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
Coega bullish on its BBBEE
Following amendments to Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) Codes of 2013, Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is well on its way to achieving BB-BEE Level 1 from the recently obtained Level 4 status; the organisation achieved a score of 85.44 points with a BBBEE procurement recognition of 100%. “A Level... Read more
Next generation radio stars in NMB take to the air
Learners from schools across the Nelson Mandela Bay metro will be given the opportunity to gain hands-on experience in broadcast and online media through the annual Algoa FM Youth Day, which has been running since 2014. After several weeks of training, the youngsters are given responsibility of all the production, on-air... Read more
Port of Ngqura tank farm on track
After turning the first sod earlier this year, both Transnet Ports Authority’s (TNPA) Port of Ngqura and Oil Tanking Grindrod Calulo Holdings (OTGC) are currently on track with the 24-month development period to commission the new liquid bulk Tank Farm in the port at the end of 2020. With... Read more