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Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt

Megan van Wyngaardt is Creamer Media Senior Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

Tel: +2711 622 3744


Accreditation process for metered taxis under way

19th February 2010 With the 2010 FIFA World Cup fast approaching, public transport governing body the eThekwini Transport Authority (ETA) and the eThekwini Metro Police are once again embarking on an accreditation process for metered taxis, to ensure a decent and satisfactory level of service from this public... 

Improved but modest domestic sales expected in 2010

19th February 2010 With the world economy currently recovering from the past year’s economic crunch, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) believes that there are signs of hope for a modestly improved domestic sales environment in the South African automotive sector during... 

Need to increase local automotive component manufacturing

19th February 2010 Attention being paid to increasing local content and manufacturing in the automotive component manufacture industry should be sharpened, specialist aluminium die-caster Aluminium Squeeze Casters (ASC) MD Mike Wolhuter tells Engineering News.  

HIV/Aids research study first of its kind in South Africa

19th February 2010 Research on the South African automotive component sector’s response to HIV/Aids shows that the supplier industry has neither yet grasped the consequences of, nor considered, HIV/Aids as a significant threat to its businesses, says Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC) HIV/Aids project... 

International awards 
set benchmark 
for local plant

19th February 2010 US car manufacturer the Ford Motor Company received the North American Car of the Year award and North American Truck of the Year award for its 2010 Ford Fusion Hybrid and 2010 Ford Transit Connect, respectively, at the North American International Auto Show. It is only the third time in 17 years... 

Local company upgrades international web-based catalogue

19th February 2010 South African computer-based electronic catalogue distributor Multicat reports that it has been contracted by the Al-Futtaim group from Dubai, to upgrade the existing customer specific web-based catalogue ‘Toyota1Stop Solution’. 

Automotive manufacturer reports good financial year

19th February 2010 Despite the global recession, car manufacturer Hyundai experienced a good financial year, boasting one of the highest market shares internationally, and gaining an additional 1,5% market share in South Africa, as well as selling the same volume of vehicles in 2009 as in 2008, although the vehicle... 

Acquisitions, mergers to change the face of industry

19th February 2010 The global economic crises have seriously impacted on most automotive companies, which has resulted in a number of mergers and acquisitions mostly on the international front. In South Africa, there were not many mergers in the automotive manufacturing industries as only a few local companies fit... 

Amendments reduce cartel activities, spur economic growth

5th February 2010 The amendments made to Section 4 of the Competition Amendment Act (Act 1 of 2009) have been welcomed by government and political parties as a way of reducing the number of cartel activities and boosting economic growth. However, industries are not as keen on the amendments as there are... 

Act should develop in line with South Africa’s growth

5th February 2010 Because South Africa is a developing country, experts believe that it should have a Competition Act that can develop as it grows. The Act needs to tackle the aims of seeking to encourage competition appropriate to the characteristics of the South African economy, says law firm Webber Wentzel... 


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