GM investors demand more from $25bn cash hoard

2015-02-13 16:00

Investors demanding General Motors to give back more of its $25bn cash hoard confronts CEO Mary Barra with a challenge to her plans for building the firm.

GM plans to put Brazil workers on paid leave

2014-07-25 10:30

General Motors is planning to put nearly a fifth of its workers at a factory in Brazil on paid leave, amid falling output in Latin America's largest economy.

Govt intervenes to end Numsa strike

2014-07-04 12:02

Labour Minister Mildred Oliphant will meet with striking metalworkers and industry employers in an attempt to end a wage dispute that has turned violent.

GM recall probe to clear senior execs

2014-06-05 13:15

An internal probe of a delay in recalling cars with defective ignition switches linked to at least 13 deaths is expected to clear management of blame, a report says.

Australia's last car maker calls it quits

2014-02-10 10:24

Toyota says it will stop making cars in Australia in 2017, as the car maker presses on with a R1bn investment at its Prospecton plant in Durban.

GM to pull out of Australia

2013-12-11 07:29

General Motors says it would stop making cars in Australia within four years over high costs and a cripplingly strong currency, fuelling fears that Toyota will follow.

Auto industry loses R20bn over strike

2013-09-10 19:31

The three week strike in the motor sector cost manufacturers 50 000 cars in lost production, says the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA.

Gold wage talks stuck, strike risk rises

2013-08-21 19:30

Weeks of wage talks between gold producers and unions have failed to bridge the chasm between their positions, increasing the prospect of crippling strikes.

GM, Metro reopen in Egypt

2013-08-18 15:45

General Motors and German retailer Metro AG have reopened facilities in Egypt, while Electrolux extended plant closures until security stabilises.

Detroit not banking on Fed help - city

2013-07-22 09:15

Detroit must dig itself out of the hole it created and cannot wait to see if the federal government will come to its rescue, the city's emergency manager says.


GM investor on $8bn stock buyback plan

2015-02-11 19:15

A group of shareholders that led a reconstruction of General Motors from bankruptcy in 2009 has rejected the CEO's plan to keep a big cash cushion for the firm.

BMW, VW still going as strike hits GM, Ford

2014-07-14 11:20

A two-week pay strike by the National Union of Metalworkers of SA is taking a toll on companies supplying components to the automobile sector.

GM top executives spared in internal report

2014-06-06 10:26

General Motors has issued a report detailing how for 11 years it turned a blind eye to an ignition-switch problem linked to at least 13 deaths.

GM under fire to compensate victims

2014-03-14 14:42

General Motors is facing increasing pressure to compensate victims for an ignition defect that prompted the recall of 1.6 million vehicles.

Toyota keeps world No 1 title

2014-01-23 14:32

Toyota has record 9.98 million vehicle sales, outpacing rivals General Motors and Volkswagen to maintain its title of world's biggest automaker.

GM CEO Akerson to step down in January

2013-12-10 19:30

General Motors says chief executive Dan Akerson will step down next month, pulling ahead his planned departure by several months.

Car workers to take to the streets

2013-09-02 17:57

About 11 000 automobile workers will march in Pretoria in demand of higher wages, the National Union of Metalworkers of SA says.

It is now or never for car makers - NUM

2013-08-19 22:51

The National Union of Mineworkers says it's time for auto giants to deliver to the working class after strike action brought the industry to the brink of collapse.

GM fires employees over Indian recall

2013-07-29 11:42

General Motors says it has fired some of its employees after violations of company policy led to the recall of 114 000 Chevrolet vehicles in India.

Peugeot steps aside for GM - sources

2013-06-28 13:14

Peugeot Citroen's founding family has offered to give up control of the automaker to tie-up with General Motors backed by a fresh capital injection, sources say.

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