Small and medium enterprises (SME) are described as the engine of an economy. According to the World Bank, SMEs represent 90% of businesses and account for more than 50% of employment worldwide. However, small businesses often encounter challenges which impede growth or fail due to the lack of business... Read more
Niels Wichmann has been appointed as the new Head of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars Brand effective 1 August 2023. Wichmann replaces Steffen Knapp who has been appointed as the brand head of Volkswagen Taiwan. Wichmann, 51, joins Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) from Volkswagen’s headquarters in Wolfsburg where he... Read more
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) closed off Mandela Month at the Edutak Pre-primary Training Centre in Pretoria last weekend. More than 120 Volkswagen employees and their loved ones volunteered to create a conducive training and learning environment for early childhood development educators. They were joined by Edutak staff and... Read more
Community members and a school in Komani (formerly Queenstown) in the Eastern Cape are the latest beneficiaries of disaster relief support from Ford and Gift of the Givers Foundation, following torrential rain and extensive flooding experienced in the area during February 2023. With large portions of the town submerged... Read more
Earth Hour at Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) is more of a long-term commitment than one hour of mitigation. In fact, sound environmental practices form an integral part of the company’s purpose. However, to keep everyone loyal to the cause, Volkswagen operations across the globe observe #Project1Hour every year... Read more
Starting the month of March on a strong note, the Kariega plant of Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) built the 100,000th units of the current Polo for the local market. The special milestone vehicle rolled off the production line on 1 March during the night shift. The Kariega plant has... Read more
Expanding its support of early childhood development initiatives that empower children under the age of 6 years, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has handed over 10 Polo Vivos to their long-standing partners, the Centre for Early Childhood Development (CECD) and the Ntataise Trust. These organisations, which endeavour to provide... Read more
The new Volkswagen Amarok will officially go on sale in South Africa on 18 March 2023. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles sold over 830 000 units of the first-generation Amarok globally. The outgoing Volkswagen Amarok was launched in South Africa in 2010 and has sold 42 450 units in the local... Read more
In recognition of their continued efforts to provide a thriving work environment for employees, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has been identified as a Top Employer for 2023. VWSA has received this certification for the 12th consecutive year in 2023. The Top Employer title is an internationally recognised certification... Read more
74% of Volkswagen vehicles sold in South Africa in 2022 were either the Polo Vivo, Polo or the T-Cross. “In 2022, Volkswagen sold 63 601 (Volkswagen Passenger Cars: 58 447, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles: 5 154) vehicles in the local market with a total passenger car market share of 16.4%,”... Read more
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