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Car makers flag SA as base for drive into Africa

The global automotive industry produced more than 91-million vehicles in 2015, 1.1% up from 2014. Of that number, Africa accounted for 960,527...

By Mark Smyth 25 Aug 2016

AAAM to unlock Africa's automotive development potential

The development and promotion of a cohesive automotive strategy for the African continent is gaining new impetus due to the strategic vision...

24 Aug 2016

SA still best bet for car makers

Foreign motor companies planning to build vehicles in sub-Saharan Africa would be taking huge risks looking beyond SA...

By David Furlonger 17 Aug 2016

BMW plans to grow sub-Saharan African vehicle sales

BMW SA will have ready-made export markets for its forthcoming, home-made X3 sports utility vehicle (SUV) if it can develop a "structured" approach...

By David Furlonger 6 Jul 2016

Globe Motors rolls out $150m auto plant next month

Globe Motors Nigeria, says it has concluded plans to roll out its $150m auto assembly plant...

By Abdullateef Aliyu 14 Jun 2016

#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing

We know that efficient public transport remains a bugbear in many Africa countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 May 2016

Uber-fast rollout sees app-taxi service in hiring mode

Uber wants to add more than 15,000 new job opportunities for partner-drivers in SA over the next two years as well as lift sharing and other new services...

By Hilary Joffe 17 May 2016

Other African nations have potential to challenge SA's car manufacturing prowess

With the correct policies, Nigeria, Kenya and Ethiopia all have the potential to challenge SA's dominance of vehicle manufacturing in sub-Saharan Africa, a report by business consultancy Deloitte shows...

By David Furlonger 22 Apr 2016

Ford to invest $4.5 billion in electrified vehicle solutions

Ford is investing an additional $4.5 billion in electrified vehicle solutions by 2020 as well as changing how the company develops vehicle experiences for customers.

By Theodore Opara 4 Jan 2016

WesBank extends reach to Nigeria

WesBank, the provider of secured finance to the retail and corporate markets, and the National Automotive Council (NAC) of Nigeria have signed a memorandum of understanding whereby WesBank will offer its services to clients. The agreement aims to stimulate the sale of locally assembled vehicles in Nigeria.

21 Oct 2014

Independents are fuelling Africa

Independent petrol retailers are making impressive gains across Africa, presenting a challenge to franchise operators for oil giants that have monopolised the continent's markets for decades.

By John Harvey 14 Jul 2014

SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers

South Africa's largest minibus financier, SA Taxi, is looking for opportunities to expand its minibus lending business into other African countries and could direct R100m to its domestic finance project.

12 Jun 2014

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

Ford's sub-Saharan drive may benefit SA plants

As Ford's only manufacturing operation in the Middle East and Africa‚ Ford Southern Africa is in pole position to benefit from the group's decision to intensify marketing and production in sub-Saharan Africa‚ says Stephen Odell‚ president of Ford's European‚ Middle East and African operations.

By David Furlonger 11 Apr 2014

Barloworld plans Africa expansion

Barloworld is targeting six sectors to boost the growth of its business and is busy positioning itself "o expand into west and east Africa‚ according to company chief executive Clive Thomson.

By Nick Hedley 20 Nov 2013

Nissan, Stallion Group to start auto assembly in Nigeria

Nissan and West African conglomerate Stallion Group have announced their intention to jointly launch vehicle assembly in Nigeria.

11 Oct 2013

Goodyear's many good years in Mozambique

Tyre manufacturer Goodyear on Tuesday (6 August) said Mozambique was the key African country for its growth strategy on the continent.

By Alistair Anderson 7 Aug 2013

Private Property receives US$20-million investment from jobs portal

One Africa Media (OAM), previously named Private Property Holdings, has secured a US$25-million round of investment from Australian-listed jobs portal SEEK, for the expansion of its operations across Africa.

Issued by Private Property 28 Jun 2013

Africa must make better use of resources

Africa's agricultural‚ mining and energy resources could be better used to boost the continent's pace of economic growth and pave the way for a breakthrough in human development‚ according to a report released on Monday (27 May).

By Mariam Isa 28 May 2013

Car manufacturing - Nigeria seeks guidance

Nigeria is looking to South Africa's advanced motor sector for expertise and technical assistance as it seeks to create a new-car market in the continent's second-biggest economy.

By Alexander Parker 9 May 2013

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