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.
Volkswagen Group South Africa has announced two senior appointments in two of its brands.
World Bank, Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile and the International Transport Forum launch first regional Road Safety Observatory in Africa
The World Bank, the Fédération Internationale de l’Automobile (FIA), and the International Transport Forum (ITF) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to establish the first regional Road Safety Observatory in Africa.
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa will be launching an even more capable Ford Ranger when production commences for the refreshed new model scheduled for launch in 2019.
Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) is marking the brand’s return to the rapidly growing sport utility vehicle (SUV) segment with the highly anticipated debut of the seven-seater mu-X.
Mahindra South Africa is gearing up for a new phase of growth and expansion in South Africa.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has driven through another milestone in South Africa as its individual National Sales Companies merge to complete the integration locally of the world’s seventh largest car maker.
The new XC40, Volvo’s first premium compact SUV, is now available in South Africa.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa has announced the appointment of the new Head of Sales Operations of Fiat Chrysler Automobiles South Africa (Pty) Ltd, importer of Fiat, Fiat Professional, Abarth, Alfa Romeo and Chrysler brands.
Vivo Energy Maroc, the company in charge of the marketing and distribution of Shell brand fuels and lubricants in Morocco and Butagaz brand Liquefied Petroleum Gas, has reached 500,000 members for its Shell Club Fidelity program.
Insurance startup Naked launches today with an AI-based car insurance offering. Rebuilt for social good, the new product puts customers in control of their insurance and saves them money.
BMW Group South Africa has started production of the new BMW X3 at its Rosslyn plant. With customer vehicles now rolling off the line, BMW Group once again demonstrates its commitment to its operations in South Africa.
Oil marketer KenolKobil has launched a new fuel application, K-Wallet, an easy-to-use fuel management app that adds convenience to both individual and corporate customers.
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is expanding its operations at the Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth as part of a wide-ranging investment in its two South African plants, announced late last year.
Volkswagen Group South Africa has appointed Michaella Rugwizangoga as the Chief Executive Officer of Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda.
Tyre manufacturer Goodyear South Africa has launched an enterprise and supplier development initiative, Umthombo Development Programme.
French car maker Groupe PSA and the Namibian government have signed an investment agreement facilitating the joint-venture agreement to assemble OPEL and PEUGEOT vehicles in Walvis Bay.
Nexteer Automotive, a global player in automotive industry has announced a new production facility in Kenitra, Morocco.
Isuzu Motors announces entry of Isuzu mu-X into Sub Saharan Africa market in the second half of 2018
Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced the entry of the Sports Utility Vehicle segment with the introduction of the popular Isuzu mu-X into the South African and Sub-Saharan Africa market in the second half of the year.
South African based motor dealer Halfway Ford, of Kuils River, in the Western Cape is virtually off the grid in terms of electricity supply and uses a minimal amount of water from the municipal supply.
Isuzu Motors has launched its business operations in South Africa. This follows the announcement of last year where Isuzu had said that it would purchase the light commercial vehicle operations in Port Elizabeth.
Sendy, an on-demand delivery services platform operating across Kenya, has completed a Series A investment round, led by DOB Equity. DOB Equity will invest alongside CFAO, member of the Toyota Group, and other private investors.
The China-based auto manufacturer BYD has been expanding internationally in recent years quite a bit, with the most recent news on that front being that a deal has been struck that will see the old city of Alexandria granted its first electric buses.
Africar Group, the very first car classifieds to emerge for Sub-Saharan Africa, has now grown to become the leading car classifieds marketplace in the region, with a vast coverage of 30 countries and reaching out to more than 600 million people.
Aziz Senni, a serial entrepreneur with over 20 years’ experience is piloting a taxi renting model in Dakar Senegal that offers taxi drivers access to ownership of their vehicle through a system combining financing, training and customer acquisition thanks in particular to its digital booking platform.
Toyota-Egypt has signed an agreement with Lexus, the luxury vehicle division of Japanese car maker Toyota, to be the official distributor of Lexus cars in the Egyptian market as from 2018.
The next milestone in Volkswagen Sub Saharan Africa strategy becomes reality with the registration of the company Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda.
German carmaker Volkswagen is looking to double production in Kenya and to introduce a new model at its plant in Thika, Central Kenya, a huge boost for President Uhuru Kenyatta’s Big Four action plan.
South African Government reaches agreement on potential acquisition of Chevron South Africa by Sinopec
Sinopec - one of China's largest state-owned companies - has undertaken to invest R6 billion in South Africa to upgrade and modernize the Cape Town-based oil refinery owned by Chevron South Africa.
Varroc Lighting Systems is expanding its footprint as it establishes a manufacturing and product development base in Morocco.
Al-Mansour Automotive, official distributor of Chevrolet and Opel vehicles in Egypt, signed a partnership contract with Shell Egypt to be the exclusive engine oils and lubricants supplier of the company’s service centres.
Green Motion's North African operations in Morocco have announced the introduction of new hybrid models onto their car rental fleet.
Magal awarded $13 million contract by Toyota Tsusho Corporation for integrated security solution in East Africa
Magal Security Systems, Ltd. has signed a $13 million contract to provide integrated security solutions as a subcontractor for Toyota Tsusho Corporation.
[South Africa] Ford Struandale engine plant looks to expand production in 2018 as it marks milestone
The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has reached significant production milestones this year as it gears up for expanded production to support the R3-billion investment in its local operations by Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa.
Ford Motor Company of Southern is making a significant contribution towards developing basic computer literacy by launching a community information technology center.
Mazda Southern Africa has launched the Mazda Southern Africa Foundation Non Profit Company.
[South Africa] Wesbank partner with Haval Motors to offer finance products to the brand’s growing customer base
WesBank, a division of First Rand Bank Limited, has concluded an agreement with Haval Motors South Africa to provide finance products for the brand’s expanding customer base in South Africa.
Mercedes-Benz Bus & Coach Southern Africa has unveiled their latest offering, the OF 1723 bus chassis. This product is geared to offer a reliable, durable and value for money alternative in the commuter bus segment.
Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa, under the banner of ZIMOCO has unveiled SelecTrucks Zimbabwe. The new centre is located at the Harare Showgrounds.
Jean-Christophe Quémard, Executive Vice President, Africa-Middle East of Groupe PSA, has co-signed an agreement in Algiers with the Algerian project partners to create an Oran-based manufacturing company to build cars for the Algerian market.
[South Africa] Ford invests $220 million in production capacity expansion to sate growing demand for Ford Ranger
Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa is investing $220 million to expand production capacity at its South African manufacturing operations in order to meet growing local and international demand for the trend-setting Ford Ranger.
Since late 2016, Egypt has been suffering severe foreign currency shortages, which has greatly affected the automobile sector due to the difference between the official exchange rates and the parallel market rates.
Siemens and the German government in $26 million partnership to support occupational training in Egypt
To drive employment opportunities for Egyptian youth, Germany’s Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development and Siemens have signed a strategic alliance agreement to support occupational training in Egypt.
Vivo Energy Ghana, the exclusive licensee of Shell branded products has launched onto the Ghanaian market, a new App for motorists with extensive features in the oil marketing industry.
[South Africa] Mercedes Benz Trucks to train 200 commercial vehicle drivers as part of October’s National Transport Month
The South African government declared October as National Transport Month in 2005 in order to raise awareness on the crucial role of transport in the economy.
Isuzu introduces new crew cab model to sate growing demand for light commercial vehicles in Sub Saharan Africa
Growing demand for light commercial vehicles has spurred Isuzu to expand its offering in Sub-Saharan Africa to include the KB 4x4 crew cab X-Rider model.
On the latest episode of ‘Marketplace Africa’, the programme examines Kenya’s luxury car market – one that is among the fastest growing on the continent and is now attracting top-end car manufacturers to the country.
The Islamic Development Bank and the Association for the Development of Education in Africa (ADEA) have signed a Memorandum of Understanding related to the cooperation in the education sector in Africa.
The experience of owning a Volkswagen vehicle has just been made easier with the launch of the My VW Customer App.
Pointer Telocation Ltd. a developer and operator of Fleet and Mobile Resource Management solutions, announced that it has concluded an agreement for the purchase of the activity of a South African company.
The new Kuga has arrived in South Africa, offering one of the most technologically-advanced, smart sport utility vehicles (SUVs) with five-star safety and improved fuel efficiency.
AGCO leads new project to determine sustainable business models for smallholders and farm service centres
The transformation of on-farm mechanization can make a major contribution to improving rural livelihoods by boosting productivity and growth in rural incomes.
Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced a number of key leadership appointments in support of the purchase of the Isuzu related assets from General Motors South Africa, effective January 2018 and subject to various regulatory approvals.
26 years ago, Esther Mahlangu, a South African Ndebele artist, was the first woman to create artwork on a BMW 525i Sedan turning it into a unique and colourful BMW Art Car.
Axel Peyriere is co-founder of the number one car classifieds websites in Africa, the AfricarGroup, which covers 22 countries and translated into 10 local dialects of the continent. His interview with Africa Business Communities:
Volkswagen Group South, the country’s leading passenger car manufacturer continues to grow market share, despite the tough economic climate and a declining new vehicle passenger car market.
Daimler Trucks & Buses comprising of Mercedes-Benz Trucks and Mercedes-Benz Vans, both subsidiaries of Mercedes-Benz South Africa have rewarded its most stellar commercial vehicles dealers for 2016 at a Dealer of the Year event.
In Egypt where many suffer under economic hardship, 35-year-old entrepreneur Ahmed Saeed al-Feki has been working hard to launch his own business building a mini-car in a country that relies heavily on imports of small automobiles.
Africar Group has recently developed its networks in Africa and now operates in 22 countries through its car classifieds websites.
In cooperation with El Sabaa Automotive, Nissan Motors Egypt opened an after-sale service centre in Al Shorouk City.
Vivo Energy, the company that distributes and markets Shell-branded fuels and lubricants in Africa, and MESA, the exclusive licensee of MIDAS providing maintenance and car servicing in over 97 countries has announced a pan-African agreement to provide new services to their growing customer base.
Federal-Mogul Motorparts, a division of Federal-Mogul, has strengthened its strategic partnership with regional distributor Rolman World to advance its premium automotive parts in the Middle Eastern market.
The South African motor industry is holding up surprisingly well in a tough economic environment that is being exacerbated by political turmoil according to Dr Azar Jammine, Director and Chief Economist at Econometrix.
Having joined Subaru Southern Africa in 1994 as an accountant, 2 years after the brand was established in South Africa, Mr. Silva has enjoyed a long-standing career as well as widespread experience.
The Western Cape Government has received over 350 Volkswagen Polo Vivo Sedans. These vehicles will be used mainly for general purposes by Provincial Departments in the Western Cape, such as the Traffic, Transport and Public Works.
Springfield Agro Limited, in partnership with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd., a part of the US $19 billion Mahindra Group have announced its collaboration with Katsina State Government, and launched the FarmTo-Folk initiative.
Nissan is optimistic about the future of automotive manufacturing in South Africa according to its South Africa's manufacturing director Joan Busquets .