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    Volkswagen biggest launch of the year will be broadcast to South Africans via a digital premiere
    T-Roc’s South African launch will take place on 17 June 2020


    Johannesburg – Volkswagen’s major vehicle launch for 2020 will be streamed via a digital event. The T-Roc will premiere in South Africa on Thursday, 17 June 2020.
    “Covid-19 has necessitated our brand to find new...

    Volkswagen’s major vehicle launch for 2020 will be streamed via a digital event. The T-Roc will premiere in South Africa on Thursday, 17 June 2020.

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    Ford is resuming production and operations in South Africa beginning 1 June 2020, taking a phased approach


    Robust safety and care measures have been implemented to support a safe and healthy environment for the company’s workforce with health assessment measures, provision of personal protective equipment and facility modifications to increase social...

    Ford has implemented a phased restart for its South African operations beginning 1 June, including restarting vehicle and engine production and bringing back the first wave of employees that are not able to do their jobs remotely.

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    PORT ELIZABETH - Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced the appointment of Billy Tom (50) as its new CEO and Managing Director, transitioning from 01 June and officially assuming full responsibility from 01 July 2020. He succeeds outgoing MD Michael Sacke, who has opted to pursue other opportunities.
    Isuzu Motors South Africa Chairman, Shigeji Sugimoto, said that Tom would...

    Isuzu Motors South Africa has announced the appointment of Billy Tom (50) as its new CEO and Managing Director, transitioning from 01 June and officially assuming full responsibility from 01 July 2020.

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    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa remains committed to flattening the curve


    Ford shows its manufacturing and business versatility during a time of unprecedented disruption


    Partners, Individuals and Employees send messages of thanks and gratitude

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 01 June 2020 – Demonstrating profound versatility and compassion, Ford Motor Company...

    Demonstrating profound versatility and compassion, Ford Motor Company Southern Africa (FMCSA) has pivoted elements of its daily business operations in order to effectively respond to the COVID-19 pandemic, all the while maintaining and protecting traditional business foundations.

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    The Hyundai Motor Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment have entered into a unique and unprecedented multi-picture promotional partnership that will feature the automaker’s new models and technologies in upcoming Sony Pictures productions.
    Under the deal Hyundai Motor will also offer substantial marketing support and the companies will collaborate on a wide range of...

    The Hyundai Motor Company and Sony Pictures Entertainment have entered into a unique and unprecedented multi-picture promotional partnership that will feature the automaker’s new models and technologies in upcoming Sony Pictures productions.

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    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa is coming to the rescue of customers with a friendly smile behind its mask, offering relief halfway through the world-wide corona crisis with a host of special offers.
    These include:

    No deposit on the Eclipse Cross
    No deposit on the Pajero Sport
    No deposit on the Pajero LWB

    With the reopening of business on Monday as South Africa enters...

    Mitsubishi Motors South Africa is coming to the rescue of customers with a friendly smile behind its mask, offering relief halfway through the world-wide corona crisis with a host of special offers.

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    Ford announces the return of the Mustang Mach 1


    The special edition will claim the top spot in the Mustang 5.0-liter V8 performance lineup


    Mach 1 debuted for the 1969 model year delivering performance and improved dynamics with its GT handling suspension

    PRETORIA, South Africa, May 29, 2020 – With speed, style and a name that embodies both, Ford today announces...

    With speed, style and a name that embodies both, Ford today announces the Mustang Mach 1 is roaring back to life this year.

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    PORT ELIZABETH - Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) today (Friday) hosted a delegation from the Eastern Cape Department for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT).
    Led by the MEC of the DEDEAT, Mlungisi Mvoko, the delegation’s main purpose of the visit was to understand the challenges which the automotive industry faces as a result of the COVID-19...

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) today (Friday) hosted a delegation from the Eastern Cape Department for Economic Development, Environmental Affairs and Tourism (DEDEAT).

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    Neil Woolridge Motorsport (NWM) is Ford’s official global partner for designing and producing the cross country racing Ford Ranger for local and international competition


    The team has expanded its focus on increasing empowerment and diversity opportunities with Wiseman Gumede taking on the role of race weekend technician and future development driver


    Eight full-time...

    Motor racing is generally an expensive and exclusive sport, particularly at the top echelons where big budgets are required to be competitive.

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    In times of great uncertainty, the side hustle is a way to build financial stability


    The side hustle economy, according to a recent survey, contributes to job creation with more than one-third of side hustlers employing at least one other person


    Investing in a versatile vehicle, like a #BuiltFordTough Ranger, could help you in the ‘gig economy’

    PRETORIA, South...

    Just prior to the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, South Africa’s economy slid into its third recession since 1994.

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    www.solidarityerace.co.za
    Online gaming, although not a new concept, has powered its way to the front of the minds of sports fans’ thanks to the worldwide lockdown. South African motorsport fans haven’t been left behind, with the likes of the Seagate Gaming Solidarity e-Race series giving expert gamers, professional drivers, amateur club aces and even spectators a competitive...

    RACING TOGETHER

    Online gaming, although not a new concept, has powered its way to the front of the minds of sports fans’ thanks to the worldwide lockdown.

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    Ford has always acknowledged the key role that its workforce plays in the success of the company, from its founding years through to today
    Ongoing skills development and empowerment opportunities are provided at every level of the business to create a culture of professional and personal growth
    In celebration of Workers Month, we profile two of Ford’s South African...

    Henry Ford pioneered numerous innovations in the automotive industry, most notably the integrated moving assembly line introduced in 1913, which reduced the time to build the legendary Model T from 12.5 to 1.5 hours.

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    Port Elizabeth - Isuzu is a partner for the long run, particularly when it comes to becoming proactively involved in providing healthcare support to the local community during the COVID-19 crisis.
    For the past few weeks Isuzu’s Vehicle Conversion and Distribution Centre (VCDC) in Markman Industrial Township, Port Elizabeth, was made available to serve as a centralised...

    Isuzu is a partner for the long run, particularly when it comes to becoming proactively involved in providing healthcare support to the local community during the COVID-19 crisis.

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    Motomatch provides platform for customers and dealers to connect in a safe and secure way
    Online vehicle sales promote social distancing and health measures, and comply with the government’s COVID-19 regulations
    Customers are increasingly relying on digital platforms as a convenient way of finding the best deals – a trend that is growing rapidly

    CAPE TOWN, South Africa,...

    Motomatch is proving to be an exceptionally beneficial tool to drive the sustainability of the motor industry and dealer network during the COVID-19 lockdown.

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    PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) has revamped its seven-seater mu-X sport utility vehicle (SUV) with an eye-catching array of styling enhancements for the exterior, along with more sophisticated and upmarket finishes for the cabin.
    The safety package has also been upgraded with the addition of a Brake Override System (BOS), as recently introduced on the Isuzu...

    Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) has revamped its seven-seater mu-X sport utility vehicle (SUV) with an eye-catching array of styling enhancements for the exterior, along with more sophisticated and upmarket finishes for the cabin.

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    The Giulietta Spider’s starring role in Italian films at the beginning of the 1960s were the dress rehearsals for the Duetto to comement Italian charm in Hollywood movies.
    The Africa Romeo Duetto was irresistible, seducing Steve McQueen, Dustin Hoffman, and Muhammad Ali.
    Faithful to Alfa Romeo DNA, the Duetto was uch more than a trend-setter: it was deeply elegant and also...

    “It is a very forgiving car. Very pretty, too.” That’s what Steve McQueen had to say about the Duetto. The legendary actor and car enthusiast had been invited by Sports Illustrated to try the Italian spider in the summer of 1966, along with other "fast friends".

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    Tokyo, May 27, 2020 – MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) today announced that eK X (pronounced eK “cross”) and eK Wagon have been awarded the highest rating by Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP).
    The JNCAP is a joint project by the Ministry of Land, Infrastructure, Transport and Tourism and the National Agency for Automotive Safety and Victims’ Aid (NASVA).
    Both the eK...

    Tokyo, May 27, 2020 – MITSUBISHI MOTORS CORPORATION (MMC) today announced that eK X (pronounced eK “cross”) and eK Wagon have been awarded the highest rating by Japan New Car Assessment Program (JNCAP).

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    Uitenhage plant restarts production in line with Level 4 lockdown regulations
    100-point plan implemented to protect employees on site

    Uitenhage – Following a gradual ramp-up of its local production, the Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage has resumed its manufacturing operations.
    In line with the regulations pertaining to Level 4 of lockdown, VWSA...

    Following a gradual ramp-up of its local production, the Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage has resumed its manufacturing operations.

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    Ford to ensure its all-new all-electric Mustang Mach-E stays up to date thanks to quick and easy over-the-air software updates that can be done from anywhere, even in your own home.


    Many updates can be completed in under two minutes1, with many virtually invisible to customers, enabled by an innovative cloud-connected platform.


    Secure software updates offer...

    Owners of the all-new, all-electric Mustang Mach-E won’t experience the fear of missing out, thanks to over-the-air updates, continuously improve the SUV over the vehicle’s life, without leaving home.

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    Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA Fiat & Abarth Brands, and Jean-Baptiste Ley, ERC Co-ordinator, take stock of the Abarth Rally Cup, part of the ERC – the European Rally Championship – while we wait for the next starting line in the Championship.

    While we wait for the engines to be restarted, Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA Fiat & Abarth Brands, and Jean-Baptiste Ley,...

    While we wait for the engines to be restarted, Luca Napolitano, Head of EMEA Fiat & Abarth Brands, and Jean-Baptiste Ley, ERC Co-ordinator, take stock of the sporting successes of the Abarth 124 rally and the Abarth Rally Cup, part of the FIA European Rally Championship.

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    FCA shares in the concept of enhancing and promoting historical heritage through Italy’s archive festival. This year, due to the Covid-19 emergency, the appointment will take place entirely online, on the website www.archivissima.it with over 50 podcasts and a suggestive digital exhibition
    From 5 to 8 June, the third edition of Archivissima will take place. This national...

    FCA shares in the concept of enhancing and promoting historical heritage through Italy’s archive festival.

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    HIROSHIMA, Japan – Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the release of our virtual racing car, “Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept.”  Jointly developed with Polyphony Digital Inc., the vehicle is available for download in Gran Turismo Sport. The RX-Vision GT3 Concept is our newest virtual race car in Sony Interactive Entertainment’s PlayStation®4 driving simulation title, Gran...

    Mazda Motor Corporation has announced the release of our virtual racing car, “Mazda RX-Vision GT3 Concept.” Jointly developed with Polyphony Digital Inc., the vehicle is available for download in Gran Turismo Sport.

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    Volkswagen takes first step on the journey to the connected car
    WeConnect Go offers an easy ‘Plug & Play’ car connectivity solution for Volkswagen customers
    WeConnect Go App, which replaces the MyVW App, is now available for iOS and Android users in South Africa


    Johannesburg – Volkswagen has taken the first step on the journey towards the connected car by launching...

    Volkswagen has taken the first step on the journey towards the connected car by launching the WeConnect Go app in South Africa. The app which is compatible with both iOS and Android, is now available for download and use by Volkswagen customers.

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    Messe Frankfurt South Africa has made the decision to postpone the Festival of Motoring to August 2021. The Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank is the largest automotive show on the African continent and the only national industry supported event endorsed by the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (NAAMSA).
    “In light of the ongoing...

    Messe Frankfurt South Africa has made the decision to postpone the Festival of Motoring to August 2021.

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    Professional karter and Formula 4 racer Jordan Sherratt demonstrated incredible versatility as he dominated the third iteration of the Seagate Gaming Solidarity e-Race series. The recent round of the popular racing event took place at the virtual rendition of the Nürburgring Nordschleife over the past week.
    Sherratt quickly got to grips with the daunting ‘Green Hell’ to secure...

    Professional karter and Formula 4 racer Jordan Sherratt demonstrated incredible versatility as he dominated the third iteration of the Seagate Gaming Solidarity e-Race series.

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    85 employees from Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant and its supplier companies have produced almost 190 000 COVID-19 protective face shields to date for donation


    The initiative supports the South African government’s drive to provide all frontline medical and essential services personnel with personal protective equipment (PPE)


    Face shields donated to hospitals,...

    The COVID-19 pandemic and subsequent national lockdown may have turned peoples’ lives upside down, but it has also united people as they join forces to fight this health and humanitarian crisis.

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    Mkhize heads Ford’s social media team within Communications Division
    She has nine years’ experience working in the communications sphere with a focus on social media
    Replaces Vusi Mbatha who has moved to a new role as Dealer Development Manager

    Pretoria, South Africa, 21 May 2020 – Ford Motor Company has appointed Londeka Mkhize as its new social media lead for South...

    Ford Motor Company has appointed Londeka Mkhize as its new social media lead for South Africa.

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    The fifth episode of the “Storie Alfa Romeo” is set in post-war Italy, rebuilding towards the economic boom.
    Alfa Romeo confirmed its legendary status: the fastest cars on the track and on the road.
    Alfa Romeo became both a status symbol and the perfect high performance police cars. Both the State Police and the Carabinieri have used just about every Alfa Romeo model from...

    In post-war Italy, Alfa Romeo cars were legendary. They proved they were faster than any other car, both on the track and on the road. They were powerful and they always won, no matter what - like good over evil. They had all the right technical and symbolic characteristics to become the natural choice for the State Police Corps.

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    It is a well-known fact that becoming a professional racing driver is very difficult. Even though the Seagate Gaming Solidarity e-Race has made that title a lot more attainable, it still proves to be challenging with the number of talented drivers competing for it. But like the real-life motorsport disciplines that we have come to admire and support, there is a variety of ways...

    It is a well-known fact that becoming a professional racing driver is very difficult. Even though the Seagate Gaming Solidarity e-Race has made that title a lot more attainable, it still proves to be challenging with the number of talented drivers competing for it.

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    Some iconic Ford vehicles have appeared in numerous games, from PC to PlayStation, and Wii to Xbox.
    Ford invites gaming enthusiasts to test drive these games while their real wheels stay parked.
    If all this game play doesn’t quite hit the mark, Ford invites budding car enthusiasts to test drive their automotive design with Fordzilla hub.

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 20 May...

    Missing your driving? You don’t have to be. You can still get the Ford engine rumbling and its revs racing, albeit virtually, with the best games to keep the household buzzing. Not only can scheduled game time add structure to a day and break the monotony of crucial “Stay Home” directives, it can promote family time and friendly competition.

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    Running is the top trend sport during the coronavirus crisis
    10 tips from Continental for healthy jogging, issued in cooperation with sports physicians
    Good running shoes are essential – like models with the high-grip “Continental sole”

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 20 May 2020 – Amateur joggers in colourful outfits are normally a familiar sight in parks and forests, as...

    Amateur joggers in colourful outfits are normally a familiar sight in parks and forests, as well as on city sidewalks.

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    PremiumContact 6 came out on top of an independent tyre test conducted by the German, Austrian and Swiss automobile clubs, ADAC, ÖAMTC and TCS
    Test of 225/40 R18 tyre size fitted to a VW Golf GTI, 16 tyre brands evaluated, Continental tyre earned top marks in the wet, excelled in braking and handling
    Continental SportContact 6 won two separate ultra-high performance (UHP)...

    Continental’s PremiumContact 6 and ultra-high performance (UHP) SportContact 6 tyres have once again come out on top of comprehensive and independent summer tyre tests in Europe.

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    All the secrets of the new Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile fitted to the iconic Abarth 695 70° Anniversario.
    Tested in the FCA wind tunnel in Orbassano, near Turin, and on the Vallelunga circuit near Rome, the Spoiler ad Assetto Variabile improves grip on fast mixed courses and stability at high speeds.
    The quest for performance, including continuous refinement of...

    Carlo Abarth’s “performance concept” went way beyond a quest for pure power, maximum speed, and acceleration.

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    Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant uses an advanced Fits Gate system on its assembly line in Pretoria to measure the gap and flushness between all sheet metal components of the Ranger and Everest
    Handheld laser measurement gauges are used by operators on either side of the vehicle who move from the front to the back measuring the bonnet, doors and tailgate
    Every vehicle...

    The complexity and technology involved in a modern vehicle assembly plant is simply breathtaking, with Ford Company of Southern Africa’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria capable of building over 26 000 different combinations of the Ranger pickup and Everest seven-seater SUV for domestic sales and export to over 100 markets globally.

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    New preventative measures in place for visitors and a thank you to healthcare workers.
    Maranello, 18 May 2020 – The Ferrari museums open their doors to the public today, in line with Italian government regulations.
    After closing on February 24 in compliance with the Region of Emilia-Romagna’s emergency healthcare directives, the Ferrari Museum in Maranello and the Museo Enzo...

    The Ferrari museums open their doors to the public today, in line with Italian government regulations.

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    In line with the latest regulations, Subaru Southern Africa and its dealer network is open. The safety of our employees and customers is of utmost importance and a number of measures have been implemented across our dealer network to ensure the highest levels of hygiene. The measures below are essential to reduce the risk of spreading the virus when our employees are...

    In line with the latest regulations, Subaru Southern Africa and its dealer network is open.

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    While Formula 1 enjoys its contract-signing ‘silly season’, the real racing action continues online. It’s a fascinating new era in the sport where the average armchair enthusiast can fight it out with top-line sim racers and professional racing drivers on some of the most iconic tracks around the world. South Africa hasn’t been left behind, thanks to the locally run Solidarity...

    SIM IS THE NEW REAL

    While Formula 1 enjoys its contract-signing ‘silly season’, the real racing action continues online.

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    Honda Motor Southern has confirmed that all nationwide dealerships have resumed operations.
    This is after the The Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition, Mr. Ebrahim
    Patel announced that certain trading activities on vehicles will be permitted during Alert Level 4.
    “The health and safety of our customers and staff is of paramount importance” says Dinesh Govender,...

    Honda Motor Southern has confirmed that all nationwide dealerships have resumed operations.

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    PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu has been voted as “The brand which has the best sales people” in a consumer survey conducted by cars.co.za as part of it annual Ownership Satisfaction Survey conducted in 2019.
    The survey measures and tracks a wide range of issues of importance to South African car buyers, with more than 10 000 new vehicle owners participating in the 2019 survey.
    “We...

    Isuzu has been voted as “The brand which has the best sales people” in a consumer survey conducted by cars.co.za as part of it annual Ownership Satisfaction Survey conducted in 2019.

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    The Model T is considered by many to be one of the most influential cars of all time, selling more than 15 million in various configurations


    Henry Ford revolutionised the assembly line, dramatically reducing vehicle cost and build time. His concept is still used today


    Visit the top-secret experimental room where the Model T was designed without leaving the comfort...

    And it’s on this day (18 May), National Museum Day, that Ford South Africa chooses to recognise not only the eponymous Henry Ford - for his determination to make the motor car affordable to the average citizen and modernize the assembly line - but to also highlight the many Ford museums you can visit virtually during these trying lockdown times.

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    The Prancing Horse protagonist of online event dedicated to Emilia-Romagna’s motor industry
    The Maranello marque taking part in the opening conference, the round table discussion on racing world, and the E-Talent Talks for young people and start-ups
    A coaching session with FDA Hublot Esports Team sim drivers and two live-streamed tours of the Ferrari Museums complete the rich...

    Motor Valley Fest Digital, the online event dedicated to the marques that have built Emilia-Romagna’s Motor Valley legend, opens its virtual doors today, and runs until May 17.

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    On Tuesday 12th May, with assistance from Boxer Super Stores Alexandra, Haval and Rays of Hope distributed 152 nutritious Food Parcels into Alexandra. Each food parcel will feed a family of 5 for a month and included essential food items like rice, cake flour, maize meal, samp, oil and more.
    Keeping vulnerable people fed amid this pandemic is of utmost importance.
    Haval would...

    On Tuesday 12th May, with assistance from Boxer Super Stores Alexandra, Haval and Rays of Hope distributed 152 nutritious Food Parcels into Alexandra. Each food parcel will feed a family of 5 for a month and included essential food items like rice, cake flour, maize meal, samp, oil and more.

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    Bird poop can seriously damage your vehicle’s paintwork.


    Laboratory-developed bird poop is tested on Ford vehicles’ paintwork, to ensure that the paintwork protects your car and stays shiny.


    Regularly wash your vehicle and gently remove harmful looking substances from the paintwork immediately.

    Pretoria, South Africa, 14 May 2020 – While getting struck by bird...

    While getting struck by bird poop may be a sign of good luck in many countries, bird poop landing on your car can have more serious consequences, for your paintwork. Fortunately, Ford vehicles are tested for just this eventuality, with the help of artificial bird poop.

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    In total security, the activities of FCA Heritage resume in the Mirafiori complex in Turin: everything from certification of historic vintage cars to services of technical assistance and maintenance to total restoration.
    Check this link to view the suggestive video tribute announcing the reactivation of the Officine Classiche workshops.
    And here you can download the press...

    As from today the FCA Heritage Officine Classiche workshops set inside the Mirafiori industrial complex in Turin are operative again

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    Volkswagen Motorsport is at the forefront of investing in the future of motorsport in South Africa



    Johannesburg – With a proud 40-year history that has seen the People’s Car investing in racing drivers such as Sarel van der Merwe, Tschops Siphuka, the late Gugu Zulu and recently the likes of Keagan Masters and Jonathan Mogotsi; Volkswagen Motorsport has announced a...

    With a proud 40-year history that has seen the People’s Car investing in racing drivers such as Sarel van der Merwe, Tschops Siphuka, the late Gugu Zulu and recently the likes of Keagan Masters and Jonathan Mogotsi; Volkswagen Motorsport has announced a partnership with Squadra Corse to make motorsport more accessible in South Africa.

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    Ford dealers across South Africa have started re-opening in line with the government’s Alert Level 4 directives which allow a gradual phased-in process commencing 13 May


    Safety and hygiene measures introduced at all Ford dealers to mitigate risks and provide peace of mind for customers and dealer staff


    Customer support mechanisms introduced including extensions for...

    As COVID-19 restrictions have been lifted to Alert Level 4 and in line with the Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) regulations gazetted on 12 May 2020, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has confirmed that its nationwide dealers are beginning to open for business with an absolute priority to ensure a safe and sanitary environment for all Ford customers and dealership employees.

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    MIDRAND, South Africa – Mazda is proud to support the nation’s healthcare workers.
    Starting from 5th of May, Mazda dealers across South Africa are offering a free vehicle service to registered healthcare workers under level 4 and level 5 lockdown. This program is available to all Mazda vehicles, irrespective of their age.
    “We understand the important role that vehicles play...

    Mazda is proud to support the nation’s healthcare workers.

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    The bond between Alfa Romeo and Formula 1 is inscribed in the history of GP racing: Alfa Romeo won the inaugural Grand Prix Championship in 1950, with Nino Farina on board an Alfa Romeo Tipo 158 "Alfetta", a success repeated in 1951 by Juan Manuel Fangio in the Alfetta 159
    Race number One Thousand
    May 13 marks the anniversary of the very first Formula 1 Grand Prix race ever,...

    The bond between Alfa Romeo and Formula 1 is inscribed in the history of GP racing: Alfa Romeo won the inaugural Grand Prix Championship in 1950, with Nino Farina on board an Alfa Romeo Tipo 158 "Alfetta", a success repeated in 1951 by Juan Manuel Fangio in the Alfetta 159

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    Enactus team from the University of KwaZulu-Natal wins Ford Motor Company Fund grant to assist local communities affected by COVID-19 lockdown regulations
    Students developed SmartGro (www.smartgro.co.za), which uses smart mobility and a web-based solution that provides delivery of essential goods to those needing access to food and medication while still maintaining social...

    A South African student team from the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) has been selected as one of 14 Enactus teams globally to receive a grant through the Ford Motor Company Fund’s COVID-19 College Challenge for their innovative community projects.

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    Two Ford Rangers have been provided to the South African Red Cross Society in Nelson Mandela Bay to assist with relief efforts during the COVID-19 pandemic


    Red Cross has assisted over 5 000 direct beneficiaries in and around Port Elizabeth, and reached 45 000 people through its COVID-19 education and awareness campaigns


    The South African Red Cross Society forms part...

    Every year, World Red Cross and Red Crescent Day on 8 May celebrates and honours the millions of volunteers and members of the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) around the globe who provide a lifeline to communities in need across 189 countries.

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    Ford has turned to racing to prove its products and technologies against the best in the world
    Ford’s podium lockout during the 1966 24 Hours of Le Mans race with the GT40 has been described by company executive chairman Bill Ford as “the defining moment in Ford’s race history”
    The Ford Capri Perana V8 was SA’s fastest locally produced road car and was unbeatable on the...

    Racing is in Ford’s DNA and it all started with company founder Henry Ford whose only ever race and race victory led to the subsequent formation of the Ford Motor Company.

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    JHB – MITSUBISHI MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA in Partnership with SANZAAR Rugby Referees Jaco Peyper, Rasta Rashivenga and Junior Springbok assistant coach Bafana Nhleko embarked on community feeding projects over the last week. Our aim was to reach community members in need with a small food parcel during this time. “A small donation from us can make a world of difference to families...

    MITSUBISHI MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA in Partnership with SANZAAR Rugby Referees Jaco Peyper, Rasta Rashivenga and Junior Springbok assistant coach Bafana Nhleko embarked on community feeding projects over the last week. Our aim was to reach community members in need with a small food parcel during this time.

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    Ford National Dealer Council contributes R1-million to face shields project, which matches Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s investment


    Absa, which has a joint venture with Ford Credit, contributes R600 000


    R300 000 donated by other Ford suppliers and business partners


    100 000 face shields produced at Ford’s Silverton plant in Pretoria to...

    Ford dealers in South Africa have stepped up to support Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s initiative to produce COVID-19 face shields by contributing R1-million to the project from the Ford National Dealer Council.

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