Women entrepreneurs encouraged to pitch VW
As part of its partnership with Lionesses of Africa, the one million+ strong all-female business network in Africa, Volkswagen has introduced ‘The Lionesses Den’ and is calling on female-owned businesses in South Africa to share a two-minute pitch. The top three pitches will win capital to invest in their... Read more
72 youths get experience at Isuzu
Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) is supporting the Youth Employment Service (YES) Programme and has placed 72 candidates for the first time this year. The YES programme was launched by President Cyril Ramaphosa in 2018 with the aim to offer young South Africans paid work experience.   Wayne Osborne,... Read more
VW’s T-Roc to make a digital premiere
Volkswagen’s major vehicle launch for 2020 will be streamed via a digital event. The T-Roc will premiere in South Africa on Thursday, 17 June 2020. “Covid-19 has necessitated our brand to find new and innovative ways to communicate with our customers as well as launch our exciting range of... Read more
Ford begins phased production today
Ford has implemented a phased restart for its South African operations beginning 1 June, including restarting vehicle and engine production and bringing back the first wave of employees that are unable to do their jobs remotely. “We’ve been working intently with national government, our safety and medical teams, unions... Read more
Billy Tom is Isuzu’s new chief
Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced the appointment of Billy Tom (50) as its new CEO and Managing Director, transitioning from 01 June and officially assuming full responsibility from 01 July 2020. He succeeds outgoing MD Michael Sacke, who has opted to pursue other opportunities. Isuzu Motors South Africa... Read more
MBSA develops excellence
Built on the foundation of more than three decades, the technologically advanced Mercedes-Benz Learning Academy (MBLA) is MBSA’s flagship training facility. As an important feeder of technical skills for the benefit of the South African automotive skills workforce, the MBLA also ensures skills transfer and job creation for youth.... Read more
VWSA resumes production,  exports
Following a gradual ramp-up of its local production, the Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage has resumed its manufacturing operations. In line with the regulations pertaining to Level 4 of lockdown, VWSA production was restarted on 4 May, with essential employees returning to work in a phased... Read more
VW model tops SA export rankings
Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA), with its Polo model, topped the country’s export rankings in 2019 says National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA) and the Automotive Industry Export Council (AIEC) in a latest report. It explains the top export markets by value for the automotive industry were Germany, Belgium,... Read more
VWSA donates beds to NMB stadium’s Covid-19 facility
In support of the local and provincial government’s efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Nelson Mandela Bay, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has donated 150 beds to the isolation facility at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium. The Nelson Mandela Bay municipality recently announced that the stadium would... Read more
More Isuzu bakkies for Covid-19 battle
Isuzu Motors South Africa has made more bakkies available to assist in containing the spread of COVID-19 infections in the country.  The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria has accepted delivery of 15 Isuzu D-MAX bakkies which will be used to assist with the transportation of personal... Read more

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