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SOPA – good news for auto industry but ‘thin on detail’

EASTERN Cape Premier Lubabalo Mabuyane's state of the Province address is a balanced attempt in addressing the challenges of the province, but it could...

Continental shift: tyre maker officially welcomes new boss after lengthy COVID delay

MARTIN Buday has officially taken over the reins as Managing Director at Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), bringing almost two decades of experience in...

Thermopolymer beats brass bushings for tyre maker

WHILE most people tyres with rubber, another essential component is carbon black, which gives automotive tyres their colouring as well as their stiffness, strength...

Bakkie maker says YES again to youth employment

ISUZU Motors South Africa (IMSAf) has this week welcomed the next group of Youth Employment Service (YES) candidates. The YES programme, which was launched by...

Automaker’s billion dollar bet on SA

FORD Motor Company this week announced an investment of US$1.05 billion (R15.8 billion) in its South African manufacturing operations – marking the biggest investment...

Zest for local content fuels company’s Africa growth

ZEST WEG’s four decades in Africa have produced a powerful local manufacturing base, and a growing footprint across sub-Saharan Africa, strengthening supply chains and...

Local automaker tops SA passenger car market in pandemic-hit 2020

DESPITE a year that was severely affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) -- which comprises the Volkswagen Passenger Cars and...

Investment expert takes wheel at auto industry development agency

TRADE, investment and policy specialist Thabo Shenxane has been appointed CEO of the Automotive Industry Development Centre Eastern Cape (AIDC EC). He joins the agency...

Diesel engine component cleaning for OEMs

METRIC Automotive Engineering now offers a cleaning service to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) in the diesel engine component remanufacturing sector. “We found that few OEMs...

The perils of counterfeit auto-electrical parts

ALEXANDER & Poole (A&P), the sole distributor for the Southern African region of Anderson Power Products (APP) electrical connectors, has reported an “alarming” influx...

Truck maker grows market share despite torrid 2020

ISUZU Motors South Africa (IMSAf) recorded total sales of 2 587 trucks and buses in 2020. Trucks led the charge with total sales of...

Global ‘young talent’ accolade for Uitenhage auto engineer

VOLKSWAGEN Group South Africa (VWSA) employee Rachel Kobo has been honoured with the Best Apprentice title given to only a handful of top young...

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7 000th unit assembled at Coega truck plant

FAW Trucks ended the month of April on a high note when the 7 000th locally assembled vehicle rolled out of its Coega manufacturing plant....

Metals, engineering indaba to tackle SA power supply problems

THE Southern African Metals and Engineering Indaba, which takes place on 24 and 25 May at the IDC Auditorium in Sandton will probe the...

Does extension of COVID loan scheme mean it’s a failure?

By Thakhani Masindi THE National Treasury, the South African Reserve Bank (SARB) and the Banking Association South Africa launched the Loan Guarantee Scheme on 12...

Desalination plant won’t be enough to avert NMB water crisis, chamber warns

ORGANISED business in Nelson Mandela Bay has welcomed the Council’s recent green light for the construction of a seawater desalination plant but warned that...