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First Global NCAP South Africa results poor

22 November 2017 | Graeme Roberts

First Global NCAP South Africa results poor Graeme Roberts The first Global NCAP independent crash test assessment of some of South Africa's most popular compact and small cars has delivered poor... read more


Durban storm halts Toyota South Africa production

11 October 2017 | Graeme Roberts

Durban storm halts Toyota South Africa production Graeme Roberts A huge storm in the Durban area of South Africa has stopped Toyota production until at least Thursday, local media reported. On T... read more


Toyota develops method to observe Li-ion battery behaviour

24 November 2016 | Simon Warburton

Toyota develops method to observe Li-ion battery behaviour Simon Warburton Toyota Motor Corporation has developed a method for observing the behaviour of lithium ions (Li-ions) in an electrolyte when... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Toyota adds taxi CKD assembly plant at Prospecton

26 June 2015 | Graeme Roberts

SOUTH AFRICA: Toyota adds taxi CKD assembly plant at Prospecton Graeme Roberts Toyota South Africa has opened a taxi CKD  assembly plant at its main manufacturing site in Prospecton, Durban. ... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Ford cancelled components contract after strikes

4 December 2014 | Graeme Roberts

SOUTH AFRICA: Ford cancelled components contract after strikes Graeme Roberts Ford reportedly cancelled a components contract with SKF a few weeks after strikes hit car parts manufacturers in South A... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Strikes make Ford hesitate

13 November 2014 | Graeme Roberts

SOUTH AFRICA: Strikes make Ford hesitate Graeme Roberts Ford is hesitant about investing further in its South African operation because of repeated production stoppages caused by strikes, its regiona... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Prospecton produces Corolla #1m

2 December 2013 | Chris Wright

SOUTH AFRICA: Prospecton produces Corolla #1m Chris Wright Toyota South Africa has produced the millionth Corolla at its Prospecton plant in Durban, crowning six years of successful production during... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Toyota aiming for 10 September restart against component strike backdrop

9 September 2013 | Simon Warburton

SOUTH AFRICA: Toyota aiming for 10 September restart against component strike backdrop Simon Warburton Toyota says it hopes to start full production tomorrow (10 September) in  South Africa afte... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Bitter strike ends as most workers accept deal

9 September 2013 | Simon Warburton

SOUTH AFRICA: Bitter strike ends as most workers accept deal Simon Warburton South Africa's metalworkers union, NUMSA, says the majority of its striking members have accepted an 11.5% pay deal p... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Auto employers raise export concern as massive strike to hit sector

16 August 2013 | Simon Warburton

SOUTH AFRICA: Auto employers raise export concern as massive strike to hit sector Simon Warburton South Africa's automotive employers body is warning of the impact on future export potential as more ... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: IAC enters SA with interiors JV

9 July 2013 | Dave Leggett

SOUTH AFRICA: IAC enters SA with interiors JV Dave Leggett International Automotive Components (IAC) has announced that it has formed a joint venture with Feltex Automotive, a South Africa-based supp... read more


KENYA: Japanese truckmakers target African growth

4 June 2013 | Chris Wright

KENYA: Japanese truckmakers target African growth Chris Wright Hino Motors and Mitsubishi Fuso Truck and Bus are increasing their efforts to boost operations in eastern and central Africa to meet inc... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: GM upbeat on Africa sales prospects

11 April 2013 | Dave Leggett

SOUTH AFRICA: GM upbeat on Africa sales prospects Dave Leggett General Motors head of African operations has given an upbeat assessment of prospects for the company's sales in sub-Saharan Africa. ... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Toyota chief Van Zyl widens role

8 April 2013 | Graeme Roberts

SOUTH AFRICA: Toyota chief Van Zyl widens role Graeme Roberts Johan van Zyl has been appointed CEO of Toyota’s operations across Africa, one of two non-Japanese executives now tasked with headi... read more


KENYA: Hino starts assembly at new factory

21 February 2013 | QUBE

KENYA: Hino starts assembly at new factory QUBE Toyota has commenced the production of Hino commercial vehicles in Kenya. The assembly plant will initially produce an estimated forty trucks and bu... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Strike ends at Toyota seat supplier

24 October 2012 | Graeme Roberts

SOUTH AFRICA: Strike ends at Toyota seat supplier Graeme Roberts The strike at supplier Toyota Boshoku, a parts supplier estimated to have cost Toyota Motor's South African unit about 3,000 units of ... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Toyota strike ends

5 October 2012 | Tony Lewis

SOUTH AFRICA: Toyota strike ends Tony Lewis The strike at Toyota’s Durban plant has ended after management and workers agreed on a 5.7% pay rise, according to the National Union of Metalworkers... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Toyota hit by strike

4 October 2012 | Tony Lewis

SOUTH AFRICA: Toyota hit by strike Tony Lewis An illegal strike has halted production at Toyota’s Prospecton plant in Durban since Monday afternoon, the company confirmed. Toyota is South Af... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Vehicle sales up 10% this year

3 October 2012 | Dave Leggett

SOUTH AFRICA: Vehicle sales up 10% this year Dave Leggett Vehicle sales in South Africa were up 10% in the first nine months of the year at 464,189 units according to data released by auto trade body... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Toyota set for further investment

2 October 2012 | Tony Lewis

SOUTH AFRICA: Toyota set for further investment Tony Lewis Toyota South Africa will look to increase the local content of the vehicles it produces and its Durban plant, Johan van Zyl, president and C... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Nissan to double production in Pretoria

24 August 2012 | Chris Wright

SOUTH AFRICA: Nissan to double production in Pretoria Chris Wright Nissan has announced a SAR1bn (US$120m) investment in its South African plant in Rosslyn, Pretoria to double production to about 100... read more


KENYA: Toyota expects market share to grow to 27% in 2012

29 November 2011 | Dave Leggett

KENYA: Toyota expects market share to grow to 27% in 2012 Dave Leggett Toyota Motor's Kenyan unit announced that it expects to see its market share to grow to 27% in 2012, from 26% in 2011. The co... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Sales up 19% in October

3 November 2011 | Tony Lewis

SOUTH AFRICA: Sales up 19% in October Tony Lewis New vehicle sales were up 18.9% year-on-year to 52,338 in October, according to NAAMSA, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: VW wants to be No 1

30 August 2011 | Tony Lewis

SOUTH AFRICA: VW wants to be No 1 Tony Lewis Volkswagen SA has set itself a target of knocking Toyota off the best-seller perch by 2018 at the latest, managing director David Powels told reporters. T... read more


KENYA: Toyota buying half of planned Hino plant

5 July 2011 | just-auto.com editorial team

KENYA: Toyota buying half of planned Hino plant just-auto.com editorial team Toyota Motor Corporation is planning to acquire a 50% share in a local truck and bus assembly plant in Kenya. The autom... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Wage deal ends auto workers' strike

20 August 2010 | just-auto.com editorial team

SOUTH AFRICA: Wage deal ends auto workers' strike just-auto.com editorial team   South African carmakers and a union representing thousands of their workers have reached a deal on wages, endi... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Union mulls improved offer from AMEO

19 August 2010 | Simon Warburton

SOUTH AFRICA: Union mulls improved offer from AMEO Simon Warburton South African auto industry employers remain confident a revised deal will be accepted by striking workers tomorrow (20 August), alt... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Union claims strike costing industry R12m per day

17 August 2010 | Simon Warburton

SOUTH AFRICA: Union claims strike costing industry R12m per day Simon Warburton A South African union leading the country's widespread automotive strike claims the industry is losing up to R12.5m (US... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Car workers strike over pay

11 August 2010 | just-auto.com editorial team

SOUTH AFRICA: Car workers strike over pay just-auto.com editorial team More than 31,000 members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) began an indefinite strike on Wednesda... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Ford plans production boost

9 April 2010 | just-auto.com editorial team

SOUTH AFRICA: Ford plans production boost just-auto.com editorial team Ford plans to invest an extra ZAR3bn (US$414.5m) in its operations in South Africa to ramp-up production and boost exports. B... read more


SOUTH AFRICA: Great Wall launches compact MPV

16 December 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

SOUTH AFRICA: Great Wall launches compact MPV just-auto.com editorial team China's Great Wall Motors, best known for its SUVs and pickups, has launched a compact MPV car in South Africa. The car i... read more


NIGERIA: Vehicle imports tumble as credit dries up

9 December 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

NIGERIA: Vehicle imports tumble as credit dries up just-auto.com editorial team Imports of new vehicles into Nigeria fell heavily in the first 11 months of the year as diminishing levels of consumer ... read more


EXCLUSIVE: SA should look to Thailand for way ahead

12 October 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

EXCLUSIVE: SA should look to Thailand for way ahead just-auto.com editorial team The Thai automotive industry is the ideal role model for survival for South Africa, delegates at the AIDC Conference i... read more


EXCLUSIVE: South African auto industry must react or die - VW

9 October 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

EXCLUSIVE: South African auto industry must react or die - VW just-auto.com editorial team South Africa's auto industry has been hit hard by the global recession – and the country needs to act fast t... read more


MARKET SNAPSHOT: Nigeria loses its sole car plant

10 June 2009 | just-auto.com editorial team

MARKET SNAPSHOT: Nigeria loses its sole car plant just-auto.com editorial team Nigeria's auto industry faces complete collapse this year as it loses its only operational car plant,  Peugeot Auto... read more


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