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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...

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KZN aerotropolis development drives trade opportunities and growth

The development of Africa's first purpose-built aerotropolis, with Dube TradePort as its nucleus, is having a significant impact on north coast property patterns...

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 vehicle prototypes under its belt, including Africa's first solar bus...

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

Employment in the downswing of the super cycle

Until commodity prices crawl their way back to higher levels, there is little hope for South Africa's older economic sectors to create jobs...

29 Apr 2016

Transnet locos lag in local content

Two years after Transnet signed a historic R50bn deal with four manufacturers for 1,064 locomotives, it has hit a snag. SABS says it has not yet received satisfactory information...

29 Apr 2016

Current economic climate presents automotive opportunities

As we entered 2016, the economic outlook and business climate was still somewhat uncertain, casting some doubt on the future...

20 Apr 2016

Taxing times for the tyre industry

Consumers are under pressure. Interest rates have gone up, food prices are rocketing and there has already been a huge increase in the fuel price this year. The latter is partly as a result of the 30c a litre levy...

14 Apr 2016

R2b invested to expand Dunlop SA plant

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (SRSA) is investing R2 billion to upgrade and expand its Dunlop tyre manufacturing plant at Ladysmith...

13 Apr 2016

Think digital supply chains

Digital integration has been absorbed organically in environments such as tourism and marketing, but supply chain and manufacturing professionals have been sluggish...

12 Apr 2016

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