Ford helps PE’s taxi commuters
Ford Motor Company Fund has awarded a grant of $20 000 (R355 000) to Unjani Clinics to mobilise hygiene efforts and equip communities with basic personal protective items as a proactive measure to help contain the spread of COVID-19. Ford Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, has made specific... 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
VWSA to convert PE plant into Covid-19 facility
To assist local and provincial government in providing much-needed care to Covid-19 patients in Nelson Mandela Bay, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has made its Port Elizabeth plant available as a temporary medical facility. The plant in Neave (Korsten, Port Elizabeth), which is currently not in use, will be... 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
Nelson Mandela Bay residents urged to save water
The Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality says it is currently experiencing low storage levels in various reservoirs due to lower production at the Nooitgedagt Water Treatment works. The Department of Human Settlements, Water and Sanitation explains that supply to the city has been reduced by 20 to 30% due to... 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
First LNG hub to be established at Coega
In his speech at the Africa Oil Week 2019, the Minister for Mineral Resources and Energy Gwede Mantashe urged investors to pursue investment opportunities in the proposed Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) Hub at the Coega Special Economic Zone (SEZ) in the Eastern Cape.    “The call by the Minister is... 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
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