Volkswagen produces its 200,000th new Polo
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) reached a historic milestone on 6 September, when the 200 000th unit of the current Volkswagen Polo rolled off the production line at the Uitenhage plant.   The VWSA production plant has been manufacturing Polos since 1996 when it started local production on the... Read more
ZF starts production in East London
ZF Lemförder SA’s new plant in East London has commenced production of front and rear axles only nine months after its nomination by Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA). “We are expanding our global footprint by opening our new plant in East London,” states Dr Peter Holdmann, Head of ZF’s Car... Read more
VWSA partners with biggest all-female business network
Volkswagen has partnered with the Lionesses of Africa organisation to assist in developing its over 600 000 female entrepreneurs across 54 African countries. Statistics indicate that about 50% of start-up businesses in South Africa fail within 24 months due to a range of factors. Lionesses of Africa, a social... Read more
VW opens 3 literacy centres in PE
Reaffirming its commitment to eradicating illiteracy at the primary school level, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) opened three new Literacy Centres at schools across KwaNobuhle in Uitenhage. The official opening on Friday morning, which was attended by the provincial Department of Education’s Superintendent General Themba Kojana and Nelson Mandela... Read more
VWSA employees join hands for hunger relief
With 125 pairs of hands working together, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) contributed to the fight against hunger this past weekend. In the spirit of Mandela Day, 125 volunteers – consisting of VWSA employees based in Gauteng and their loved ones – gathered for the company’s annual Show of... Read more
VWSA supports primary school literacy programme
As part of its goal to promote literacy among learners under the age of 10 years, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has invested R4 million towards training the educators responsible for teaching Eastern Cape learners to read.  VWSA has partnered with and invested in Funda Wande, a Grahamstown-based non-profit... Read more
VW surf open kicks off
With record entries of women surfers from Africa and abroad, this weekend’s Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing promises enticing action and outstanding prizes on and off the surfline. The 2019 Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing presented by Hurley which kicks of this week has attracted a stellar field, with... Read more
VW supports Wilderness Foundation in empowering youth
An ongoing partnership between Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) and local non-profit organisation Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) has proved invaluable to the development and upliftment of youth from various communities.  As VWSA remains committed to empowering the youth, the company has supported WFA since 2015 by providing a Volkswagen... Read more
Nelson Mandela Bay Metro supports local production
When Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality needed to upgrade its existing fire-fighting fleet, they procured these tough fire-fighting machines right on their doorstep. Locally built at Isuzu Motors South Africa’s Port Elizabeth truck plant, the Isuzu FXZ 26-360 6×4 fitted with an Allison 4430PR automatic transmission, was modified for its... Read more
Isuzu’s Fourth Best Technician in the World Hails from the Cape
Thinking on your feet, staying calm under pressure and applying months of training and practice. This was what Isuzu truck technician Miles Swanepoel had to do, to beat 64 other technicians from across the world in the recent Isuzu World Technical Competition in Japan. Swanepoel ended in fourth place... Read more