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Government revises APDP and sets challenging targets

The South African automotive industry has been set new and challenging targets in the government’s revised Automotive Production and Development Programme (APDP). Parliament recently extended the current APDP to 2035, adding updated targets that will encourage local...

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Manufacturing should be catalyst for growth

Manufacturing in South Africa should be a catalyst for the future growth of the gross domestic product (GDP) as it constitutes a significant portion of the economy. The manufacturing industry is a vital contributor of jobs, income and export sales. According to the...

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Modern safety features of new cars

Vehicle manufacturers have been hard at work improving safety standards and features of their latest models. Even cars that were made just a few years ago seem dated compared to the cars of 2019. Safety features have come a long way over the past few years....

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Cape Town Motor Show takes place in March 2019

The Cape Town Motor Show will bring the best of motoring to the Mother City in March 2019. The third annual Cape Town Motor Show will feature everything and anything that has to do with motoring; from motorbikes and fast cars to family activities and food stands, the...

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Quality of South African-built vehicles getting better

The quality of vehicles being manufactured in South Africa is increasing, according to the Vehicle Quality Satisfaction survey done by Ipsos, a global market research and a consulting firm. The survey included feedback from over 7000 vehicle owners and 16...

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Local vehicle manufacturers to increase exports

Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and vehicle producers in South Africa are expected to focus on the export market going into 2019. New vehicle sales dipped slightly at the end of 2018 across the country, according to data published by the National Association...

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