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South Africa’s stricter driving laws come into effect

The new Administrative Adjudication of Road Traffic Offences (Aarto) Bill, as well as the country's new demerit system, is scheduled to be formally launched in early July 2021. Transport minister Fikile Mbalula says that the Aarto Bill is excellent news for South...

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Local manufacturing output up 4.6%

According to Statistics South Africa (StatsSA), the country’s manufacturing output has increased by 4.6% compared to the same period in 2020. March 2021 was the first month since December 2020 that industrial output increased year-on-year. The last time positive...

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New VW Taigo to launch in SA at the end of the year

Volkswagen South Africa will be launching an all-new model in South Africa at the end of 2021. The company recently announced that the VW Taigo - a new crossover utility vehicle (CUV) - will go on sale in December or early 2022. This compact vehicle will be smaller...

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Formex expands partnership with VWSA

Formex has had a long and proud association with Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA). We have been a key component manufacturer and supplier for the German car brand since the early 2000s. Since then, our partnership has evolved steadily and culminated in 2018 when Formex...

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More information about Ford’s $1bn investment in SA

Earlier in 2021, Ford announced that they will invest over R15-billion in South Africa’s automotive manufacturing sector. Now, Ford South Africa’s managing director, Neale Hill, has divulged more information about this massive investment and how it will benefit...

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Suzuki sets monthly sales record in South Africa

Suzuki Auto South Africa set a new monthly sales record of 2397 during March 2021, breaking its month-old record by nearly 12%. This sales figure also marks a 92% improvement in its monthly sales performance. Suzuki operates 72 dealerships across South Africa and is...

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Volvo to be fully electric by 2030

Volvo cars are well-known for their impeccable safety standards, but now the Swedish brand has announced its intention to become a fully electric car manufacturer by 2030. Volvo will only sell electric vehicles (EVs) and will phase out every car in its global...

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Winners announced for 2021 Cars Consumer Awards

The sixth annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards took place recently, where 13 winners and one overall Brand of the Year were announced. The results of these awards are often used to guide buyers and help them to make informed choices about car brands and notable vehicles....

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VW South Africa recognised as top employer for 2021

Volkswagen South Africa has been certified as a top employer for the 10th year in a row. This prestigious accolade is an international recognition from the Top Employers Institute, which was established in 1991 and has awarded leading businesses with the certification...

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