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Qualm over SA manufacturing, mining prospects

Ford Silverton manufacturing plant, Pretoria, South Africa

by TINTSWALO BALOYI  JOHANNESBURG – ANALYSTS have projected mixed fortunes for the struggling manufacturing and mining sectors in the wake of load shedding and strikes in South Africa. The projections come ahead of the release of mining and manufacturing production data for May by Statistics South Africa (Stats SA). Absa Bank’s economics unit forecast mining production to […]

Isuzu maintains dominant Zimbabwe market share

Isuzu plant in Port Elizabeth, Eastern Cape, South Africa

from NJABULO MKHIZE in Port Elizabeth PORT ELIZABETH, (CAJ News) – ISUZU is poised to entrench its presence in Zimbabwe, one of its biggest export markets in Africa. This follows Zimbabwe Minister of Industry and Commerce, Nqobizitha Mangaliso Ndhlovu, visiting the Isuzu Motors South Africa’s production facility in Port Elizabeth. The first visit by a […]

Nissan to establish car manufacturing plant in Ghana

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from MASAHUDU KUNATEH in Accra, Ghana ACCRA, (CAJ News) – JAPANESE global automaker, Nissan, will within the next nine months establish an assembling plant in Ghana. The company plans to turn the country into its West Africa sales hub following a memorandum of understanding (MoU) signed with the government on Tuesday. “Building vehicles in Ghana […]

Buoyant Nissan invests R1 billion in Rosslyn plant

Nissan LEAF Nismo

by SAVIOUS KWINIKA PRETORIA, (CAJ News) – NISSAN, buoyed by its best year of sales in South Africa since 2000, has invested about R1 billion (over US$80 million) to increase the efficiency of its plant at Rosslyn in the capital Pretoria. The investment is set to increase automation without reducing jobs, and in training and skills development for its employees. Nissan […]

VW launches world-first Mobility Solutions Rwanda

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from PHYLLIS BIRORI in Kigali, Rwanda KIGALI, (CAJ News) – VOLKSWAGEN has commenced the rollout of its integrated automotive mobility solutions with the registration of a first-of-its-kind entity in Rwanda. The Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda will commence operations in the second quarter of 2018 with an initial investment of US$20 million and the creation of […]

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