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New leadership appointments at MBSA and BBAC

German automaker Daimler has announced the appointment of Andreas Engling as CEO and executive director manufacturing of Mercedes-Benz South Africa...

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Africa wants to place itself on the automotive roadmap

Africa is keeping investors on their toes with forecasts far from being true to their word. The inherent volatility and instability of African markets...

By Ryan Bax 1 Dec 2016

Volkswagen to build car assembly plant in Algeria

Volkswagen on Sunday signed a deal with its Algerian sales partner Sovac for the construction of a vehicle assembly plant in the North African country...

29 Nov 2016

#SharetheBay: There's a rich history behind SA's 'diamond fibre' industry

Did you know that South Africa's Eastern Cape is the mohair capital of the world? I didn't, until yesterday that is when we visited the Mohair South Africa headquarters in PE on a tour...

By Sindy Peters 24 Nov 2016

Have you planned for imports ahead of the 2017 Chinese New Year?

For any business working with China, it becomes imperative to understand and manage the shut-down period during Chinese New Year to ensure no risk to their business or production cycle...

15 Nov 2016

ASEAN market seeks to increase bilateral trade with Africa

Member countries of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations will make a leap into the African continent with their first joint trade mission and business expo in South Africa next year...

11 Nov 2016

Cheap imports flood automotive filter aftermarket

The already saturated South African automotive filters aftermarket is being flooded with low-quality, low-cost imports...

9 Nov 2016

Tesla buys German automation firm to ramp up production

US electric car maker Tesla on Tuesday said it would buy German engineering firm Grohmann to help ramp up production...

9 Nov 2016

AGCO expansion in Africa driven by new regional structure

AGCO, Your Agriculture Company will realign its regional structure which will see an increase in its presence and further expansion of the company's operations in Africa...

3 Nov 2016

The auto industry's state of flux - autonomous, electric, connected

"It appears that 'tomorrow' is coming sooner than many think." This is how influencer Carlos Ghosn describes the dramatic change...

By Mike Whitfield 2 Nov 2016

More trade desired between SA and Italy in auto sector

Representatives from the automotive industries in South Africa and Italy met recently at the South Africa-Italy Summit 2016...

1 Nov 2016

Port projects flexible to accommodate changes in market

To meet the current economic climate, TNPA built flexibility into the tender specifications for Operation Phakisa's new build projects at its ports...

28 Oct 2016

India-South Africa trade route holds vast trade and commercial opportunities

The 2016 H1 Maersk Group India Trade Report reveals that extensive opportunities exist for South African-India trade...

27 Oct 2016

Export Week drives importance of localisation home

Many of the experienced speakers believe that the key to the growth of the region and country's economy lies in companies taking a more aggressive interest in localisation...

27 Oct 2016

Coega readies for R11bn car manufacturing plant

The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has begun work in clearing 54.62 hectares of land in Zone 1 of the Coega Industrial Development Zone...

26 Oct 2016

Local rail companies urged to 'hunt as a pack' when chasing Africa business

South African companies in the rail sector are failing to coordinate sufficiently in order to adequately compete with international players for large African rail projects...

26 Oct 2016

Electric buses to be rolled out in Cape Town

The City of Cape Town said electric-powered buses would be rolled out next year as part of its MyCiTi services...

24 Oct 2016

Mitsubishi shifts Renault-Nissan towards global no.1

With the addition of Mitsubishi Motors, the Renault-Nissan alliance is closing in on the level of 10-million vehicles sold per year where automakers vie for the title of biggest manufacturer...

24 Oct 2016

State snub may see car maker exodus - VWSA MD

Any lessening of government support for the motor industry could have drastic consequences by causing multinational companies to question...

By David Furlonger 20 Oct 2016

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