Ford Motor Company of SA

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    Driving Skills for Life benefitted more than 1 600 drivers across the Middle East and Africa, making it the most successful year to date for Ford’s globally renowned programme


    DSFL training held in South Africa and seven additional markets in Sub-Saharan Africa this year


    Programme focuses on hazard recognition, vehicle handling, speed management and space...

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 14 December 2018 – Ford Driving Skills for Life (DSFL) has wrapped up 2018 having enjoyed its most successful year yet with over 1 600 motorists having benefitted from the programme across the Middle East and Africa region, including South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA).

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    26 new vehicles handed over to 22 charity organisations in Gauteng, Eastern Cape, Western Cape, KwaZulu-Natal and Mpumalanga


    Donation represents the biggest vehicle donation by Ford in South Africa


    Expands Ford’s extensive community outreach programmes in South Africa

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 03 December 2018 – Ford is spreading the cheer this Festive Season with...

    Ford is spreading the cheer this Festive Season with a donation of 26 brand new vehicles to 22 selected charity organisations in South Africa, worth a combined retail value of over R12-million.

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    Ford Investment in South Africa Reaches R11-billion over Past Decade

    Major investments by Ford Motor Company in SA total R11-billion since 2009


    Investments and upgrades to Ford’s South African operations have enabled highest-ever installed capacity of 168 000 vehicles per year for a global platform


    Provision made for further growth and creation of additional job...

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    Ford Wildlife Foundation Supports the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Threatened Amphibian Programme with New Ford Ranger

    Ford Wildlife Foundation hands over a new Ford Ranger to the Endangered Wildlife Trust to support its Threatened Amphibian Programme’s Pickersgill’s Reed Frog Recovery Project.


    The project focuses on the conservation of Pickergill’s Reed Frog, an...

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    Ford Wins Third ‘Best Exporter OEM’ Award from Exporters Eastern Cape

    Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant a three-time winner of ‘Best Exporter OEM’ category: 2013, 2015 and 2018


    Continued growth and expansion as part of R3-billion investment programme


    Launch of all-new Bi-Turbo engine for Ford Ranger Raptor plus additional markets for Duratorq TDCi engine will set new...

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    Football Icon Jomo Sono Announced as Ford Brand Ambassador

    Jomo Sono, one of SA’s most respected soccer legends, signs up as Ford Brand Ambassador


    Extends Ford’s partnership with Orlando Pirates Football Club as official vehicle sponsor


    Sono continues his search for local soccer talent in SA-built Ford Everest 3.2 Limited 4x4 Auto

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 26 July...

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    Ford Honours Madiba’s Centenary by Donating Food Parcels to Destitute Families

    Ford donated R100 000 to Future Families in Pretoria, assists 100 impoverished families with food parcels in Mamelodi


    R100 000 donated to Al Fidaa Foundation, 100 food parcels distributed to Blue Village residents and feeding scheme in Nelson Mandela Bay


    Tribute to legacy of Nelson...

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    Ford Extends Housing Support with Third Phase of Blue Village Project in Uitenhage

    14 wooden houses handed over to young families, the elderly and those living with disabilities in Langa, Uitenhage, 16 more to follow


    Continuation of Blue Village project launched in 2014, extended in 2015 with converted shipping containers in Vastrap informal settlement


    Community...

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    Ford Resource and Engagement Centre Empowers Early Childhood Development Graduates

    Inaugural graduation ceremony held for 38 students who completed the Early Childhood Development (ECD) training at Ford’s Resource and Engagement Centre (FREC) in Pretoria


    Centre provides skills development and training for community members from Mamelodi, helping them to get jobs or...

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    Booth Schoch Future Success Fund established at Ford Resource and Engagement Centre

    New Fund to assist selected FREC graduates to establish in-home businesses or After School Care Centres
    Fund honours community initiatives established in South Africa by Lewis Booth and Dave Schoch
    $10,000 grant to be awarded each year for the next 10 years

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 6 June...

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    Domestic and Export Sales of Ford Ranger Back on Track
    Best Sales of 2018 for Everest, Kuga and Tourneo Custom
    “The sales results for March 2018 represented somewhat of a mixed bag for the industry. There was a strong pre-emptive buying trend ahead of the VAT increase and the hike in emissions taxes and import duties that came into effect on 1 April. This put a positive twist...

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    Ford Expands Engine Assembly Operations at Struandale Engine Plant

    Installation of all-new high-tech assembly line for New Diesel Engine range


    Current Duratorq TDCi engine assembly line adds 22 new rear and front-wheel drive derivatives and three new markets in Europe


    Part of R3-billion investment in production expansion in South Africa announced in November...

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    Ford Passenger Car Sales Surge in February 2018
    Market Share Climbs to 12.2%
    “The February 2018 sales figures prove that the new vehicle market remains under pressure. With the government announcing a broad spectrum of tax increases, including VAT set to climb to 15% from April, we expect this to impact new vehicle sales for the remainder of the year. Ford had a great month...

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    World Wildlife Day: Creating Hope from Hurt

    South Africa loses almost three rhinos a day to poaching
    Wild rhinos in South Africa could be extinct in 12 years
    Ford Wildlife Foundation supports Saving the Survivors conservation efforts

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 3 March 2018 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) commemorates World Wildlife Day on 3 March 2018...

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    Ford Makes the Dream of Beach Access a Reality for the Disabled

    Ford Motor Company Fund grant of $10 000 awarded to WESSA Blue Flag Amphibious Wheelchair Project


    Supports provision of specially designed amphibious wheelchairs for disabled persons at selected Blue Flag beaches


    Facilitates access to the beach and into the water for people that rely on mobility...

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    Halfway Ford goes for Green and Off the Grid
    Pretoria, 07 February 2018. Halfway Ford, of Kuils River, in the Western Cape is virtually off the grid in terms of electricity supply and uses a minimal amount of water from the municipal supply, which is particularly important in this water-scarce region of the country.
    “This praiseworthy environmental initiative by George...

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    Ford Kicks off 2018 Sales Third Overall
    Strong Domestic Sales for Ranger, Plant Upgrades Impact Exports
    “Industry sales didn’t start off well in January 2018, with the passenger and light commercial sectors both registering year-on-year declines. However, the strengthening of the Rand will help boost the local economy in the months ahead, and should mitigate against new...

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    Ford Wraps Up 2017 with 12.8% Market ShareRanger the Second-Best Selling Vehicle in SA, Top LCV Export
    “Last year was extremely challenging for the South African automotive industry, and this was reflected in the lower December 2017 new vehicle sales compared to the previous year. However, we are encouraged that overall sales for 2017 reflected growth for the first time in...

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    Ford Volunteers Assist 30 Organisations in SSA during Global Month of Caring

    Ford volunteers spend over 12 800 hours on 30 projects


    $111 300 disbursed by the Ford Motor Company Fund to nominated non-profit organisations in Sub-Saharan Africa


    Far-reaching projects in South Africa, Kenya and Mozambique

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 09 January, 2018 – Ford volunteers...