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    Between 2017 and 2019, Ford’s Global Caring Month – through grants from Ford Motor Company Fund – has sponsored sewing courses for unemployed people in Port Elizabeth
    The Al-Fidaa Foundation provides accredited training courses for those without jobs, giving them essential skills to establish their own small businesses and generate an income
    The course teaches the mostly...

    Ford’s Global Caring Month, held annually in September, is the company’s signature event that sees Ford volunteers around the world tackling hundreds of projects to uplift and empower communities.

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    The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth is one of the Eastern Cape’s top exporters, having won its fourth annual Exporter of the Year award from Exporters Eastern Cape this year
    As part of Ford’s global supply chain, the Struandale Engine Plant produces machined components and fully assembly engines for the domestic market, as well as direct and indirect...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s Struandale Engine Plant, based in Port Elizabeth, is renowned as one of the Eastern Cape’s leading exporters, having recently won its fourth Best Exporter OEM award from Exporters Eastern Cape.

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    Ford Wildlife Fund (FWF) has provided a locally-built Ford Ranger to the WESSA International Schools Programme to promote education for sustainable development
    The WESSA International Schools Programme’s Eco-Schools project began in 2003, and reaches over 1-million learners and almost 50 000 teachers on an annual basis
    FWF currently supports 25 nature conservation,...

    The Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF) has expanded its commitment to education and environmental awareness by providing the Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa (WESSA) with a Ford Ranger Double Cab 4x4 for a period of two years, to enhance the organisation’s high-impact International Schools Programme.

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    New 5 000m2 Wheel and Tyre Facility a further step towards improving the Silverton Assembly Plant’s efficiency and capacity
    Fully automated wheel and tyre fitment and balancing process capable of handling 15 to 20-inch rim diameters, nine rim options and 20 tyre variants
    Approximately 2 400 rims and tyres fitted per day to support the production capacity of 480 vehicles...

    In its ongoing drive to improve production efficiencies and capacity, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has launched a new Wheel and Tyre Facility at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria, which produces the Ranger pickup and Everest sport utility vehicle (SUV) for domestic sales and over 100 export markets around the world.

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    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) supports Rally to Read as part of its ongoing commitment to empowering and educating the youth in South Africa


    Rally to Read covers six school districts across five provinces


    South Africa’s literacy rate could face additional challenges post COVID-19

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 8 September 2020 – South Africa’s literacy...

    South Africa’s literacy rate, when looked at over a period from the 1980s to the start of the millennium, has shown many positive signs, according to the latest statistics provided by Macrotrends.

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    Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ) board established, representing national, provincial and local government, as well as Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA)
    Follow-up site visit conducted today by Gauteng Premier, David Makhura; Deputy Minister of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC), Fikile Majola; City of Tshwane Administrator, Mpho Nawa; as well...

    The innovative new R3.4-billion Tshwane Automotive Special Economic Zone (TASEZ), which was officially announced in November 2019 by South African president Cyril Ramaphosa and Gauteng Premier David Makhura, is forging ahead with extensive clearing of the site, groundworks and the installation of bulk infrastructure currently underway.

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    Ford Volunteer Corps is creating new opportunities amid COVID-19 pandemic for employees to safely give back as part of annual Global Caring Month


    Ford volunteers around the world are invited to participate in two new initiatives as pandemic limits traditional in-person service projects


    Global Caring Month is a signature event of the Ford Volunteer Corps, which is...

    The Ford Volunteer Corps is pivoting to give employees new ways to safely give back as part of Global Caring Month – Ford Motor Company’s 30-day concentrated focus on community service that happens each September.

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    Ford research vehicles begin demonstrating infrastructure-based solution for highly automated valet parking


    Using a sophisticated set of infrastructure-based sensors in Bedrock‘s Assembly Garage, vehicles drive and park themselves inside the enclosed garage


    Drivers benefit from reducing the stress of looking for a parking space; garage operators and residents...

    Many people enjoy driving… until it’s time to park. So why not leave the task to the vehicle?

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    Ford hosts #WomenWithDrive Webinar
    PRETORIA, South Africa, 31 August 2020 – In culmination of Women’s Month, Ford will honour and celebrate the incredible and inspiring journeys of five South African female role models during the Ford Women’s Month Webinar.
    Chosen across various sectors, these ladies have broken the glass ceilings, pushed the frontiers of women’s leadership...

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    In culmination of Women’s Month, Ford will honour and celebrate the incredible and inspiring journeys of five South African female role models during the Ford Women’s Month Webinar.

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    Ford Hosts Virtual Launch to Announce Significant Donation Programme
    PRETORIA, South Africa, 26 August 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is reaffirming its commitment to education and skills development by announcing a significant donation to Technical High Schools across South Africa
    This initiative, which is supported by the Department of Basic Education,...

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    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is reaffirming its commitment to education and skills development by announcing a significant donation to Technical High Schools across South Africa

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    Ford is tapping four-legged robots at its Van Dyke Transmission Plant in early August to laser scan the plant, helping engineers update the original computer-aided design which is used when we are getting ready to retool our plants


    These robots can be deployed into tough-to-reach areas within the plant to scan the area with laser scanners and high-definition cameras,...

    These four-legged dog-like robots can sit, shake hands and roll over. They also can perform 360-degree camera scans, handle 30-degree grades and climb stairs for hours at a time. Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa pays tribute to these robot dogs on World Dog Day, 26 August 2020.

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    Ford recognises women in conservation in celebration of women’s month


    The once male-dominated conservation sector is increasingly represented by dynamic women


    Three women from the Ford Wildlife Foundation share their experiences as women in conservation

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 24 August 2020 – This month as we celebrate women in South Africa, we take a look at a...

    This month as we celebrate women in South Africa, we take a look at a sector that is demonstrating exceptional transformation to the benefit of the whole country.

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    Ford wins Best Exporter OEM award for the fourth time from Exporters Eastern Cape
    Second consecutive IDC Job Creation award acknowledges Ford’s ongoing drive to expand its employment and skills development programmes
    Exporters Eastern Cape hosted a virtual awards ceremony on Friday 14 August 2020 that celebrated the organisation’s 40th anniversary

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    • Ford wins Best Exporter OEM award for the fourth time from Exporters Eastern Cape • Second consecutive IDC Job Creation award acknowledges Ford’s ongoing drive to expand its employment and skills development programmes • Exporters Eastern Cape hosted a virtual awards ceremony on Friday 14 August 2020 that celebrated the organisation’s 40th anniversary PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 19 August 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has once again been recognised as one of the...

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    Ford Motor Company Fund’s COVID-19 Donation Match program helps 47 community organizations in 20 countries and 14 U.S. states
    Program surpassed its goal of $1 million, raising more than $633,000 in individual contributions that were matched by $500,000 from the Ford Fund – the philanthropic arm of Ford – and personal contributions from Executive Chairman Bill Ford
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    Ford Motor Company Fund today announced Ford employees, and others contributed $1,133,447 million to COVID-19 related relief efforts around the world, surpassing its goal.

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    Endurance runner Gerda Steyn and professional swimmer Tatjana Schoenmaker are Ford dealer supported athletes


    Gerda is the first woman to run the comrades in under six hours


    Tatjana becomes the first South African to earn a medal at the biennial Fina World Championships in Gwangju

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 14 August 2020 – Nothing in Gerda Steyn’s early life would...

    Nothing in Gerda Steyn’s early life would have alluded to the fact that she would later develop a special talent and love for endurance running.

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    New economic realities facing South Africa make transformation more important than ever
    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is committed to implementing measures that promote better business
    Ford supports newly formed Automotive Industry Transformation Fund (AITF)

    Pretoria, South Africa, 11 August 2020 – Ford is widening the scope of its transformation...

    Ford is widening the scope of its transformation initiatives and deepening involvement in the economic empowerment programmes of its dealer network in 2020.

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    This Women’s Month, Ford South Africa celebrates three South African women for their contribution to motorsport


    Their achievements have paved the way for other women to follow in their footsteps


    Support these drivers and navigators as the motorsport calendar resumes

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 07 August 2020 – Women have been involved in motorsport from the very...

    Women have been involved in motorsport from the very start – on the track, in the pits, and behind the scenes.

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    Eleven sim-racers made the final round of Ford South Africa’s #LockdownLaps championship


    The race was livestreamed on Ford South Africa’s YouTube channel


    Ryan Berrington-Smith becomes Ford South Africa’s first local sim-racing champion

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 06 August 2020 – Eleven of South Africa’s best sim-racers provided a thrilling climax on Saturday, 1...

    Eleven of South Africa’s best sim-racers provided a thrilling climax on Saturday, 1 August 2020 in Ford South Africa’s inaugural #LockdownLaps sim-racing competition.

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    Small black-owned businesses receive assistance from Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA)


    This support helps give owners the opportunity to contribute to employment and the economy


    Two trailers, each valued at R1.2-million, donated to Vincent Msiza Transport and Projects

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 03 August 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) recently broadened its efforts in transformation in the automotive industry by donating two vehicle transport trailers through its supplier development initiative.

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    World Vision South Africa has been providing water to underprivileged and under-resourced communities throughout Nelson Mandela Bay since the initiative was launched in June 2019
    More than 2 000 learners and educators at local schools, and over 2 500 beneficiaries in poor communities, have benefitted from this pioneering initiative
    The innovative water-from-air solution...

    Since its inception in June 2019, the World Vision South Africa water project, which is funded by Ford Motor Company and relies on the innovative Watergen atmospheric water-from-air generator, has been providing water to under-privileged and under-resourced communities in the drought-stricken areas of Nelson Mandela Bay in the Eastern Cape.

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    Ford’s plug-in hybrid commercial vehicles operate in zero-emission electric‑only drive mode in sensitive areas.


    Vehicle operators can also create custom “green zones” to encourage low-emission driving

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 27 July 2020 – Awareness of how air quality can affect our health is driving cities, companies and individuals to find ways to reduce emissions...

    Awareness of how air quality can affect our health is driving cities, companies and individuals to find ways to reduce emissions and take responsibility for their environmental impact.

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    FMCSA becomes sponsor for Jan Braai’s TV show Braai vir Erfenis’


    Ford’s range of SUVs and bakkies make it easy to carry braai equipment and accessories


    Jan unites South Africans around the braai while exploring the country’s diversity and heritage

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 22 July 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) announces a partnership with...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) announces a partnership with world-renowned braai master and head of National Braai Day, Jan Braai (Jan Scannell) for his Braai vir Erfenis television show.

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    Ford Approved is a ‘one-stop shop’ to meet customers’ requirements, from buying a quality approved pre-owned vehicle to trading in a car for a newer model
    Vehicles sold by Ford Approved are a maximum of five years old with a 120 000km mileage limit
    Each vehicle undergoes a stringent and comprehensive 160-point check, sold with 12 months free roadside assistance, balance of...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has consolidated and revitalised its used car sales division under the Ford Approved banner, with the focus on providing exceptional service and quality.

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    Ford C3 is a student-led signature educational programme of Ford Motor Company Fund, run in partnership with global non-profit organisation Enactus
    Incumbent Enactus Ford College Community Challenge (C3) students honoured at this year’s virtual awards ceremony
    New winners selected for the seventh cycle of the Enactus Ford C3 Challenge in 2020/2021 each to receive $5 000...

    Ford Motor Company continues building on its commitment to empowering the youth through education and entrepreneurship with the announcement of the winners of the Ford College Community Challenge (C3), run in partnership with global non-profit organisation Enactus.

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    Ford has produced 285 000 COVID-19 face shields to date at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria


    Almost 140 000 face shields have been directly donated to the Department of Health. Ford has also donated to various clinics, hospitals, humanitarian organisations and 25 Ford Wildlife Foundation projects


    50 000 face shields recently supplied to the United States...

    As the number of recorded COVID-19 cases continues to climb in South Africa, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has entered its fourth month of producing protective face shields at its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria.

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    Ford’s sim-racing competition is well underway following Hot Laps registration
    Sixteen-year old Koketso Pilane topped the first-round time sheets in a Ford Mustang
    Ford SA’s #LockdownLaps competition helps celebrate National Video Game Day on 8 July

    PRETORIA, SOUTH AFRICA, 08 July 2020 – Seventy-two sim-racers have progressed to the next round of Ford South Africa’s...

    Seventy-two sim-racers have progressed to the next round of Ford South Africa’s first-ever sim-racing competition after a very tense, highly-competitive Hot Laps seeding round.

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    Ethanol-based hand sanitisers are an important tool in the battle to keep the COVID-19 at bay, but they can age your car’s interior prematurely
    The use of hand sanitiser during the COVID-19 pandemic has seen sales soar; markets like Italy saw sales increase by 18 times compared with the same period in 2019
    Ford helps ensure customers’ vehicles look great for longer by...

    Due to COVID-19 guidelines, more people are cleaning their hands with sanitiser when they get back in their vehicle after essential journeys.

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    Ford Awards TomTom global, real-time traffic service deal for next-generation SYNC connected vehicle technology; first available for all-new F-150 and all-electric Mustang Mach-E SUV to help get more out of each trip to the job site or battery charge.


    Ford’s navigation system1 with TomTom Traffic is fully connected to and informed by the internet with maps that are...

    Similar to planning trips around weather predictions, drivers of the all-new F-150 and Mustang Mach-E will be able to adjust trips based on traffic forecasts, thanks to another new innovation from TomTom (TOM2), the location technology specialist, which powers Ford’s next-generation Ford SYNC technology navigation system.

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    Recent fuel price hikes have almost wiped away earlier price decreases
    Two new models from Ford feature the fuel-sipping 1.5-litre engine: trendy all-new Figo Freestyle, and the new EcoSport Ambiente Automatic
    Ranger’s impressive fuel economy helps reduce day-to-day running costs, and for those operating a side hustle business

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 2 July 2020 – The...

    The fuel price relaxation during level 5 and level 4 of the nationwide COVID-19 lockdown was barely any consolation for financially-bruised South Africans – with few experiencing the benefits due to the country’s travel restrictions.

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    DSFL highlights the dangers of drinking and driving over the recent Youth month


    Drivers are significantly more likely to be involved in a collision while using a smartphone


    Safe driving can liberate hospital resources, allowing for greater focus on COVID-19

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 01 July – Although not a particularly active part of the year for young South...

    Although not a particularly active part of the year for young South African drivers, due to government’s firm Covid-19 restrictions regarding road-travel, Ford’s Driving Skills For Life (DSFL) programme refuses to stop reminding the youth of the importance of driver safety.

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    25 Ford Wildlife Foundation projects receive a total of 1 100 COVID-19 face shields to support their important environmental conservation, research and education programmes
    Projects focus on threatened animal species including the African penguin, cheetah, SA cranes, Ground-hornbill, black and white rhino, Cape leopard, amphibians and marine mammals
    Protection of natural...

    In support of the wide-ranging conservation and environmental projects backed by the Ford Wildlife Foundation (FWF), Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is distributing 1 100 COVID-19 face shields to 25 partner organisations located across the region.

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    Ford is the only full line U.S. automaker committed to doing its part to reduce CO2 emissions in line with the Paris Climate Agreement and working with California for stronger vehicle greenhouse gas standards
    To achieve its goal, Ford will focus on three areas that account for about 95 percent of its CO2 emissions – vehicle use, supply base and company’s facilities


    To...

    Ford Motor Company intends to achieve carbon neutrality globally by 2050, while setting interim targets to more urgently address climate change challenges.

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    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa embraces esports sim-racing with bespoke competition


    All South African sim-racers with Gran Turismo Sport and a PlayStation 4 can enter to win quintessential sim-racing and Ford gear


    Experienced esports team to host and manage the competition with regular updates through the @FordSouthAfrica and @FordPerformanceSouthAfrica...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is setting its sights on a new motorsport horizon with the launch of the very first motor manufacturer-based sim-racing competition in South Africa.

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    Order for 50 000 COVID-19 face shields for the United States Department of Defense, facilitated through the US Embassy in Pretoria, funded by the US AFRICOM Humanitarian Assistance programme


    The face shields will be supplied to the South African Military Health Service, and to Botswana, Namibia and the Kingdoms of Eswatini and Lesotho


    Ford face shield order...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has assembled and supplied 50 000 face shields for the United States Department of Defense to shore up its response to the COVID-19 pandemic in the Southern African region.

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    Local non-profit company Unjani Clinics has received a $20 000 (R355 000) grant from Ford Motor Company Fund to assist their ‘Adopt a Taxi Rank’ initiative
    This project aims to mobilise hygiene amongst minibus taxi commuters in Mamelodi, Pretoria, and Struandale in Port Elizabeth
    Over 6 500 basic protection and hygiene packs to be distributed over 30 days to limit the...

    Ford Motor Company Fund has awarded a grant of $20 000 (R355 000) to Unjani Clinics to mobilise hygiene efforts and equip communities with basic personal protective items as a proactive measure to help contain the spread of COVID-19.

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    We are living through a fundamental transformation in the way we work. Automation and ‘thinking machines’ are replacing human tasks and jobs


    How humans respond to these challenges and opportunities will determine the world in which the future of work plays out


    In the coming years uniquely human traits - emotional intelligence, creativity, persuasion, innovation –...

    As the nation carefully refines Lockdown regulations, emphasis centres around the safe implementation of education. However, beneath this many Grade 12 scholars and University students will be pondering what the future holds.

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    Will collaborate on commercial vehicles – city van created and built by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles and later 1-ton cargo van engineered by Ford, plus Volkswagen medium pickup built on Ford Ranger platform – from 2022
    During the lifecycles of the products, the companies expect to produce up to a combined 8 million of the three commercial vehicles included in the...

    Ford Motor Company and Volkswagen AG today signed agreements that expand their global alliance to meet rapidly evolving needs of their respective customers in Europe and other regions by leveraging complementary strengths in midsize pickup trucks and commercial and electric vehicles.

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    Ask Ford, which will be available on www.ford.co.za from 09 June 2020, is designed to produce accurate and relevant answers to a wide variety of questions


    The system uses artificial intelligence technology to search for the best response within Ford’s rich knowledge repository, Owner’s Manuals or Ford websites


    Enables enhanced user experience for Ford customers,...

    As part of our ongoing investment to improve the customer experience, Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is launching ‘Ask Ford’ – an intuitive global online knowledge base tool for customers.

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    For 30 years, Ford has supported environmental education, research, and conservation projects
    The 2020 World Environment Day theme is 'Time for Nature’ with a focus on Biodiversity
    The Delta Environmental Centre’s Youth Environmental Services Project fosters an interest in Biodiversity and supports job creation among South African youth

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 04 June...

    The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) annually commemorates World Environment Day on 05 June, which encourages worldwide awareness and action for the protection of the environment.

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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    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 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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