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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

Volvo to only produce electric cars from 2019

Swedish car maker Volvo has revealed it will adopt an electrification strategy for all new models from 2019

7 Jul 2017

New Kia auto mechanic training centre in Ethiopia

The establishment of the new Kia-KOICA Green Light Auto Mechanic Training Centre in Ethiopia enables trainee mechanics to work towards a range of vocational qualifications

3 Jul 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

New mobile payment system for fuel in Namibia

Bank Windhoek has embraced mobile technology to launch the first mobile fuel payment system in Namibia

18 Apr 2017

Bosch to pay out US$327,5m over 'dieselgate'

German car parts maker, Bosch, has said that it will pay out some US$327,5 million in compensation to US buyers and dealers of Volkswagen-made diesel cars

3 Feb 2017

Petersburg design studio develops transparent city bus for FIFA World Cup

A St Petersburg design studio, Petersburg Studio Oneione, has designed a transparent plastic bus that will offer visitors unparalleled viewing of the city during the FIFA World Cup in 2018

19 Aug 2016

Google patent glues pedestrians to self-driving cars

Google on Thursday had a fresh US patent for a sticky coating that could be applied to self-driving cars so pedestrians stick instead of bouncing off when hit

23 May 2016

Continental expands West African footprint with new legal entity

Continental Tire will be expanding its presence in West Africa with the launch of a new legal entity for the region, based in Accra, the capital city of Ghana on 20 April 2016

19 Apr 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

Transport of the future takes many shapes at tech show

In the future world of mobility, you might be traveling in a car, on a bike or a personal air transporter - with a range of new possibilities raised by connected technology

12 Jan 2016

Effective Partnerships for Road Safety Symposium in Botswana

The National Road Safety Symposium will address road safety challenges in Botswana under the theme, 'Effective Partnerships for Road Safety' from 28-29 October 2015 at the Gaborone International Convention Centre

26 Oct 2015

Globalstar to deliver satellite coverage to Southern Africa

Now that its gateway in Gabarone has gone live, Globalstar can deliver affordable simplex coverage across Southern Africa

26 Jun 2015

Eco-friendly Engen for Réunion

Engen, the African energy multinational, is planning to build an eco-friendly service station in Réunion

12 Jun 2015

Kom Clarkson, ve vant you in sunny Russia...

NEWSWATCH: Sacked Top Gear presenter Jeremy Clarkson has been invited to Russia to present a motoring show there, and Piers Morgan (who has also had a Clarkson klap) has some advice for the motor mouthpiece

27 Mar 2015

Engen rolls out EV charging stations in Réunion

Engen has established a network of electric vehicle (EV) charging stations on Réunion, the French island in the Indian Ocean.

29 Sep 2014

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 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

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

Tribute to Nelson Mandela... Celebrate Madiba's life...

A great man has passed away and we all mourn the loss of Madiba, but while we mourn, let us also celebrate the life and the achievements of one of history's greatest statesmen, and certainly South Africa's and Africa's greatest. (video)

6 Dec 2013

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