Continental helps create YES jobs
Unemployment is one the biggest crises faced by South Africans today, and the youth are particularly hard hit due to a lack of suitable qualifications, skills or work experience which hamper their ability to secure employment. To address this issue, the Youth Employment Service (YES) programme was created in... 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
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 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
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
Local content to move automotive industry forward
Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies has unpacked the details of the approved extension of the Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP) from 2021 to 2035. Briefing reporters at the Government Communication and Information System (GCIS) head office in Tshwane on Friday, Davies said Cabinet has approved the extension... Read more
2018 Haval Outreach Expedition a huge success
The 2018 Haval Outreach Expedition, which concluded in Cape Town on 4 October, was a resounding success. The journey, which stretched nearly 4 500km along the east coast of South Africa was completed by a convoy of two Haval H9’s, two Haval H6C’s, a Haval H2 and a GWM... Read more

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