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

Michael Zahariev
#AfricaMonth: Tech in the African automotive market

The African continent is the last frontier for the global car sales industry. According to the 2015 International Organisation of Motor Vehicle Manufacturers' report Vehicles in Use, an estimated 44.8 million cars were in use across the continent that year...

By Michael Zahariev 8 May 2018

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

Commercial vehicle market competition on the rise in Africa
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

Ryan Bax
#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

Mike Whitfield
Want to become a winning auto company in Africa? Here's how

Almost four years after Nissan ventured into auto assembly in Nigeria, it fills me with pride when I comment on our success as an auto company operating in Africa...

By Mike Whitfield 20 Apr 2017

Africa wants to place itself on the automotive roadmap
Africa wants to place itself on the automotive roadmap

Africa is keeping investors on their toes with forecasts far from being true to their word. The inherent volatility and instability of African markets...

By Ryan Bax 1 Dec 2016

Automotive lubricants market in Nigeria and South Africa expected to grow in the long term
Automotive lubricants market in Nigeria and South Africa expected to grow in the long term

Nigeria and South Africa rely heavily on imported raw materials for automotive lubricants. However, the volatility of oil prices and the devaluating currencies...

31 Oct 2016

L – R: Adebimpe Ihekuna, Head Banking Products FirstBank; Gbenga Shobo, Deputy Managing Director, FirstBank; Ebi Atawodi, General Manager for Uber in Nigeria and Babatunde Lasaki, Head Media and External Relations FirstBank
Uber drivers in Nigeria can now apply for used-vehicle loans based on driver performance

As a result of partnerships entered into between Uber Nigeria and First Bank of Nigeria Limited, Uber Nigeria is making low-interest, used-vehicle loans available to its top-rated driver-partners...

20 Oct 2016

Made-in-Nigeria Suzuki to launch in October
Made-in-Nigeria Suzuki to launch in October

Boulos Enterprises Ltd, authorised dealer of Suzuki products in Nigeria, said it will push a made-in-Nigeria Suzuki Super Carry...

By Kingsley Jeremiah 23 Sep 2016

#CARconferenceSA: Encouraging outlook for local motor industry
#CARconferenceSA: Encouraging outlook for local motor industry

Mike Whitfield, the president of Naamsa and managing director of the Nissan Group of Africa, painted an encouraging picture of the future...

6 Sep 2016

AAAM to unlock Africa's automotive development potential
AAAM to unlock Africa's automotive development potential

The development and promotion of a cohesive automotive strategy for the African continent is gaining new impetus due to the strategic vision...

24 Aug 2016

SA still best bet for car makers
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

BMW plans to grow sub-Saharan African vehicle sales
BMW plans to grow sub-Saharan African vehicle sales

BMW SA will have ready-made export markets for its forthcoming, home-made X3 sports utility vehicle (SUV) if it can develop a "structured" approach...

By David Furlonger 6 Jul 2016

#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing
#AfricaMonth: GoMyWay on the benefits of ridesharing

We know that efficient public transport remains a bugbear in many Africa countries...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 27 May 2016

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Uber-fast rollout sees app-taxi service in hiring mode

Uber wants to add more than 15,000 new job opportunities for partner-drivers in SA over the next two years as well as lift sharing and other new services...

By Hilary Joffe 17 May 2016

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Ford to invest $4.5 billion in electrified vehicle solutions

Ford is investing an additional $4.5 billion in electrified vehicle solutions by 2020 as well as changing how the company develops vehicle experiences for customers.

By Theodore Opara 4 Jan 2016

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Independents are fuelling Africa

Independent petrol retailers are making impressive gains across Africa, presenting a challenge to franchise operators for oil giants that have monopolised the continent's markets for decades.

By John Harvey 14 Jul 2014

SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers
SA Taxi's cash pile opens new frontiers

South Africa's largest minibus financier, SA Taxi, is looking for opportunities to expand its minibus lending business into other African countries and could direct R100m to its domestic finance project.

12 Jun 2014

Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia
Sanlam looking to invest in Africa, South-East Asia

Sanlam says it has R3bn in discretionary capital that is earmarked for growth opportunities mainly in Africa and South-East Asia.

By Phakamisa Ndzamela 6 Jun 2014

Ford's sub-Saharan drive may benefit SA plants
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

Private Property receives US$20-million investment from jobs portal

One Africa Media (OAM), previously named Private Property Holdings, has secured a US$25-million round of investment from Australian-listed jobs portal SEEK, for the expansion of its operations across Africa.

Issued by Private Property South Africa 28 Jun 2013

Van Zyl to head Toyota's Africa drive
Van Zyl to head Toyota's Africa drive

A global management shakeup at Toyota Motor Corporation has hit African shores, with local Toyota chief Johan van Zyl called in to head the new position of chief executive of Toyota's operations across Africa

9 Apr 2013

Africa needs economic integration
Africa needs economic integration

African countries must integrate their economies in order to support a new wave of industrial development across the continent‚ Department of Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies said Tuesday (26 March).

By Mariam Isa 27 Mar 2013

Bigger is better says motor industry
Bigger is better says motor industry

Growing affluence in emerging markets is good news for manufacturers of gas-guzzling vehicles.

11 Mar 2013

Africa sales boost SA vehicle exports
Africa sales boost SA vehicle exports

Vehicle exports from South Africa into the rest of Africa grew almost 20% last year‚ more than making up for a decline in sales to traditional‚ recession-hit markets in the European Union and the US.

By Alexander Parker 20 Feb 2013