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Automotive News

Racing roll-cage for taxis

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Local entrepreneur Japie Ludick has adapted the roll-cage – typically used in motor racing – for taxis. 

TAXI WAR!

By: System Author     25th February 2000 Taxi recap: can it pass the affordability test? 

What new taxis must have

By: System Author     18th February 2000 Some stringent technical criteria have been set down for the South African, German, Italian, Russian, Chinese and Indian vehicle producers bidding to supply the new purpose-built taxi fleet. 

Gauteng’s re-industrialisation plan

By: System Author     18th February 2000 The Gauteng spatial development initiative has seen a number of nodes having been identified for industrial projects. 

New export council is ‘average’

By: System Author     4th February 2000 Plastics, petrochemicals and synfibres 

This container has it all

By: System Author     4th February 2000 Innovative self-offloading and multifunctional side-tipping containers are among the products developed by Mossel Bay firm John Daniel Containers. 

Contract signals company’s success

By: System Author     4th February 2000 Road, rail and airport infrastructure 

Auto maker homes in on new training

By: System Author     28th January 2000 Durban automotive manufacturing firm Toyota has teamed up with the Production Management Institute of Southern Africa to provide quality in-house training at first line and senior supervisory levels. 

Taxi! A new order dawns in SA

By: System Author     21st January 2000 South Africa’s long-awaited taxi recapitalisation project will begin in earnest next week with an exhibition at the Kyalami race circuit in Gauteng where the eight short-listed bidders will be able to show their offerings. 

Facilities offered for taxi revamp

By: System Author     21st January 2000 Although Nissan Diesel did not submit a proposal for the renewal of South Africa’s mini-bus taxi fleet late last year, it will make available its facilities for any taxi-manufacturing consortium wishing to utilise them. 

New bus-assembly plant to be ready by April

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Swedish truck and bus manufacturer Scania and its South African arm are to benefit substantially from a R240-million contract to supply 340 buses to the largest bus operator in the Northern Province. 

Locomotive company being liquidated

By: System Author     10th December 1999 The liquidation of Bessinger Locomotives has been hampered by the departure of the company’s director to the UK. 

Multibillion-rand rebirth plan for SA taxi industry

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 In October next year, the long-awaited recapitalisation of South Africa’s 126 000-strong taxi fleet is set to begin in earnest, but there is already a flurry of activity in preparation for the event. 

Mobile techno unit to plug into SA youth

By: System Author     3rd December 1999 The hopes and dreams for a renewed interest by South Africa’s youth in engineering are set to hit the road early next year in the form of the Tsebo Koloing Technology in Motion mobile unit. 

China’s clean air rules provide gap for SA

By: System Author     26th November 1999 A decree by the Chinese government requiring a reduction in vehicle emissions by the beginning of 2000 opened up an export opportunity for South African automotive engineers and manufacturers. 

A skip, a hop provides transport solution

By: System Author     26th November 1999 It’s always a risk starting one’s own business, but with risk comes returns, which has certainly proved the case with Wray Shaw, who has designed a new multipurpose vehicle. 

Car exporter earns R4,2bn/year for SA

By: System Author     26th November 1999 As the largest exporter of vehicles in Africa, Volkswagen SA’s CEO Hans-Christian Maergner reports the outlook both for the company and South Africa to be most positive. 

SA firm in ‘armour-plated’ global deal

By: System Author     26th November 1999 South African-based defence company Vickers OMC has become the design, development and manufacturing centre for wheeled armoured fighting vehicles for the Vickers group worldwide. 

New voice emerges for retail motor sector

By: System Author     19th November 1999 The retail motor industry has a new-look organisation as its representative in response to changing market demands. 

Developments in the catalytic converter field

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Developments to Watch 

Transport interchange, Western Cape

By: System Author     19th November 1999 Tenders are invited for the construction of a station transport interchange. 

R180m ceramic substrate plant for PE

By: System Author     12th November 1999 Ceramic substrate will be manufactured at Corning’s new R180-million facility in Perseverance industrial township in Port Elizabeth. 

Car-maker’s expansion is on cruise control

By: System Author     5th November 1999 German Contribution to South Africa 

Mood of optimism sweeps auto sector

By: System Author     29th October 1999 There has been a tremendous mood swing in the local automotive industry over the past few months. 

100 vehicles can be painted in a single shift

By: System Author     29th October 1999 A R270-million investment in the BMW Rosslyn plant paintshop, in Pretoria, has brought the local facility on a par with the group’s best international operations. 

Car-maker’s new-era R1,3bn export strategy

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Vehicle manufacturer DaimlerChrysler South Africa is investing R1,3-billion in its East London plant to take it into a new era of exports. 

Cairo taxi-goers defy death on daily basis

By: System Author     29th October 1999 Tech Track 

Water -orne paint line, Eastern Cape

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Millions to be invested in building a new fully-automated water-borne paint line in East London. 

SA urged to play global automotive role

By: System Author     15th October 1999 South Africa has the potential to play a larger role in the global automotive industry. 

World motor industry goes for value, not verticality

By: System Author     15th October 1999 A profound transformation is taking place in the global motor industry. 

UK motor industry benefits from renaissance

By: System Author     15th October 1999 The UK motor industry has enjoyed a remarkable renaissance over the past 15 years. 

Only one customer for emission tester

By: System Author     15th October 1999 The South African Bureau of Standards has announced an investment of R30-million into the first vehicle exhaust emission test facility in Africa this month. 

The engineering challenge of bus safety

By: System Author     15th October 1999 Tech Track 

Top group buying SA diesel assets

By: System Author     8th October 1999 The world’s foremost automotive company is taking over some of South Africa’s State-owned diesel engine assets. 

SA to be sole engine supplier for Indian car

By: System Author     8th October 1999 The Port Elizabeth South African Motor Corporation engine plant has started production of the Ford 1,6 RoCam engine which it will supply exclusively to the Indian market. 

New bus range sees the light in SA

By: System Author     8th October 1999 “A peep at the shape of public transport in the Cape Metropolitan Area of the future” 

What South Africa will get for its R21-billion

By: System Author     1st October 1999 The list of national or non-defence industrial participation projects which will be undertaken in South Africa in return for the country’s R21-billion purchase of defence equipment is long and varied, ranging from stainless steel to tourism. 

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