automotive

VW South Africa produces 2-millionth engine

Volkswagen South Africa's 500 000th EA111 engine rolled off the production line on Friday, marking the 2-millionth engine produced at the company's manufacturing plant in Uitenhage in the Eastern Cape.

Mercedes starts new C-Class production in South Africa

German automaker Mercedes-Benz has launched production of its new-generation C-Class sedan at the company's upgraded assembly plant in East London. The project has created 550 jobs and allowed 10 new automotive suppliers to set up shop in the country.

Coega secures R1.8bn investments in 2013/14

The Coega Industrial Development Zone outside Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape secured just over R1.8-billion in investments from 10 clients across a range of industries in 2013/14 - its best showing yet in a single financial year.

Revenue from beneficiation

Beneficiation is a more effective way of building revenue than raising taxation, and BRICS countries should develop their own industries instead of simply handing over their wealth, industry leaders told delegates to the fifth BRICS summit under way in Durban.
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Beneficiation ‘an opportunity for BRICS’

Beneficiation is a more effective way of building revenue than raising taxation, and BRICS countries should develop their own industries instead of simply handing over their wealth, industry leaders said at the fifth BRICS summit in Durban on Tuesday.

SA now making, assembling 50% of taxis

South Africa has made significant progress in localizing the manufacture and assembly of minibus taxis, with up to half of all taxis bought now made or assembled in the country, says Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel.

South Africa’s industrial policy plan approved

The Cabinet has approved the 2013-2015 Industrial Policy Action Plan outlining government initiatives to accelerate the industrialisation of the South African economy.

Coega IDZ investors start building

Investor confidence in South Africa's Coega Industrial Development Zone is growing, with six new investors committing to the IDZ in the second half of 2012, and new investments set to inject R1.7-billion into the Eastern Cape economy in 2012/13.

First microscopy centre for South Africa

South Africa's new multimillion-rand electron microscopy centre, the first of its kind on the continent, will enable the country and Africa to compete with the world's best in nanoscience and nanotechnology research.
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Ford ready to export from South Africa

Ford Motor Company has announced the completion of a $500-million (R3.4-billion) upgrade of its manufacturing and assembly plants in South Africa to enable it to produce and export its new Ranger diesel pickup trucks to 148 countries, mostly in Africa and Asia.