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COMMENT: NUMSA rhetoric needs injection of hope

28 Jul 2014 | Simon Warburton

As sticking points go, South Africa's so-called 'peace clause' has proved exceptionally tricky to shift....


COMMENT: NUMSA should end constant state of war

17 Jul 2014 | Simon Warburton

Is the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) interested in promoting its members' conditions and working with employers in...


COMMENT: Chinese OEMs on the move in North Africa

28 Mar 2014 | Glenn Brooks

China's Shanghai GM Wuling, and BYD, have caused a surprise with world premieres at Algeria's national motor show. Renault and PSA should be...


COMMENT: Avoidable South Africa strikes baffle

13 Sep 2013 | Simon Warburton

No sooner had the South African automotive industry thought it was out of the woods with the ending of one hugely damaging and costly strike...


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South Africa car market ends 2016 on 'weak note'

11 Jan 2017 | Dave Leggett

For the third year in succession, new vehicle sales during 2016 in South Africa recorded a decline.


VW to launch integrated mobility concept in Rwanda

23 Dec 2016 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen says it is taking a further step to develop market potential in Africa and has signed an MoU for an app-based 'integrated mobility concept' in Rwanda.


VW opens new production facility in Kenya

22 Dec 2016 | Dave Leggett

Volkswagen says it is forging ahead with the rationalisation of its worldwide automobile business and has inaugurated a vehicle production facility in Kenya.


PSA/Stafim to establish assembly plant in Tunisia

30 Nov 2016 | Graeme Roberts

PSA Group and Stafim, Peugeot's long-term partner in Tunisia, have signed a letter of intent to assemble and sell a Peugeot pickup truck in Tunisia.


Toyota develops method to observe Li-ion behaviour

24 Nov 2016 | Simon Warburton

Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a method for observing the behaviour of lithium ions (Li-ions) in an electrolyte when a Li-ion battery charges and discharges.


August car sales down 13.5% in South Africa

16 Sep 2016 | Dave Leggett

Car sales in South Africa declined by 13.5% in August, the market weighed down by a weak economy and higher car prices.


Volkswagen to produce Polo Vivo in Kenya

8 Sep 2016 | just-auto plus Extended News

Volkswagen plans to start CKD production of the Polo Vivo in Kenya at the end of 2016.


Chinaust Group acquires two Chinese companies

19 Aug 2016 | Simon Warburton

Chinaust Group, a 50/50 joint venture between GF Piping Systems and Lingyun Industrial, has acquired two Chinese companies: Shuchang Auto Part and Lingyun Jingran Gas Valve.


South Africa supplier body appoints new director

18 Aug 2016 | Simon Warburton

South Africa's National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM), says Renai Moothilal will be its new executive director as of next month.


AGC and Induver establish Morocco glass JV

1 Aug 2016 | Simon Warburton

AGC Automotive Europe has reached a basic agreement with Induver Holding, a glass manufacturer in Morocco, to set up a joint venture for manufacturing automotive glass destined both for Europe and for North African markets.



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