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[Kenya] Simba Corporation unveils Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross model
19-06-2019 | 09:04:00
Simba Corporation has unveiled the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in the Kenyan market.
Competition Commission South Africa blocks Naspers acquisition of WeBuyCars
17-05-2019 | 06:20:00
The Competition Commission South Africa has recommended to Competition Tribunal that the proposed acquisition of WeBuyCars Ltd by MIH eCommerce Holdings Ltd, an entity of the Naspers Group, be prohibited.
Mahindra South Africa enters farming equipment business
16-05-2019 | 10:03:39
In its endeavour to establish South Africa as its home outside India, Mahindra South Africa has announced entry into its fourth business line, by introducing its range of farming equipment.
Kenya Railways makes changes to improve Madaraka Express passenger service
09-05-2019 | 07:12:52
In a move to improve the Madaraka Express passenger service, the Kenya Railways has announced the following changes that will take effect from June 1, 2019.
Cairo, Beijing sign agreement to jointly manufacture electric vehicles in Egypt
02-05-2019 | 07:33:34
Egyptian Minister of Military Production Mohamed el Assar and Minister of Trade and Industry Amr Nassar have signed a partnership agreement with China on joint manufacturing of electric vehicles in Egypt.
[South Africa] Competition Commission prosecutes Chile car shipping company for cartel conduct
25-04-2019 | 11:42:00
A Chilean car shipping company has been referred to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution for collusive tendering, price fixing and market division.
[Kenya] KRA seizes, repatriates UK stolen motor vehicles
25-04-2019 | 07:18:00
The Kenya Revenue Authority (KRA) is working on repatriating nine (9) high-value stolen motor vehicles recently seized at the Port of Mombasa to their country of origin.
NAS Uganda launches eco-friendly vehicles at Entebbe International Airport
23-04-2019 | 11:42:00
National Aviation Services (NAS) Uganda has joined the Civil Aviation Authority’s efforts to combat climate change and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by introducing electric forklifts and tractors into its operations.
[Kenya] NSE admits VAELL onto the Ibuka Program
16-04-2019 | 07:49:26
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has admitted Vehicle and Equipment Leasing Limited (VAELL) onto its premium incubation and acceleration program, Ibuka.
Nissan to add Navara pickup at South Africa factory
15-04-2019 | 12:05:11
Nissan will spend ZAR3bn (US$214m) at its factory in Rosslyn, Pretoria, South Africa to prepare for production of the next generation Nissan Navara pickup.
[South Africa] Nissan announces $215 million investment in Rosslyn plant
12-04-2019 | 07:10:19
South Africa President Cyril Ramaphosa has officiated over Japanese automotive Nissan’s announcement of a R3 billion, approximately $215 million, investment at its Rosslyn plant in the capital.
Hiroyuki Tazawa appointed President of Honda Motor Southern Africa
11-04-2019 | 06:30:00
Honda Motor Southern Africa has appointed Hiroyuki Tazawa as the new President, effective immediately.
[South Africa] Polo Vivo, Audi drive sales for Volkswagen in first quarter of 2019
11-04-2019 | 06:18:00
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) continued its positive start in 2019 in the South African passenger car market after reporting total sales of 6 754 units in March and a market share of 20.5 per cent.
[Kenya] Alternet Systems mulls setting up assembly plant for ReVolt Electric Motorcycles
09-04-2019 | 10:50:00
Alternet Systems.has confirmed that its management will meet potential partners and tour facilities in Kenya looking to possibly open an assembly plant to complete manufacturing for ReVolt Electric Motorcycles.
Nissan to cooperate with Egyptian government to develop local auto industry
18-03-2019 | 15:15:00
Nissan Motor Corporation has made known its desire to consolidate its presence in the Egyptian market and cooperate with the Egyptian government in carrying out its ambitious plans for the development of the local auto industry.
[Nigeria] Cars45 expands retail footprint with Enyo partnership
18-03-2019 | 06:38:00
Nigeria’s largest online vehicle trading platform, Cars45, has partnered with ENYO Retail and Supply, an innovative fuel retail brand, to increase its retail footprints.
NIC Bank, Toyota Kenya launch deal to finance car buyers
14-03-2019 | 10:48:00
NIC Bank has launched a one-of-a-kind financing scheme that will allow Toyota Kenya customers access financing to purchase new Toyota vehicles.
South Africa, Mozambique and the UK progress in finalizing a roll-over Economic Partnership Agreement
14-03-2019 | 10:15:00
South Africa Minister for Trade and Industry says progress has been made to finalize a roll-over Economic Partnership Agreement between the Southern African Customs Union, Mozambique and the UK.
Volkswagen South Africa creates jobs for 540 youth through its YES programme
07-03-2019 | 08:45:00
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has created work opportunities for 560 unemployed youth through the Youth Employment Service (YES) programme.
[Kenya] Taxify rebrands to Bolt
07-03-2019 | 08:32:50
Ride-hailing firm Taxify is changing its name to Bolt and introducing. The update according to the company brings the brand identity in line with the company’s broader vision of transportation.
JAC Motors expands into 28 African countries
22-02-2019 | 06:42:45
Anhui Jianghuai Automobile Group Corp., Ltd, has announced the results of its expansion program in Africa in 2018, declaring that it has established a presence in 28 countries across the continent.
[South Africa] Isuzu launches consolidated truck and bakkie manufacturing plant
15-02-2019 | 13:02:00
Creating a more efficient footprint, Isuzu Motors South Africa has officially launched its consolidated truck and bakkie manufacturing plant.
[South Africa] Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant starts production of the new Ranger model
14-02-2019 | 11:20:00
Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has commenced production of the new Ford Ranger, bringing a raft of product upgrades and refinements to one of South Africa’s best-selling vehicles and export models.
Renault mulls establishing assembly plant in Ghana
05-02-2019 | 08:08:00
Renault, the French multinational automobile manufacturer is to establish an assembly plant in Ghana.
Enterprise partners with Premier Group to drive car hire growth in Egypt
01-02-2019 | 06:49:54
Enterprise Holdings has announced its expansion into Egypt through a partnership with Premier Group.
Moran Family of Brands opens first international location in Nigeria
01-02-2019 | 06:38:19
Moran Family of Brands, an international franchises of general automotive repair, transmission repair and driver safety products, has announced the addition of its first international location in Nigeria.
Growth in passenger and commercial vehicle sales drives lubricants market in Algeria, report
30-01-2019 | 06:56:00
The government of Algeria has decided to invest $262 billion through its five year plan of 2015-2019 to diversify the oil dependent economy and improve the nation's infrastructure.
[Kenya] Taxify rolls out vehicle financing for drivers
30-01-2019 | 06:30:00
Ride-hailing firm Taxify, in partnership with Stanbic Bank and Renault Kenya has announced a vehicle financing dealership for Taxify drivers in Kenya.
Volkswagen signs agreement with Ethiopia government to develop automotive industry in the country
29-01-2019 | 12:33:05
International car manufacturer Volkswagen has signed an MoU with the Government of Ethiopia to collaborate and deliver a joint vision for the development of an automotive industry in the country.
Mercedes-Benz considers car assembly in Egypt
21-01-2019 | 11:57:00
“Egypt is an attractive and competitive location for production and supporting logistics. With the planned local assembly we are confident to be able to expand our market position."
[Kenya Business Week] Competition, customer service drive expansion binge
18-01-2019 | 08:33:03
As customers demand top notch services grows and competition reach fever pitch, companies are investing millions to improve infrastructure and service quality.
Mercedes-Benz mulls resuming production in Egypt
18-01-2019 | 06:22:41
Global vehicle manufacturer Mercedes-Benz looks forward to resuming production in Egypt soon, a senior official of the company has said.
Angola government in talks with Volkswagen and Ford to open production lines
14-01-2019 | 07:34:00
Angolan authorities are negotiating with Volkswagen and Ford managers, two of the 12 leading automobile brands in the world, to open production lines in Angola.
[Kenya] Government urges local assemblers to produce affordable vehicles for Kenyans
11-01-2019 | 11:33:00
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged local motor vehicle assemblers to innovate ways of producing quality vehicles that are affordable for Kenyans.
Business trends shaping Africa in 2019
10-01-2019 | 12:36:01
The progress of Africa’s economy over the last decade has been remarkable. In 2018, six African nations – Ethiopia, Ghana, Tanzania, Senegal, Ivory Coast and Djibouti – feature in the fastest-growing economies in the world.
ENGIE to fuel first buses with compressed natural gas in Cote d’Ivoire
17-12-2018 | 11:06:03
Cote d’Ivoire has unveiled a fleet of buses commissioned by the Société des Transports Abidjanais (SOTRA), supplied by IVECO and fuelled by compressed natural gas. ENGIE.
Mahindra delivers its first order to South Africa rental fleet industry
13-12-2018 | 06:22:47
In May this year, car maker Mahindra opened its first assembly facility in South Africa.
[SA Business Week] Investment wave boosts country’s earnings, attractiveness
08-12-2018 | 19:02:00
South Africa continues to be the continent’s preferred destination for international investors due to its competitive market, favorable political climate, a booming middle class and strategic location.
South Africa -Tunisia Business Council mooted to boost trade and investment
06-12-2018 | 06:43:00
South Africa Deputy Minister for Trade and Industry has received the assurance of the Tunisian business people that they are keen and committed to the establishment of the joint South Africa-Tunisia Business Council.
[South Africa] Fiat Chrysler Automobiles unveils flagship dealership in Sandton
04-12-2018 | 13:52:00
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa has opened a new flagship dealership in Gauteng.
Isuzu grows South African footprint with new Durban service center
29-11-2018 | 07:12:42
A brand-new Isuzu truck service and parts center has opened its doors in Durban South.
Yutong reaches 15,000 buses delivered to African markets
26-11-2018 | 11:46:58
Zhengzhou Yutong Bus Co., Ltd. , global bus supplier, has produced its 15,000th bus to be delivered to Africa at its factory in Zhengzhou, Henan Province.
[South Africa] Motus Holdings lists on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange
22-11-2018 | 11:56:00
The Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced and celebrated the listing of Motus Holdings, a leading automotive group in Southern Africa, on the Main Board.
[South Africa] Volkswagen launches 1.0 TSI Caddy model
16-11-2018 | 06:47:35
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a 1.0 TSI model derivative of the hugely popular Caddy in South Africa.
UN agencies, partners to firm-up common support programme for Central Africa
15-11-2018 | 10:56:16
Representatives and experts of UN bodies, ECCAS General Secretariat and CEMAC Commission are set to meet in Gabon this month to re calibrate their efforts at delivering support for the sustainable development in Central Africa.
[South Africa] Business people head to Germany in search of opportunities
13-11-2018 | 06:17:00
A group of South African business people is in Germany on an Outward Selling Mission to seek sub-contracting opportunities from the German and European multinationals.
[SA Business Week] Opening businesses to the world, growing markets
10-11-2018 | 12:46:00
In the recent years, South Africa has continued to prove that it is one of the most diverse and promising emerging markets in Africa. The country has become a key global hub for investment, innovation and research.
[South Africa] FCA targets motorists with modern services and parts center
09-11-2018 | 06:05:00
Global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has opened a new Motus dealership in Pinetown South Africa.
South Africa’s investment climate is improving, Trade and Industry Minister
08-11-2018 | 06:06:00
The Minister of Trade and Industry, Dr Rob Davies, says foreign investment if targeted and nurtured can drive economic growth and in turn contribute to much needed job creation and economic inclusion for all.
Kenya’s taxi-hailing firm Little goes live in Zambia
07-11-2018 | 11:53:00
Five months after going live in Kampala, Uganda, Kenyan taxi-hailing firm Little has announced that it has launched in Lusaka, Zambia.
[Nigeria] Dangote Sinotruk Automobile expands to enhance local content, provides more jobs
05-11-2018 | 11:05:00
As the budding automobile company, Dangote Sinotruk West Africa entered another phase in its expansion drive, the Company has said that it was increasing its local input into the assembling plant to up to 60 per cent, even as it plans to roll out commercial vehicles soon.
[SA Business Week] Naspers breathe new life into startups, filmmakers train eyes West
02-11-2018 | 11:24:00
The tech startup fever has been spreading across the globe like bush-fire and Africa has not been left out in this bandwagon. More and more people are entering into the tech space because technology never gets old and new inventions keep evolving.
[South Africa] Isuzu, GMMDC partner to provide innovative teaching tools to three schools
01-11-2018 | 13:50:24
Isuzu Motors South Africa has partnered with Nelson Mandela University's Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC) to provide innovative new teaching tools to three Port Elizabeth schools.
Ford investment in South Africa reaches $758 million over past decade
01-11-2018 | 11:58:00
Ford Motor Company has invested R11-billion, approximately $758 million, in its South African operations over the past decade.
Uber and Suzuki to expand UberCHAPCHAP option across Sub-Saharan Africa
31-10-2018 | 13:05:41
Uber and Suzuki Motor Corporation have entered into a new memorandum of understanding (MOU) to expand the fuel-efficient UberCHAPCHAP option across Sub-Saharan Africa.
Doreen Mashinini named Ford’s GM, marketing for South Africa and SSA
17-10-2018 | 06:40:30
Ford Motor Company has announced the appointment of Doreen Mashinini as General Manager, Marketing for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
First Ford Ranger Raptor trial units produced in South Africa
17-10-2018 | 06:25:15
The dream of producing the highly anticipated Ford Ranger Raptor has taken a big step closer to becoming a production reality with the first batch of trial units emerging from Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria.
Mall for Africa to sell cars from United States to buyers in Nigeria
16-10-2018 | 06:13:00
E-commerce platform Mall for Africa has announced that it will add cars from the United States to its list of items for sale.
[SA Business Week] Water tariffs rise, no markets for black traders
12-10-2018 | 13:21:00
Access to clean water is still a challenge in most of the sub-Saharan Africa countries. Due to the scarcity, the ones who are lucky enough to access it have to dig deeper into their pockets in order to enjoy this basic commodity.
Uber partners with Zindi to optimise public transport in Nairobi
10-10-2018 | 05:30:34
Uber has announced a new partnership with Zindi, a data science competition platform for Africa to optimize public transportation in Nairobi.
[South Africa] Rolls-Royce unveils engine storage facility at OR Tambo
09-10-2018 | 08:30:00
British luxury automobile maker Rolls-Royce has opened its first lease engine storage facility based in the South African Airways Technical (SAAT) site at Johannesburg’s Oliver Tambo International Airport, the busiest airport in Africa.
Egypt auto market to maintain 40% growth rate
09-10-2018 | 06:37:00
The Egyptian automotive market will maintain the growth rates achieved during the first half of 2018, Former Head of the Automobile Manufacturers Association Hassan Mostafa said.
[South Africa] Sumitomo Rubber unveils$66m tyre production facility
05-10-2018 | 13:15:00
Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, manufacturer of the popular dunlop, sumitomo and falken tyre brands, has launched its new, state-of-the-art truck and bus radial factory in ladysmith, kwazulu-natal.
[Kenya] SANY signs distribution agreement with Rhombus
02-10-2018 | 07:07:12
Chinese multinational heavy equipment manufacturing company SANY has signed concrete machinery and dump trucks dealership agreement with Rhombus, the powerful ready-mix and bulk cement supplier in Kenya.
Martina Biene appointed Head of South Africa Volkswagen brand
28-09-2018 | 11:50:00
Martina Biene is the new Head of the Volkswagen Brand in South Africa, effective 1 October 2018.
Frost & Sullivan expands to West and North Africa
26-09-2018 | 11:01:16
Frost & Sullivan, a global growth advisory and market intelligence firm, has opened offices in North and West Africa to help Africa grow.
[South Africa] Netsol Technologies implements CMS for German client
19-09-2018 | 06:00:00
NETSOL Technologies, Inc., a global business services and enterprise application solutions provider, has successfully implemented its NFS Ascent Contract Management System (CMS) in South Africa for a leading German auto captive.
[South Africa Business Week] Monash South Africa is now AdvTech owned
13-09-2018 | 18:08:00
ADvTECH has announced the acquisition of Monash South Africa (MSA), a leading South African private tertiary education institution with students from more than 50 countries.
South Africa bets on masterplan to improve automotive industry
10-09-2018 | 10:15:00
The Department of Trade and Industry (dti) and the motor industry are now close to finalizing the South African Automotive Masterplan which will come into effect in January 2021 and run until 2035.
[Kenya Business Week] The UK, China trade factor
06-09-2018 | 13:02:00
Fresh from discussing bilateral ties with the United States, Kenya has over the recent past held trade negotiations and deals with UK and China as the super powers seeks to grow their influence in the country.
[Kenya] NIC Bank and MHH International to roll direct import financing
04-09-2018 | 11:02:26
Kenya’s NIC Bank has partnered with MHH Japanese Cars, a subsidiary of MHH International, to extend loans to customers for Japanese sourced second-hand vehicles.
Volkswagen expands engagement in Africa, signs MoU with Ghana, Nigeria
03-09-2018 | 10:39:00
During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Africa, Volkswagen signed two memorandums of understanding with the governments of Ghana and Nigeria.
Volkswagen to set up automotive hub in Nigeria
03-09-2018 | 07:29:00
Volkswagen and the government of Nigeria have signed an agreement to develop a joint vision for an automotive hub in that country.
Volkswagen set to establish vehicle assembly facility in Ghana
31-08-2018 | 08:52:00
Volkswagen and Ghana have signed an agreement to establish a vehicle assembly facility and to assess the feasibility of a modern Mobility Concept for Ghana.
[Kenya Business Week] New energy frontiers, more business deals
31-08-2018 | 06:27:00
It has been another busy week for anchor sectors in Kenya with more investors, landmark deals and strategic partnerships pointing to Kenya as the investment destination for the region.
[South Africa] SpinCar and Reach Engage pen vehicle merchandising deal
29-08-2018 | 08:20:00
SpinCar, a global player in automotive merchandising tools has entered into an exclusive partnership with Reach Engage Develop (R.E.D.), a dominant South African digital marketing agency.
Ford Ranger production hits half a million milestone in South Africa
15-08-2018 | 09:29:21
Ford Motor Company’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has reached a significant milestone with the assembly of the 500 000th current generation Ford Ranger.
[Kenya] NIC Bank in asset financing deal with Simba Corp
13-08-2018 | 08:00:49
NIC Bank has entered into an asset financing deal with Simba Corporation Ltd targeting individuals, SMEs and large commercial Businesses.
[Kenya Business Week] Realigning businesses to drive growth
09-08-2018 | 10:42:37
With competition across public and private sector now being driven by innovation, Kenyan institutions have invested heavily in modernizing operations and selling the convenience message to customers.
[Kenya] Bolloré Logistics enters agreement with Mobius Motors
09-08-2018 | 07:33:47
Bolloré Logistics Kenya has signed a contract to provide logistics services to Mobius Motors, an automotive start-up created in 2011 that manufactures Kenya’s only local vehicle brand.
Volkswagen South Africa expands dealer network
08-08-2018 | 06:21:00
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has recruited the third wave of candidates for its Dealer Principal Apprentice Programme.
Piotr Czyzyk appointed for Trentyre South Africa Commercial Director
06-08-2018 | 13:25:30
Goodyear South Africa ha appointed Piotr Czyzyk as the new Director for Trentyre and Commercial business.
Uganda, China agree on road, camera projects worth $2.45bn
02-08-2018 | 10:22:00
President Yoweri Museveni has said that a number of Government of Uganda funded contracts worth $2.4bn have been given to Chinese companies especially on roads and recently security cameras worth $120 million.
BAIC starts X25 production in South Africa
27-07-2018 | 11:14:00
China's Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) began production at its newly built car assembly plant in South Africa this week.
[Morocco] Etihad Airways to introduce Boeing 787 Dreamliner to Rabat
26-07-2018 | 07:32:00
Effective 3 October 2018, Etihad Airways will introduce the Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner on its scheduled services from Abu Dhabi to Rabat, capital of the Kingdom of Morocco, replacing the Airbus A330-300 currently serving the route.
Juan Wheeler appointed CFO at Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa
24-07-2018 | 12:04:00
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the appointment of Juan Wheeler as new Chief Financial Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
[South Africa] TransUnion and FirstCheck launch vehicle checking app
24-07-2018 | 06:51:58
Credit protection company TransUnion and South Africa's first vehicle valuation & verification app FirstCheck have partnered to launch South Africa’s first consumer-focused vehicle checking app.
Provia Auto launches in 10 countries across Southern African region
12-07-2018 | 13:48:03
ProVia, the safety-focused and reliable budget parts aftermarket brand for commercial vehicle braking systems has announced its launch in 10 countries across the Southern African region.
ContiTrade Africa to sign 17 new dealers in continental expansion
06-07-2018 | 13:52:00
ContiTrade Africa, the retail division of Continental Tyre South Africa, is continuing its expansion of the BestDrive dealer network across South Africa and the Sub-Saharan Africa region.
Volkswagen launches local assembly and car sharing in Rwanda
05-07-2018 | 06:52:37
The Volkswagen brand is expanding its engagement in Africa: It has recently started its Integrated Mobility Solutions in Rwanda that includes local vehicle assembly, innovative mobility services and a sales and service retail outlet.
Isuzu Motors South Africa unveils industrial hub
05-07-2018 | 06:37:08
Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced its alliance with the Propella Business Centre through an investment into the industrial hub over the next three years.
GAZ and Africa Motors launch sale of commercial vehicles in Morocco
04-07-2018 | 10:00:00
GAZ, a leading manufacturer of commercial vehicles in Russia, together with Africa Motors (Auto Hall Group), a new distribution partner of GAZ, has started selling a range of commercial vehicles GAZelle NEXT in Morocco.
[Nigeria Business Week] Racing toward growth, partnerships, targets
29-06-2018 | 12:18:00
This week has shown interesting developments in a wide range of sectors in Nigeria - Hospitality, Real Estate, Agribusiness, Banking, Automotive, Oil and Gas and as always, ICT remains a busy sector.
Peugeot to start Nigeria assembly plant by Q1 2019
25-06-2018 | 11:03:00
PSA Peugeot Citroen plans to start assembling cars in Nigeria by first quarter of 2019, via a joint venture with Africa's richest man Aliko Dangote and five state governments.
RS Components launches e-commerce platform for Sub-Saharan Africa
22-06-2018 | 11:07:00
RS Components has launched the Africa e commerce site to meet the requirements of a growing continent with demand from various industries.
Africar Group now available in 40 countries
19-06-2018 | 06:18:07
Africar Group, the leading and largest car marketplaces network in sub-saharan Africa is now covering a population of more than 800 million people, helping local individuals and professionals buy and sell their vehicles faster and safer than ever,
[South Africa] Ford launches fund to assist local entrepreneurs
14-06-2018 | 13:08:00
Ford Motor Company Fund is expanding its community empowerment and upliftment programs in South Africa with the establishment of the Booth Schoch Future Success Fund.
Volkswagen South Africa hits a million mark in engine production
14-06-2018 | 08:43:19
Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has reached a historical milestone in June by producing its one millionth EA111 engine.
IATA, AFRAA sign MoU to advance aviation in Africa
05-06-2018 | 06:10:00
The International Air Transport Association and The African Airline Association have signed a memorandum of understanding to deepen their cooperation.
Mahindra South Africa unveils vehicle assembly
28-05-2018 | 12:00:00
Mahindra South Africa has joined the league of South African vehicle manufacturers with the opening of a state-of-the-art vehicle assembly facility in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal.