Automotive component suppliers commit R4.3bn to establish operations in Tshwane

    Government is investing R3.5bn in the SEZ, which is set to create thousands of jobs. Ford says 12 of its suppliers and related services companies have made the commitment, while another 10 are showing ‘keen interest’. Image: Supplied More than R4.3 billion is to be invested in the Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ) by 12 Ford suppliers and related services companies that have committed to establishing operations in the SEZ. Ford’s executive director of government affairs for Africa, Dhiren Vanmali, confirmed this on Tuesday, adding that another…

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Ford to create 1200 jobs as Silverton plant expands

  JOHANNESBURG – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has said it planned to create at least 1200 new jobs at its Silverton assembly plant in Pretoria as it expanded production in order to meet increasing demand for the new Ranger, Ranger Raptor and Everest. The company said yesterday that expanded production would add about 10000 jobs within the total value chain. FMCSA said the shift would begin working in August to take its total headcount in South Africa to more than 5000 employees. “The R3billion investment in our…

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Ford unveils next-gen Kuga for SA: New hybrid SUV, drive modes, improved tech

• Sleek, spacious all-new Ford Kuga unveiled • Mild-, full- and plug-in hybrid powertrains • Based on Ford’s new global C2 architecture • FordPass Connect, 12.3″ digital cluster, wireless charging, SYNC 3 with 8″ touchscreen, B&O Sound System • Distinctive all-new Kuga variants including Titanium, ST-Line and Vignale Ford has unveiled its stylish and distinctive range of new Kuga SUVs. Ford says: “The Kuga Titanium, sporty ST Line and upscale Vignale will offer an advanced range of hybrid powertrains for unprecedented SUV fuel-efficiency.” The comprehensive line-up includes Kuga Plug-In Hybrid,…

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