Volkswagen to develop black-owned suppliers
Following on from the successful VWSA Black-Owned Supplier’s Day held in 2016, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has extended its assistance to strategically align black-owned suppliers in the automotive sector by launching the Ntinga Project. The project was launched today, 19 October 2017 in Uitenhage.  Ntinga is an isiXhosa... Read more
VW is exporter of the year
VWSA walked away with three awards at the Eastern Cape’s Exporters Club Awards.  These three awards, namely the 2017 SJM Flex Environmental Merit Award, the 2017 Best Exporter OEM Award and the 2017 Exporter of the Year Award, were presented at a gala event held in Port Elizabeth. These... Read more
Performance Golfs should boost range’s popularity
Following the launch of the new Golf TSI and Golf GTI facelift in May, Volkswagen has introduced two more performance models in the Golf range namely the Golf R and Golf GTD. With over 350 000 Golf’s sold in South Africa since its launch four decades ago, the updated... Read more
Volkswagen employees are star problem solvers
The Problem Solving Team Programme at Volkswagen Group South Africa has over the past six years improved work times and ergonomics resulting in financial savings.  The programme which was introduced in 2011 is a tool that encourages employees to look at their work environment and processes and find ways... Read more
Young guns look towards the the Eastern Cape
Richard Leeke and Henry Köhne, aka the ATS Motorsport Young Guns, head to the Volkswagen Rally brimming with confidence. The event (now in its 35th year) gets underway from the impressive AutoPavillion museum at VW’s Uitenhage manufacturing plant on Friday, July 21, with the duo kicking off proceedings –... Read more
Volkswagen, Qhubeka giving the gift of time
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has continued its partnership with Qhubeka Bicycle Education Empowerment Programme (BEEP) by sponsoring six young cyclists as they prepare for the Telkom 947 cycle challenge being raced in November. These six school children were among the winners of the 2016’s Bergville Cycle race.  They... Read more
Volkswagen supports the VWSA B-BBEE Initiative Trust
Today marked another significant day for black-owned suppliers in the automotive sector, with the official launch of the Volkswagen B-BBEE Initiatives Trust.  Although established in 2016, it was publicly launched today to showcase the Trust and explain its objectives to suppliers, potential partners and the public in general. The... Read more
VWSA supports Bay’s NGOs
  THREE additional local organisations have received funding towards furthering the good work they do in the Nelson Mandela Bay Metro. The Volkswagen for Good Initiative handed over cheques to the value of R506,600 to the three deserving local charities bringing the total amount disbursed by Volkswagen in 2017... Read more
Tata, VW, Skoda in development deal
Tata Motors has announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for a long-term partnership with Volkswagen Group and its Czech affiliate Skoda Auto,  to explore strategic alliance opportunity for joint development of products. The agreement has been signed by Guenter Butschek, CEO & MD of Tata Motors, Matthias... Read more
VWSA launches 1st literacy centre in U’hage
AS PART part of the legacy of making sure that all learners in Uitenhage are functionally literate by the end of Grade 3, the Volkswagen Community Trust opened the first Literacy Centre in Uitenhage. The aim of the centre, located in Ntlemeza Primary School, is to provide structured literacy... Read more