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Ethiopia: Double Digit Economic Growth to Continue - World Bank

In its fifth economic update for Ethiopia, the World Bank reported that the country's growth will remain relatively steady in the coming years. The country has been growing at an average of 11pc over the past decade.   Last year, the country registered a growth of eight percent, despite facing the worst drought in five decades.   Even though the country has reduced the problem of unemployment, the figure is still remained.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 14th December 2016

MOKKA X in SA market for pre-christmas unwrapping

 Opel is stepping up its onslaught on the local compact SUV market with the pre-Christmas unwrapping of the latest version of its popular Mokka that has undergone a nifty make-over which includes a new uppercase name of MOKKA X. The jazzed up MOKKA X now brags with new daytime running LED headlight clusters, smart new upholstery and a high-end infotainment system with R4.0 IntelliLink and a driver display which is an optional extra on the.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 9th December 2016

Technician Training Centre in Cape Town for young South African's

German sports car manufacturer Porsche will, from the middle of next year, train 75 young South Africans from disadvantaged backgrounds as service technicians at its new Porsche Training and Recruitment Centre, in Cape Town. The course has a duration of three years. Those who complete the course may have the opportunity to work at Porsche South Africa (SA), or at one of its sister brands within.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 8th December 2016

motorcycle assembly in East Africa

 East African countries are closer to an agreement that could boost motorcycle assembly in the region. The EAC Secretariat has appointed a team of experts from each member state to develop a proposal that will promote value addition and motorcycle assembly in the region. The experts will identify imported motorbike parts that can be excluded from taxation in order to lower the cost of production and encourage industrialisation in the.... Read more »

Posted on : Wednesday , 7th December 2016

Motorcycle service in Kenya

 Online taxi hailing app Mondo Ride has launched a service that allows its customers to request for motorcycles, seeking to cash in on their growing popularity due to their ability to manoeuvre through traffic. The Dubai-based Romania-founded company, which launched in Kenya in January, rolled out the boda boda service recently charging customers Sh25 per kilometre in addition to a base fare of Sh50. The minimum charge for the service will.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 6th December 2016

Automobiles going green and conversing

 In 2013 we trundled along to Hillfox in Johannesburg to attend the opening of a new Kia dealership. Hardly big news you might think, but while car makers were already scrambling around coming up with green technology ideas for their cars, some manufacturers were giving thought to greening their dealerships. Kia's Hillfox facility was the first for the Korean brand in SA to be powered by solar energy. It recycled its water and collected.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 5th December 2016

Tata SA goes Flash(y)

 Cape Town - Tata South Africa has introduced an additional, limited-edition variant of its Indica hatchback. The new model, called the Flash, is based on the Indica LGi model, with several distinguishing features and significant additions to its list of equipment, says Tata. The automaker says the Flash is now specified well above the standard specification of its main competitors in the market. At R124 995, it's only R6000 more than.... Read more »

Posted on : Saturday , 3rd December 2016

East Africa: Uganda President Pushes for Ban On Importation of Vehicles

Kampala — East African Community (EAC) member states are spearheading a proposal to ban the importation of cars from outside countries.   President Museveni disclosed yesterday that they are in final stages with other East African states to ensure that no cars are imported into the region, but their spare parts, which will be assembled here to create jobs for East Africans.   However, he warned that this can only be possible.... Read more »

Posted on : Tuesday , 29th November 2016


  The global automotive business is in its most disruptive era since the advent of the industry over a century ago, creating an abundance of opportunities for new and established companies in the global automotive market. Analysts anticipate the market to grow by 2%, reaching 91 million new units sold in 2016. The African economy has seen steady growth for the past decade and even with sustained low oil and commodity prices, the automotive.... Read more »

Posted on : Monday , 28th November 2016

India-made Suzuki Baleno launches in South Africa in 3 variants

 The second India-made hatchback that went into the South African market place this month is the Suzuki Baleno. The car made its world debut at the 2015 Frankfurt Motor Show, and ever since has been exploring Europe, Asia and Oceania. Over 100,000 units of the car have been produced over the last year.   Charl Grobler, manager of sales and product planning of Suzuki Auto South Africa says the Baleno is “ideal for individuals.... Read more »

Posted on : Friday , 25th November 2016

Kenya: Pioneer Brings New Line of in-Vehicle Audio Experience to Kenya

 Pioneer Electronics, a leader in after market car electronics has introduced a new range of in-vehicle infotainment products in Kenya. According to the company, this move will enhance motorists experience and further boost its market share.   The new products include two new AV recievers aimed at enhancing in-vehicle connectivity and entertainments. Also announed are in-car recievers based on new hardware platforms to enable more.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 24th November 2016


Africa is currently home to five of the fastest growing economies in the world. According to a global study, the continent's economy is forecast to grow to $2.6 trillion in 2020 from $1.6 trillion in 2008, fuelled by booms in mining, agriculture and development of ports, roads and other infrastructure. This rapid economic growth is what is creating substantial new business opportunities in the region. Over the past decade, Africa’s real.... Read more »

Posted on : Thursday , 24th November 2016

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