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
Petrol price drops on Wednesday
Motorists can expect to pay 30 cents less for petrol, while diesel will be 17 cents cheaper per litre, at the pumps from Wednesday. Illuminating paraffin is also down by 19 cents, while LP gas will trade at 23 cents less per kilogram, Department of Energy announced on Sunday.... Read more
DESPITE CONSUMER DEMAND, RENTAL FLEET SALES HOLD BACK NEW CAR MARKET
South Africa’s new vehicle industry had a less-than-ideal start to the year, with an 8.9% year-on-year decline in new vehicle sales. A total of 45 888 new vehicles were sold in January 2018, compared with 50 386 units in the same period last year. However, this decline in sales attributed almost... 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
SMMEs happy with BAIC SA plant implementation
The Coega Development Corporation (CDC) announced that the BAIC SA investment in the manufacturing facility is earmarked to be completed within the planned timeframes. However, to achieve this, the construction of the Chinese automaker’s plant will have to be accelerated. During Phase 1 of the project (site preparation), managed... Read more