BMW Invests More In Its Rosslyn plant In South Africa

An additional R160 million to be pumped into the Rosslyn manufacturing facility to enhance production line speed. The enhancement raises the maximum production capacity by almost 10%, from 71 000 units to 76 000 units,

leaving the plant with excellent potential in the future to produce the highest volume ever in its 44 year history.

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What does Kenya’s New Railway Mean for OBOR?

China’s increasingly large footprint in Africa has generated both optimism and fear. The debate over whether China will improve African economies through sustainable infrastructure or undercut local markets through export-focused trade has been under increasing scrutiny as China prepares to embark on what many consider the “biggest development push in history.” In 2013, China announced its “One Belt One Road” (OBOR) project.

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South African new vehicle sales showed encouraging year-on-year improvements in July 2017, and Ford was once again a key player in contributing to domestic volumes.

Having sold a total of 5 561 vehicles locally, Ford claimed an 11.9% share of total industry sales for the month which ended on 46 719 units. The Silverton-based company currently holds 12.4% market share year-to-date.

The Ford Ranger continues to be one of South Africa’s top-selling vehicles overall and in the crucial light commercial vehicle (LCV) sector,

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South Africa unveils first locomotive to be manufactured in Africa

Transnet which is South Africa’s rail company recently unveiled the first locomotive to be designed, engineered and manufactured in Africa, the Trans-Africa locomotive.

Transnet Chief Executive Officer, Siyabonga Gama confirmed the news and said that the new locomotive, which will be assembled at the company’s production facility in Koedoespoort, east of Pretoria, symbolized a crucial and vital step in its strategy of becoming a leading manufacturer and supplier of rolling stock in Africa.

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