Simba Corporation has unveiled the new Mitsubishi Eclipse Cross in the Kenyan market.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A Chilean car shipping company has been referred to the Competition Tribunal for prosecution for collusive tendering, price fixing and market division.
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.
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.
The Nairobi Securities Exchange (NSE) has admitted Vehicle and Equipment Leasing Limited (VAELL) onto its premium incubation and acceleration program, Ibuka.
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 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.
Honda Motor Southern Africa has appointed Hiroyuki Tazawa as the new President, effective immediately.
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.
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 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’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 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
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 Group South Africa (VWSA) has created work opportunities for 560 unemployed youth through the Youth Employment Service (YES) programme.
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.
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.
Creating a more efficient footprint, Isuzu Motors South Africa has officially launched its consolidated truck and bakkie manufacturing plant.
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, the French multinational automobile manufacturer is to establish an assembly plant in Ghana.
Enterprise Holdings has announced its expansion into Egypt through a partnership with Premier Group.
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.
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.
Ride-hailing firm Taxify, in partnership with Stanbic Bank and Renault Kenya has announced a vehicle financing dealership for Taxify drivers in Kenya.
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.
“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."
As customers demand top notch services grows and competition reach fever pitch, companies are investing millions to improve infrastructure and service quality.
Global vehicle manufacturer Mercedes-Benz looks forward to resuming production in Egypt soon, a senior official of the company has said.
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.
President Uhuru Kenyatta has urged local motor vehicle assemblers to innovate ways of producing quality vehicles that are affordable for Kenyans.
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.
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.
In May this year, car maker Mahindra opened its first assembly facility in South Africa.
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 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.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) South Africa has opened a new flagship dealership in Gauteng.
A brand-new Isuzu truck service and parts center has opened its doors in Durban South.
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.
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.
Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has introduced a 1.0 TSI model derivative of the hugely popular Caddy in South Africa.
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.
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.
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.
Global automaker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has opened a new Motus dealership in Pinetown South Africa.
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.
Five months after going live in Kampala, Uganda, Kenyan taxi-hailing firm Little has announced that it has launched in Lusaka, Zambia.
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.
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.
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 Motor Company has invested R11-billion, approximately $758 million, in its South African operations over the past decade.
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.
Ford Motor Company has announced the appointment of Doreen Mashinini as General Manager, Marketing for South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa.
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.
E-commerce platform Mall for Africa has announced that it will add cars from the United States to its list of items for sale.
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 has announced a new partnership with Zindi, a data science competition platform for Africa to optimize public transportation in Nairobi.
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.
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.
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.
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 is the new Head of the Volkswagen Brand in South Africa, effective 1 October 2018.
Frost & Sullivan, a global growth advisory and market intelligence firm, has opened offices in North and West Africa to help Africa grow.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
During German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s visit to Africa, Volkswagen signed two memorandums of understanding with the governments of Ghana and Nigeria.
Volkswagen and the government of Nigeria have signed an agreement to develop a joint vision for an automotive hub in that country.
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.
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.
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 Motor Company’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has reached a significant milestone with the assembly of the 500 000th current generation Ford Ranger.
NIC Bank has entered into an asset financing deal with Simba Corporation Ltd targeting individuals, SMEs and large commercial Businesses.
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.
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 Group South Africa (VWSA) has recruited the third wave of candidates for its Dealer Principal Apprentice Programme.
Goodyear South Africa ha appointed Piotr Czyzyk as the new Director for Trentyre and Commercial business.
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.
China's Beijing Automotive Industry Corporation (BAIC) began production at its newly built car assembly plant in South Africa this week.
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.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has announced the appointment of Juan Wheeler as new Chief Financial Officer of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd.
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, 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, 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.
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 has announced its alliance with the Propella Business Centre through an investment into the industrial hub over the next three years.
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.
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.
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 has launched the Africa e commerce site to meet the requirements of a growing continent with demand from various industries.
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,
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 Group South Africa (VWSA) has reached a historical milestone in June by producing its one millionth EA111 engine.
The International Air Transport Association and The African Airline Association have signed a memorandum of understanding to deepen their cooperation.
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.