ARTICLES RELATING TO INDUSTRY

Toyota's Van Zyl to straddle Europe and Africa

2015-03-04 14:29

Toyota South Africa’s President and CEO, Dr Johan van Zyl, will assume the role of Toyota Europe's Chief Executive Officer while looking after the Africa region.

SA vehicle sales decline: Part of a larger trend?

2014-09-18 11:05

Automakers in South Africa are “struggling to move metal and therefore trying to hold prices as much as they can,” writes Keith Dye, chief executive of TransUnion Auto Information Solutions, as local vehicle sales continue to decline.

11 ways to make it as an actor in South Africa

2014-08-29 11:50

Want to be an actress in South Africa? Here are some ways to make that happen.

Hyundai SA opens first vehicle factory

2014-08-12 15:38

Hyundai has started vehicle production at its Benoni factory in Gauteng, making it the first assembly facility for the South Korean automaker in South Africa.

Sappi creates 1 000 permanent jobs

2014-06-22 20:00

Sappi has launched a new R3.3bn specialised cellulose fibre plant in Mpumalanga and 1 000 new permanent jobs have been created.

GM engineers 'on leave' in recall case

2014-04-10 14:56

GM has reportedly placed two of its engineers on paid leave while a lawyer has been hired to determine why the automaker was so slow in recalling 1.6-million cars in the US that have been tied to 13 deaths.

Vehicle sales to reach 'peak car'?

2014-03-02 11:29

Fuel price, traffic, public transport... Analysts believe that the automotive industry will head into a new era as annual global sales could plateau. What's more, automaker's could shift their focus from selling vehicles to providing mobility services with self-driving cars.

Toyota Prius recall: SA affected

2014-02-12 09:21

Toyota has recalled all 1.9-million of its third-generation Prius because of a programming glitch in its hybrid system. It could shut down 'possibly while being driven'. What's more, South African owners are affected!

Oz crisis: 50 000 jobs to be axed?

2014-02-11 15:09

Ford, Mitsubishi, Holden, Toyota... Australia could be facing an economic crisis the likes of which haven't been seen 'since the Great Depression' with 50 000 jobs on the line.

Toyota ends 50 years in Oz

2014-02-10 10:22

Toyota is to close its vehicle production plant in Australia despite appeals by prime minister Tony Abbott - a move that will leave the country with no auto manufacturing .

 

GM names new general marketing manager

2015-01-30 14:12

General Motors South Africa has appointed Xoliswa Ndungane as its new general marketing manager.

Hyundai truck plant opens it doors

2014-09-05 11:06

Hyundai South Africa has rolled off the first trucks from their new assembly plant in Gauteng, as they look to secure a piece of the commercial vehicle sector pie.

New PR for Kia South Africa

2014-08-13 11:28

Kia South Africa has announced a new public relations and product manager has joined the automaker in August 2014.

Naamsa: SA vehicle sales to bounce back?

2014-08-04 08:14

South Africa’s vehicle sales showed reliance despite ongoing economic pressure as vehicle sales dropped by 891 to 57 670 units compared to the same period in 2013, reports the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA.

BMW to recall over 3000 cars in SA

2014-04-14 14:02

BMW is recalling nearly half a million vehicles due to a possible engine-bolt defect. South African owners are affected!

Ever more high-polluting industries in China

2014-03-26 12:28

China has long struggled to strike a balance between protecting the environment and keeping up economic growth, resulting in steadily worsening air quality.

Buyer? Get ready for repayment shocks

2014-02-25 13:57

"Car-buyers are more concerned about the weak rand," claims Bidvest Bank which believes it has the perfect tool.

Oz auto crisis: Unions to blame?

2014-02-12 08:19

Australian government treasurer Joe Hockey believes one of Toyota's reasons for quitting Australia was union militancy but the Australian Manufacturing Workers' Union denies it.

Headed for SA: Next Subaru Legacy

2014-02-10 11:37

Subaru unveiled its next Legacy at the 2014 Chicago Auto Show sporting a new design, a host of new features and upmarket trim. And it could be headed for South Africa in 2015.

SA market woes: Toyota responds

2014-02-10 08:48

High vehicle prices, struggling rand and low consumer confidence... Conditions are troubling in the South African vehicle market. Wheels24 speaks to Toyota SA's Calvyn Hamman...

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