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
Coega welcomes NMB’s airport relocation plan
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) has welcomed the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality announcement of plans to relocate the Port Elizabeth Airport to the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ). The city’s move forms part of its spatial development plans to free up land for human settlements. “Development of an... Read more
MBDA manager joins US government-sponsored programme
Luvuyo Bangazi the marketing and communications manager of the Mandela Bay Development Agency (MBDA) joined four others from around South African for the annual US Government-sponsored International Visitor Leadership Programme from the 1st to the 24 of September. The initiative is wholly funded and managed by the US embassy... Read more
Worldwide celebration for Daimler in SA
The East London-based Daimler Truck and Bus Southern Africa (DTBSA) plant has marked a milestone in collaboration with its “mother” plant in Wörth, Germany. On 29 April, the 750,000th truck kit from the CKD Centre (= Completely Knocked Down) at the Wörth plant was packed in a 40-foot sea... Read more
R135 million for PE plant expansion
Aberdare Cables gave an R135 million vote of confidence in Nelson Mandela Bay’s economic future by establishing a high voltage manufacturing plant in Korsten, the third-largest on the African continent. The plant was officially opened by Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel on July 25, 2019. The opening forms... 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
Government confirms Coega as LNG hub
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced it has welcomed the budget vote speech delivered by the Minister of Mineral Resources and Energy, Gwede Mantashe. In particular, the CDC welcomed the Minister’s outlook on “exploring more economical options to bring natural gas into the South African market.” In 2008, the... Read more
R75 roadworks between PE, Despatch
The South African National Roads Agency SOC Ltd (SANRAL) would like to notify travellers that roadworks is scheduled to take place on the R75 between Port Elizabeth and Despatch from Monday, 08 July 2019 to Friday, 12 July 2019. The planned traffic accommodation is as follows: The left lane... Read more
Struandale engine plant gears for international demand
The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has successfully implemented its production expansion with the installation of a new assembly line for the new-generation 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo diesel engines used in the New Ford Ranger, the first-ever Ranger Raptor and the New Everest. The expansion also... Read more
Young entrepreneurs groomed through VWSA partnership
In the spirit of Youth month, a new generation of entrepreneurs was groomed this week, through a holiday programme offered by Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA). In partnership with the organisation Young Entrepreneurs, VWSA’s Community Trust hosted a four-day programme this week to cultivate a spirit of entrepreneurship in... Read more