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
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
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
Sakhile Mthombeni named VW’s top global employee
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) employee Sakhile Mthombeni has been named as one of the top young talents across the Volkswagen Group worldwide. Sakhile joined 11 young women and 37 young men from 20 countries who were honoured for their outstanding performance in their vocations within the Group, during... Read more
VWSA sets record for October
With its local production schedule for October, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) set a new record for the number of vehicles produced in one month. The company’s plant in Uitenhage produced 16 453 vehicles in October, exceeding the company’s previous record – which was set exactly a decade ago... Read more
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
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