Instead of focusing on rebuilding the country after years of state capture, we were distracted by a sideshow, writes Mandy Wiener.
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General Motors announced it would scrap struggling Australian car brand Holden, with engineering, design and sales operations to be wound down in the coming months.
Jaguar Land Rover is developing the seat of the future - a shape-shifting system designed to improve customer wellbeing by tackling the health risks of sitting down for too long.
Peugeot subsidiary Opel said it would offer 2100 more German workers voluntary redundancies, as it struggles to stay afloat faced with collapsing demand and an EU emissions squeeze.
French carmaker PSA and US-Italian rival Fiat Chrysler have signed an agreement to create the world's fourth-largest automaker.
Luxury carmaker Daimler said it was scrapping "thousands" of jobs to help fund the switch to electric vehicles, in the latest layoffs to hit the stuttering German car industry.
A new Tesla car factory to serve the European market will be based in Germany, chief executive Elon Musk said.
Japanese carmaker Honda said its first-half net profit dropped 19% on negative currency exchange rates and falling motorcycle sales, slightly revising down profit forecasts for the full year.
PSA and Fiat Chrysler said Thursday they aim for a merger of equals in which their shareholders each own half of the new firm that would be based in the Netherlands.
Betty Johnson, who has worked on General Motors assembly lines in Michigan and Tennessee for more than 34 years, said she knew a strike by the United Auto Workers would mean personal sacrifice.
Roddie Hasan loves his Tesla, but after a fright using a feature that lets him summon the car as he might a dog, he says he will be walking to get it.
Car giant Volkswagen said it had offered €830-million to settle a mass lawsuit from German customers over its "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal.
Imagine a car that only emits water vapour, refuels in minutes and has twice the range of most electric cars. It's already here! Hydrogen is an environmentally-conscious mobility option that hasn't caught on - yet.
Car giant Volkswagen said it would open talks on a possible settlement in a mass lawsuit brought by hundreds of thousands of German diesel car owners over emissions cheating.
Nissan should be fined $22 million for filing documents that under-reported the compensation of former chief Carlos Ghosn, Japanese regulators recommended.
Former Nissan boss Carlos Ghosn spoke to his wife for the first time in eight months on Friday, his spokesman said, after a Tokyo court lifted a ban on contact between the pair.
Crisis-hit Japanese automaker Nissan slashed its full-year sales and profit forecast as it struggles with weak demand in Japan, the US and Europe, as well as the arrest of former boss Carlos Ghosn.
The four-year agreement averts a strike at Ford and helps to secure 8500 jobs.
Harley-Davidson announced that it had suspended production and delivery of its LiveWire electric motorcycle, which the brand had rolled out as part of a diversification push.
French carmaker Renault sacked its chief executive Thierry Bollore, the latest turbulence to rock the company since the arrest of his ex-boss Carlos Ghosn on financial misconduct charges in 2018.
Nissan is marking the start of production of the new Juke at its Sunderland plant in the United Kingdom, following a R1.8-billion investment.
Cape WinelandsO'Dwyer Personnel
DurbanvilleZaPOP Media (Pty) LtdR1 000.00 Per Month
R 2 100 000
Apartments / Flats
R 1 050 000
R 4 695 000
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