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COMMENT: NUMSA strike 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: High time NUMSA ended permanent state of war with employers?

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 make their move on 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 bewilder negotiators

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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SEAT starts assembling Arona and Leon in Algeria

17 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

VW Group-owned Seat has begun the final assembly of the Arona and the Leon models at a plant in Algeria.


GAZ in partner with Africa Motors commence sale of LCVs in Morocco

6 Jul 2018 | Dave Leggett

GAZ, a manufacturer of commercial vehicles in Russia, together with Africa Motors (Auto Hall Group), a new distribution partner of GAZ, have started selling a range of commercial vehicles GAZelle Next in Morocco.


New chief takes charge at Ford South Africa

3 Jul 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Neale Hill, 50, took over as Ford's managing director of South Africa and sub Saharan Africa this week.


Volkswagen starts local assembly and car sharing in Rwanda

28 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Volkswagen has launched integrated mobility in Rwanda which includes local vehicle assembly, mobility services and a sales and service retail outlet called CFAO Volkswagen Rwanda.


Mercedes spending EUR600m to expand South African car plant

26 Jun 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Daimler's Mercedes-Benz Cars said it would produce the next generation C-Class at its East London, South Africa factory which would be expanded at a cost of EUR600m.


Seat to lead VW Group's North Africa expansion

25 Jun 2018 | Simon Warburton

Seat has been designated by Volkswagen to lead the Group’s growth in North Africa and will start to coordinate strategy and on-site brands in the region, identify synergies and foster partnerships with other companies.


GAC targets Nigerian fleets for sales growth

13 Jun 2018 | Dave Leggett

As part of its ambitious international growth strategy, GAC Motor has delivered 150 GA3S cars to the Nigerian police force in Nigeria's capital city of Abuja. The cars were purchased and donated by Alhaji Aliko Dangote, Chairman of Aliko Dangote Foundation.


Ford South Africa to expand Struandale engine plant

3 Apr 2018 | Graeme Roberts

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is expanding its operations at the Struandale engine plant in Port Elizabeth as part of a wide-ranging investment in its two local plants announced late last year.


Ficosa opens new production centre in Morocco

21 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Ficosa has established itself in Africa for the first time, opening a new production centre in Rabat (in the Technopolis free zone), Morocco.


Groupe PSA/NDC to assemble SKD Opel/Peugeot vehicles in Namibia

12 Mar 2018 | Dave Leggett

Groupe PSA and the Namibian government have signed an investment agreement facilitating the joint-venture agreement between Groupe PSA and Namibia Development Corporation (NDC) to assemble SKD Opel and Peugeot vehicles in Walvis Bay.



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