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    Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years ahead

    Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

    By Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 2 Mar 2021

    Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

    Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

    By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

    Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators

    Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing third-party ventilators to help coronavirus patients...

    1 Apr 2020

    #AfricaMonth: How Africa's auto industry is faring on the digitisation front

    Digital transformation is affecting and reshaping the entire automotive business model - from design and production to distribution and retail. We find out more from Lee Naik, CEO of TransUnion...

    By Ilse van den Berg 1 Jun 2018

    #MFGIndaba: Africa's opportunity to unlock industrial growth potential

    Manufacturing Indaba 2018 promises to be bigger and more innovative than ever before, providing the broader manufacturing industry with a roadmap and the connections to unlock their growth potential and deliver accelerated GDP growth...

    By Lauren Hartzenberg 28 May 2018

    Game-changing trends for the manufacturing industry in 2018

    When you think 'IoT', is your first thought newly affordable, available sensors being added to products after they've been manufactured? If it is, well I believe 2018 will change that...

    By Antony Bourne 5 Feb 2018

    Volkswagen SA offers ride-hailing and more with pioneer Kigali plant

    Volkswagen SA (VWSA) has launched a subsidiary company in Rwanda to build cars and provide the country with transport services such as car-sharing and Uber-style ride-hailing...

    22 Jan 2018

    Digitalisation pushing boundaries of manufacturing

    Digital transformation, as we've come to realise, means something different in every industry. In manufacturing, the term can be broad-reaching...

    By Dereshin Pillay 27 Jul 2017

    Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa

    The regional market for commercial vehicles (CVs) like rigid trucks and flatbed trailers is being strengthened by rising urbanisation and infrastructural developments in Africa...

    12 Jul 2017

    TiMoto now sole Metzeler motorcycle tyre distributor

    German motorcycle tyre brand, Metzeler, has awarded sole distribution rights to TiMoto, allowing more widespread availability to local motorcyclists...

    1 Jun 2017

    #AfricaMonth: The fast-growing, untapped African car market

    In light of the recent study, Game-changing Automotive Policy Developments in Africa, we chat to Ryan Bax, senior industry analyst for mobility and automotive at Frost & Sullivan, to find out more about the fast-growing, untapped African car market...

    By Ilse van den Berg 11 May 2017

    SA still best bet for car makers

    Foreign motor companies planning to build vehicles in sub-Saharan Africa would be taking huge risks looking beyond SA...

    By David Furlonger 17 Aug 2016

    Daimler opens new Regional Centre for Commercial Vehicles

    Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA), along with its brand divisions Daimler Trucks & Buses and Mercedes-Benz Vans, has opened a new Regional Centre Southern Africa...

    11 Feb 2016

    Ford's sub-Saharan drive may benefit SA plants

    As Ford's only manufacturing operation in the Middle East and Africa‚ Ford Southern Africa is in pole position to benefit from the group's decision to intensify marketing and production in sub-Saharan Africa‚ says Stephen Odell‚ president of Ford's European‚ Middle East and African operations.

    By David Furlonger 11 Apr 2014

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