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Patel calls for partnerships in manufacturing sector

Trade, Industry and Competition Minister Ebrahim Patel says South Africa must rebuild its manufacturing strength to be able to fully benefit from the opportunities in the BRICS markets...

30 Mar 2021

Volvo plans to be fully electric car company by 2030

Volvo Cars has announced that it intends to become a fully electric car company by 2030, phasing out any car in its global portfolio with an internal combustion engine...

3 Mar 2021

Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years ahead

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

By Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

Martin Buday appointed new MD of Continental Tyre SA

Martin Buday was appointed the new managing director of Continental Tyre SA in 2020 but due to the Covid-19 pandemic and resultant travel restrictions...

1 Mar 2021

VWSA certified as Top Employer for 10th year in a row

The accolade is awarded in recognition of employers around the world that provide excellent conditions for their employees...

19 Feb 2021

Manufacturing output up 1,8% in December

Manufacturing production increased by 1,8% in December 2020 compared with December 2019, according to data from Stats SA...

12 Feb 2021

Apply for Gibela bursary for engineering

Train-maker, Gibela is offering 210 bursaries to eligible candidates this year, for post-matric study in an array of engineering-related fields...

5 Feb 2021

Ford invests $1bn in SA's automotive manufacturing operations

Ford Motor Company has invested $1bn (R15.8bn) in the country's automotive manufacturing operations. This was announced during a media briefing that was attended by President Cyril Ramaphosa and several key government leaders...

2 Feb 2021

Turkish automotive sector to meet virtually with SA importers this March

The first virtual B2B trade meetings for businesses from Turkey and South Africa will take place 1-5 March 2021...

29 Jan 2021

Tiger Wheel & Tyre voted Best Tyre Fitment Centre

The Star Readers' Choice Awards places beloved brand in number one spot for the last decade...

Issued by Tiger Wheel & Tyre 29 Jan 2021

New competition and service guidelines for the Automotive Aftermarket

In December 2020, the Competition Commission issued the final Guidelines for Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket effective as of 1 July 2021. The Guidelines seek to address the constraints to competition in the Automotive Aftermarket Industry...

By Bobedi Seleke 15 Jan 2021

Manufacturing production down 3.5% in November

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.5% in November 2020 compared with November 2019, according to data from Statistics South Africa...

13 Jan 2021

Festival of Motoring announces 2021 dates

While the pandemic has been an unfortunate setback for the events industry as a whole, the Festival of Motoring, presented by WesBank, is gearing up for its fifth edition at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit, from 27-29 August 2021...

17 Dec 2020

Bridgestone SA gives Pink Drive R500k to help fight cancer

Bridgestone raised the money through its #PinkValveCaps Project over the course of the year. The donation was handed over on 19 November in Midrand...

23 Nov 2020

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