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Mahindra launches new tractor, farm equipment range in South Africa

26th November 2021 Mahindra South Africa (SA) has launched a new range of tractors and farm equipment in the domestic market.  Mahindra SA says these products will be introduced in a phased manner.  

Government promises to expedite driver-related policy changes in road freight industry

26th November 2021 Government has committed to speeding up policy changes in the road-freight sector following recent protests by truck drivers against foreign nationals filling job opportunities they believe should go to local drivers, as well as what they view as the lack of regulation in the road-freight... 

Daimler Trucks SA to split from Mercedes-Benz SA on December 1

26th November 2021 Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa (DTBSA) will officially split from Mercedes-Benz South Africa (MBSA) on December 1, mirroring an amicable global divorce between the German truck and car manufacturers The two manufacturers will, however, continue to share the three-pointed star, with... 

DTIC to submit EV policy to Cabinet before year-end – Mlota

26th November 2021 The Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) should present a refined new-energy vehicle (NEV) policy to Cabinet before the end of the year, says DTIC automotives chief director Mkhululi Mlota. The DTIC in May issued a Draft Green Paper on the Advancement of New-Energy Vehicles in... 

Team appointed to study feasibility of rolling out green transport in Gauteng

26th November 2021 Gauteng Public Transport and Roads Infrastructure MEC Jacob Mamabolo has appointed Gauteng Transport Authority head Jack van der Merwe to lead a team to investigate the possibility of rolling out green transport, including electric vehicles (EVs), within the structures of the provincial... 

Chery re-enters South Africa with new Tiggo, million-km warranty

25th November 2021 Chinese vehicle manufacturer Chery is officially back in South Africa. The local arm of the group this week launched the Tiggo 4 Pro, with a choice of four derivatives, two petrol engines and three transmissions.  

Auto industry welcomes the introduction of cleaner fuels in 2023 – Naamsa

25th November 2021 Naamsa | The Automotive Business Council says it welcomes the announcement of the next step in government’s clean fuels programme, set to become effective in September 2023. The Department Mineral Resources and Energy (DMRE) earlier this year gazetted the introduction of the next phase of the... 

Ford unveils the brand-new, set to be made-in-South Africa Ranger bakkie

24th November 2021 The new Ranger bakkie – or the new Ranger midsize truck, as it is known in the US – finally broke cover on Wednesday. Production of the pickup is set to start at Ford South Africa’s Silverton plant in Pretoria next year for the local market, as well as for more than 100 export markets. 

Barloworld’s extensive restructuring pays dividends

22nd November 2021 Diversified group Barloworld is finally reaping the rewards of an extensive restructuring process. Announcing its financial results for the year ended September 30, the group saw operating profit from continuing operations improve by 119% year-on-year to R4.3-billion. 

Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone hosts Ford, govt delegation

22nd November 2021 In the lead-up to next year’s launch of the next-generation Ford Ranger, Ford South Africa has hosted a high-level delegation in an oversight visit at its Silverton assembly plant and the adjacent Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ). The visit followed the announcement in February... 

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