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    Sharp decline in South African car exports to rest of Africa

    2017-04-05T23:05:59Z

    Exports from South Africa to the rest of Africa continued their downward trend in 2016, almost halving in number, according to the latest quarterly update from the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). Back in 2014, other African countries were together the second largest export destination behind ...

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    Mann+Hummel to open aftermarket logistics centre in South Africa

    2016-12-22T11:49:48Z

    Mann+Hummel, the German filtration parts supplier, is to open an aftermarket logistics centre in Johannesburg in January, following the establishment of its office there in November. It is the first time the company has had its own premises in Africa. The firm said the establishment of business in Africa was ...

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    SA government incentive review “nothing extraordinary”, says Naamsa

    2016-11-02T15:52:41Z

    The announcement of a review of government incentives within the South African finance ministry’s recent mid-term budget statement is “nothing extraordinary”, according to the country’s automobile manufacturing body. A section of the budget statement released on Wednesday October 26th said: “Given increased pressures on the fiscus, these incentives, including direct ...

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    VW chief warns of ‘immediate end to South Africa’s motor industry’ if incentives are reduced and ownership targets are enforced

    2016-10-25T12:19:18Z

    Motor manufacturers will leave South Africa if the government reduces the current incentive scheme while moving to penalise them for a lack of black equity holders and suppliers, the head of Volkswagen’s operation in the country has warned. Volkswagen South Africa MD Thomas Schäfer said recent discussions with the government ...

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    Ford to use Vigo for imported Rangers

    2016-10-04T12:16:18Z

    Ford has chosen the Spanish north-western port of Vigo from which to distribute its Ford Ranger pickup in southern Europe. The Ranger, which is built in South Africa, is the European best seller in its segment. The first consignment, consisting of 280 units, was dispatched from Port Elizabeth in South ...

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    China’s BAIC to invest $800m in South African plant

    2016-08-22T14:47:06Z

    Beijing Automobile International Corporation (BAIC) has signed a deal with the Coega Development Corporation (CDC) in South Africa to build an 11 billion rand ($800m) plant for the assembly of complete knockdown (CKD) kits of pick-up trucks, SUVs and sedans. The plant is expected to open toward the end of ...

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    South Africa: Flagging but still fighting

    2016-07-28T12:36:08Z

    [sta_anchor id="1"]South Africa’s economy is battling problems, but its vehicle exports and role in global vehicle programmes mean it continues to attract investment South Africa’s economy is in the doldrums. A rout in commodity prices has damaged consumer spending power. The country is skirting perilously close to having its debt ...

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    BMW to build 3 Series in Mexico and X3 in South Africa

    2016-06-22T13:26:59Z

    BMW has said it will produce the 3 Series at the new plant it is building in Mexico, in San Luis Potosi. At the same time, it will be phasing the 3 Series out of production at its plant in Rosslyn, South Africa, and instead building the X3 SUV model ...

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    Ford continues to invest in South Africa

    2016-04-12T14:30:47Z

    Ford has announced an investment of $170m (R2.5 billion) to expand operations at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, South Africa. The OEM will produce the new Ford Everest SUV (pictured) and increase output of the Ford Ranger at the site. Production of the Ranger at the Silverton plant has ...