The longer-term future of Mercedes-Benz’s production plant in East London has been secured by investments to ensure its flexibility to produce vehicles with different powertrains.
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Government and automotive original equipment manufacturers are working towards accelerating the development of manufacturing capabilities for new energy vehicles in South Africa.
Trade, industry & competition minister Ebrahim Patel has briefed parliament on matters related to the Copyright Amendment Bill and Performers’ Protection Amendment Bill.
Toyota is set to produce its first “hybrid synergy drive” (petrol-electric) car on the African continent at its plant in Durban, as part of a R2.5-billion investment in a new production line.
As the number of Covid-19 cases continues to increase, South African-made ventilators have gone into production, with the life-saving machines expected to be ready in a few weeks.
Amazon.com will hire 3 000 people in customer service in South Africa this year, the e-retailing and cloud computing giant said on Thursday.
Compare the draft regulations leaked over the weekend to the original “framework for sectors” published for comment and it’s clear that these are level 3 in name only; we’ve all but skipped right to level 2.
Minister Ebrahim Patel has backed down over government’s ban on unfettered e-commerce during level-4 of the lockdown, handing a stunning victory to an industry that has lobbied hard to have the restrictions removed.
With South Africa in lockdown, citizens need to stand up to irrational decisions by politicians who think they know better. E-commerce is one area where this fight needs to be waged. By Duncan McLeod.
Trade & industry minister Ebrahim Patel has effectively shot down requests by online traders to allow unfettered e-commerce in South Africa, saying doing so would be seen to be “unfair competition”.