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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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Ford recalls Indian made cars in South Africa

23 Jun 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Ford is recalling nearly 16,000 Indian made Ikon and Figo models in South Africa due to a potential fire risk, a media report said on Friday.


GMSA union sees 600 jobs gone by July

23 May 2017 | Graeme Roberts

South Africa's National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) has said up to 600 workers at General Motors SA are set to lose their jobs by July, out of a total of 1,500.


Sogefi to build a new factory in Morocco

22 Mar 2017 | Dave Leggett

Sogefi, the automotive components company of the CIR Group, has announced a plan to build a new factory in Morocco, the company’s first industrial site in Africa


VW establishes new Sub-Saharan Africa region

3 Mar 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen said it was with its brand's regionalisation strategy having established the Sub-Saharan Africa region to develop and strengthen the market.


Isuzu acquires GM's East Africa subsidiary

1 Mar 2017 | Dave Leggett

Isuzu Motors is to acquire GM's stake in 'General Motors East Africa' (GMEA) as part of a strategy to expand in the region.


Peugeot to restart Kenya vehicle assembly

6 Feb 2017 | Dave Leggett

The PSA Group and local distributor URYSIA have signed a contract to assemble Peugeot brand vehicles in Kenya. It is planned that assembly will start from June of this year with the Peugeot 508, followed by the new Peugeot 3008 SUV.


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.



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