Category archives for: Motoring

COMMODITIES: Prospects bleak for South Africa’s manufacturing sector

South Africa's manufacturing sector show fatigue

by MTHULISI SIBANDA JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – THE outlook of South Africa’s manufacturing production is subdued owing to the risk of load shedding, uncertain global growth, flat commodity prices and constrained domestic consumer demand. The latest data from Statistics South Africa indicates that annual output came out worse than markets expected in September. Factory output […]

Africa’s smart mobility revolution begins

Vehicles that participated in the first Electric Vehicle Road Trip in Africa

from DION HENRICK in Cape Town CAPE TOWN, (CAJ News) – THE first Electric Vehicle Road Trip (EVRT) in Africa has raised awareness around smarter mobility and inspiring the public and other stakeholders to join this revolution. This is according to organisers of the just-concluded momentous trip, which has been described as a resounding success. […]

Historic indigenous Africa car Mureza unveiled

Africans introduce historic indigenous African continent car entitle Mureza, which will be unveiled in South Africa

SAVIOUS KWINIKA Editor-In-Chief JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – A NEW African car brand will debut in the continent’s biggest motor show in South Africa later this week. Known as Mureza (Shona for flag), it is to premier at the Automechanika Johannesburg scheduled for Wednesday to Saturday. Mureza initially has a joint venture with the SAIPA Group […]

Africa’s first connected cars set for September

(L-R) William Mzimba – Chief Executive Officer, Vodacom Business; Mteto Nyati – Chief Executive, Altron Group; Andrew Kirby - President and CEO of Toyota South Africa Motors. Photo by Mthulisi Sibanda, CAJ News Africa

by MTHULISI SIBANDA  JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – TOYOTA Motors South Africa (TMSA) is to drive what is possibly Africa’s first connected vehicles following a partnership with Vodacom and Altron Netstar. As of September 1, all new Toyota and Lexus models sold in South Africa will come standard with in-car Wi-Fi including 15GB free data as well as a […]

Downgrades, US-China impasse hammer SA’s Rand

US President Donald Trump with Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA  Editor-In-Chief JOHANNESBURG, (CAJ News) – SOUTH Africa’s volatile Rand currency is bearing the brunt of escalating trade tensions between China and the United States as well as possibilities of agencies downgrading the country’s sovereign rating. This depreciation spells further doom for motorists, with the price of fuel increasing again in September. The […]

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