

Two new TNPA tugs launched

Two more of Transnet National Ports Authority's (TNPA) powerful tugboats have been ceremoniously launched as part of Operation Phakisa...

6 May 2016

GMSA, NMMU renew skills development deal

General Motors South Africa has renewed a partnership deal with Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University's mechatronics department, aimed at ensuring continued skills development for motor manufacturing...

By Lee-Anne Butler 5 May 2016

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