Ford temporarily suspends production at global plants, including South Africa, in response to coronavirus

2020-03-23 13:52

Ford Motor Company is temporarily suspending vehicle and engine production at its global manufacturing sites in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.

Tesla delivers first China-made Model 3 cars from new plant

2019-12-30 11:30

Tesla has started delivering Model 3 electric cars built at its Shanghai factory, just under a year since it began work on the $2bn plant, setting a record for global automakers in China.

Manufacturing production for June worse than expected

2019-08-08 19:41

Manufacturing production decreased by 3.2% in June, much worse than market expectations of a 1.6% decrease.

Gold production again falls in November as slump continues

2019-01-15 13:49

Gold's 14% production decrease contributed to a 5.6% year-on-year decrease in South African mining production overall, signalling that the struggling sector has not recovered from its long-running slump.

New breakthrough for car batteries set to lower cobalt use

2018-11-06 21:43

The scientist-turned-entrepreneur behind a battery technology adopted by chemical giants BASF SE and Johnson Matthey is back with another invention - one he claims will boost electric vehicle performance for years to come.

Less electricity produced and distributed in SA y-o-y, says Stats SA

2018-06-01 16:31

There has been a decrease in distribution and production of electricity in South Africa, says Stats SA.

ArcelorMittal SA reports 2% dip in domestic steel sales

2018-05-11 12:50

Steel producer ArcelorMittal SA says domestic sales in the first quarter of the year were 2% lower due to a dip in local demand, forecasting tough conditions to continue into the next segment.

Kolomela mine boosts Kumba's production

2018-04-25 09:19

Kumba Iron Ore sees an increase of total production, with Kolomela mine contributing the most and Sishen mine trailing behind.

What a milestone! 150 millionth Volkswagen built

2017-08-28 09:18

Volkswagen celebrates a car-production milestone as its 150 millionth vehicle, a blue Golf GTE, rolled off its assembly line in Germany. What's more, the automakers says it will a launch more than 10 new models this year!

Samsung plans $18bn of new investments in chip production

2017-07-04 16:27

Samsung, the world’s biggest maker of memory chips, announced 20.4trn won ($18bn) of new investments to expand semiconductor output in South Korea.


Manufacturing contracts for 8th straight month, but mining sees surprise jump

2020-03-12 14:43

The market expected a slowdown in mining production but it surprised on the upside, increasing by 7.5% year-on-year in January 2020 as iron ore production surged 27.9% and platinum group metals production increased by 10.2%.

Anglo American: Production 'broadly on track' despite De Beers diamond drop

2019-10-23 16:19

Anglo American reported that De Beers' diamond production decreased by 14% in the third quarter due to planned mine closures and weaker market demand.

SA mining production slump continues – Stats SA

2019-03-14 21:04

Statistics South Africa announced a continued slide in local data mining production for January, though mineral sales spiked by over 20% year-on-year due to a strong increase in platinum group metals.


2018-11-08 09:00

Producer Juju Mafela, the middle son of the late veteran actor, Joe Mafela – is following in his father’s footsteps.

'All night — no friends, nothing:' Elon Musk describes the lonely 24 hours he spent working at Tesla on his 47th birthday

2018-08-17 17:53

The growing production pressures and increased scrutiny on Tesla seem to be taking an emotional toll on the company's CEO, Elon Musk.

Volvo in demand: More stylish XC40 SUVs headed for SA

2018-05-29 08:15

Volvo has received almost 80 000 orders for its new XC40 and is expanding production to meet demand. Locally, 700 units will be available.

'SA builds some of the best cars in the world' - first locally-built BMW X3 SUV shipped off

2018-05-09 08:24

'After committing an enormous R6.1-billion investment to its Rosslyn production facility, BMW South Africa is now building X3s for local consumption and export,' writes Lance Branquinho.

Hyundai workers halt SUV production after talks collapse

2017-11-28 12:03

Hyundai workers suspended production on SUV assembly lines to protest ramped up output

Manufacturing production drops in May

2017-07-11 16:00

Manufacturing production underperformed, declining 0.3% for the month of May, despite expected growth of 0.5%, said an analyst.

'Downturns in business to dent manufacturing sector'

2017-07-03 17:10

There may possibly be a contraction in manufacturing production, following downturns in business and new sales, says an analyst.

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