The automotive industry’s impact on metals

2017-10-20 12:00

Sibanye-Stillwater is seen as a top pick for investors who are bullish about the outlook for platinum group metals.

Ramaphosa slams GM's short notice SA exit

2017-06-14 20:30

Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa says General Motors' sudden decision to leave South Africa does not sit well with government.

GM exit was fait accompli - Davies

2017-05-24 05:00

General Motors’ decision to exit South Africa was a fait accompli and there was nothing government could do to reverse the decision, says Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies.

The perils of using fake car parts

2017-05-09 12:38

Cash-strapped motorists risk falling prey to sellers of counterfeit and sub-standard car parts which, in the long run, could cost them dearly. So how do they trust that the part they are sold is the real deal? Having a broad understanding of the auto component industry is a starting point.

Transformation in automotive industry non-negotiable - Davies

2017-04-05 17:44

Trade and industry minister Rob Davies expressed concern over the surge in imports of automotive components and called for urgent transformation of the industry.

Cash for your car

2017-02-21 16:06

CarZar is an online platform where South Africans can sell their cars for cash, quickly and conveniently. finweek interviewed co-founder Fernando Azevedo Pinheiro.

Motoring: One cool customer

2016-11-24 12:23

The mesmerising Ford Mustang convertible rekindles the open-top driving adventure, writes finweek journalist Glenda Williams.

Chinese to invest R11bn in SA car industry

2016-08-19 11:26

A Chinese company will invest R11bn in a new plant in Port Elizabeth, giving a further boost to one of the country's fastest-growing industries.

Hyundai, Kia forecasts lowest sales in 10 years

2016-01-04 08:35

South Korea's largest automakers, Hyundai and Kia, has forecast their slowest sales growth in a decade for 2016, due to slumping demand in China.

US regulators slap BMW with R603-million fine

2015-12-22 08:38

BMW is facing a $40-million penalty from US safety regulators for moving too slowly to fix Mini cars that didn't pass federal crash tests.


Masondo’s vision for car sector

2017-09-10 06:00

The reputable economist is in charge of ­transforming Gauteng’s automotive industry and is intent on developing black industrialists.

BMW to stop production in SA on supply shortage

2017-05-28 15:20

BMW is set to extend production halts in Germany to China and South Africa on Monday as the luxury-car maker grapples with a shortage of steering parts.

Turning around BMW’s Rosslyn plant for the X3

2017-05-15 12:24

Despite a deadline cut, upgrades for local production of the BMW X3 are on track.

The biggest Mini ever

2017-04-25 15:15

The not-so-mini second-generation MINI Countryman is longer, wider and higher. And more SUV-like.

Uber grounds self-driving cars after crash

2017-03-26 07:59

Uber has grounded its fleet of self-driving cars pending an investigation into the crash of an Uber vehicle in Arizona, a spokesperson for the car-hailing service said on Sunday.

Weak economy dampens new vehicle sales

2017-01-26 19:31

More consumers opt to buy used vehicles as prices for new vehicles more than doubled.

'Slow grower SA' still has a chance - report

2016-09-18 13:04

Although South Africa was grouped with Arab Spring countries as a "slow grower" the agri-processing and manufacturing sectors present opportunities for growth.

VW emissions cheating hits profit at biggest brand

2016-05-31 12:15

Profit at Volkswagen’s namesake brand crumbled 86% in the first quarter, highlighting the challenge the carmaker faces in emerging from the emissions cheating scandal.

SA fuel price rescued by oil weakness - AA

2015-12-31 08:45

Ongoing weakness in international petroleum prices has protected South Africans from rising exchange rates, reports the Automobile Association.

Toyota plans to sell more than 10 million vehicles in 2016

2015-12-16 14:50

Toyota is expecting to sell more than 10 million vehicles in 2016 but little changed from what it hopes to sell in 2015.

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