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Chamber and Naacam sign MOU to advance and support the Bay’s components industry

THE Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber and Naacam signed a historic memorandum of understanding (MOU) to advance and support the automotive components industry in...

R4bn boost as Kariega auto plant gets set to produce SUV for African markets

VOLKSWAGEN Group Africa announced a R4 billion investment in its manufacturing plant in Kariega to upgrade facilities in various areas in preparation for the...

Electric trucks ‘as-a-service’ makes the option accessible for trial

VOLVO Trucks South Africa has announced the introduction of a new Equipment-as-a-Service (EaaS) model for electric truck rentals in the country. Since the launch of...

Group adds another global auto brand to EC dealer network

STELLANTIS continues its drive to make brands easily accessible to customers through its multi-franchise dealer network with the addition of Opel to an exciting...

Indian automaker brings new smart truck range to SA

TATA Motors, India’s leading multinational auto manufacturer, along with its authorised distributor, Tata Africa Holdings Limited, launched its range of multipurpose heavy-duty trucks –...

World class testing for globally competitive products

MANDELA Bay University’s engagement and innovation institute, eNtsa, in collaboration with the Automotive Industry Development Centre - Eastern Cape (AIDC – EC) and the...

Biofibre – localising the auto sector to the agri sector and reducing carbon footprints

By Meike Wetsch, Coega Development Corporation unit head of capital raising THE Biofibre Hub Project, established by the Coega Development Corporation with the Council for...

Automotive localisation testing programme gives EC SMEs a leg-up opportunity

SUPPORTING automotive component localisation in the Eastern Cape, eNtsa is calling for proposals for the Automotive Localisation Testing (ALT) programme for 2024/25. The eNtsa ALT...

East London dealership scoops prestigious overall DOTY award

DAIMLER Truck Southern Africa hosted its Dealer of the Year awards, to recognise dealers and general distributors for their 2023 performance. The theme for...

Chinese motor plant starts production of family SUV

THE Beijing Auto Industrial Corporation (BAIC) plant at Coega Industrial Development Zone has started operations, according to a news update posted on the company’s...

World-class dealership opens in Mthatha

TO offer personalised, professional, and premium service to customers the NTT Motor Group has opened a Volkswagen dealership in Mthatha. “Our vision is to be...

Minister’s EV transition instruments welcomed

FINANCE Minister Enoch Godongwana’s 2024 Budget Speech made ground-breaking announcements for South Africa’s plan to transition towards manufacturing electric vehicles (EVs). The transition follows...

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Malaysian energy company’s share transfer creates a pan-African group

PETRONAS has sold its 74% shareholding in Engen to Vivo Energy. Engen and Vivo Energy announced the completion of the transaction on 21 May...

Truck heavyweight launches more electric options in SA

IN line with Daimler Truck’s global ambition to offer 100% CO2 neutral trucks and buses by 2050, DTSA introduced its first fully battery electric...

Construction of Coega automotive plant to begin ‘shortly’

STELLANTIS, the world’s third-biggest automotive manufacturer by volume, and South Africa’s largest development funder, the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) have concluded key milestones that...

SA’s auto sector notes decline in exports, increase in (low) NEV sales

THE domestic automotive industry is celebrating the centenary of vehicle manufacturing in the country in 2024. In the Automotive Business Council (naamsa) Q1 2024...