Coega SEZ automotive Hub
SEZ a trailblazer in the automotive industry Having established itself as leader in the socio-economic development of the Eastern Cape, whilst making the province an attractive investment destination, it’s no surprise that Coega SEZ is fast becoming a hub for the automotive industry. The Coega SEZ, located in the... Read more
Mercedes Benz says Yes to the Thuma Mina Campaign: MEC Mabuyane
The announcement by Mercedes Benz South Africa today of a new investment worth R10 billion is a stamp of approval that our province remains a viable investment destination of choice in as far as the auto manufacturing sector is concerned. Not only will it lead to more job creation... Read more
President of South Africa visits the Mercedes-Benz plant in South Africa
Mercedes-Benz Cars invests 600 Million Euro in expansion of East London plant Investment was announced during a visit of His Excellency, Cyril Ramaphosa, President of South Africa, alongside other distinguished South African and German guests from the spheres of politics and business.   Markus Schäfer, Member of the Divisional... Read more
New vehicle sales in April reflect deceptive growth
Irregularity in new vehicle sales numbers continues to contribute to market uncertainty. According to aggregated data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa), April’s sales of 36 346 units reflect a 3.6% year on year growth, while at the same time showing a dramatic month on... Read more
Volkswagen Group South Africa completes major investment programme and launches new Polo
Volkswagen launched its new Polo and showcased the R6.1 billion investment in its plant and new products, in the presence of Eastern Cape Phumulo Masualle, the honourable Deputy Minister Bulelani Magwanishe of the DTI, media representatives and key stakeholders. In August 2015, VWSA Chairman and Managing Director, Thomas Schaefer... Read more
Jaguar Land Rover awarded as company of the year
The AutoBest award ceremony was recently held in Salzburg for the first time. The judging panel consisted of 31 journalists from 31 countries. Jaguar Land Rover was awarded as the company of the year by AutoBest, the biggest automotive expert jury in Europe. AutoBest’s international panel of experts honoured... Read more
2017 vehicle sales end on positive note
The new vehicle industry ended 2017 on a positive note, according to the annual sales data from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa).  Despite December 2017’s year-on-year sales declining 2.4%, the year-to-date new car sales for 2017 still grew 1.8%. In total, 557 586 new vehicles were... Read more
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
BAIC donates to Motherwell CBOs, disabled
The donation of mobility aides during an automotive vehicle manufacturer’s community outreach programme for Transport Month gift of movement through a wheelchair donation. At a handover ceremony at Emmanuel Haven in Motherwell, BAIC South Africa delivered 50 wheel chairs to two community based organisations and 40 individuals with limited... Read more
Automotive opportunities for black-owned manufacturers
The Eastern Cape Automotive Industry Forum (ECAIF) is inviting all manufacturing companies in the region with a Level 3 and higher B-BBEE certification to register on its database. “Working with all the leading component suppliers in the Eastern Cape we have identified a number of opportunities for black-owned manufacturing... Read more