Ford Motor Company of SA

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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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    For 30 years, Ford has supported environmental education, research, and conservation projects


    Ford Wildlife Foundation supports Black Rhino Range Expansion Project and Saving the Survivors conservation project


    Ford pays tribute to all those involved on Save the Rhino Day, 1 May

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 1 May 2020 – Wildlife is one of the major drawcards for...

    Wildlife is one of the major drawcards for tourists to South Africa, and wildlife tourism one of the economic engines of our country.

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    Ford’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria uses an automated system in its Paint Shop with 21 cameras that scan all exterior body panels to detect imperfections in paintwork
    Over 3 000 images captured in 15 seconds for every vehicle body produced, stitched together for a full 3D image to highlight dirt particles or surface imperfections by size – finer than a grain of...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s continued investment in its Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria has unlocked significant increases in its production volumes, with the Ford Ranger pickup exported to over 100 global markets, and the seven-seater Everest SUV shipped to countries across Africa.

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    Ford’s local production of COVID-19 face shields is now supported by the Gift of the Givers Foundation, which is providing the banking facility for all donations which will be used to purchase materials
    Ford has provided funding for 57 000 face shield kits, and has invited its suppliers and business partners to make donations to the initiative in order to help reach the goal...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s initiative to produce protective face shields for front-line medical and essential services personnel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has been given a boost with local non-governmental organisation, Gift of the Givers Foundation, coming on board to provide the banking facility for the funds being raised.

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    Ford Credit customers that find themselves in financial distress due to the coronavirus lockdown can request a payment deferral
    Offer open to personal and business Ford Credit clients affected by COVID-19
    Ford Credit COVID-19 Support page added to Ford website with detailed information

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 22 April 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA)...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has confirmed its support for Ford Credit customers in response to the growing impact of the COVID-19 lockdown.

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    COVID-19 pandemic shines a light on the critical role of unsung heroes like farmers, delivery truck drivers, and supermarket cashiers during a global crisis
    Reduction in South African fuel prices will benefit consumers as decreased costs in the transportation and distribution links of the supply chain ultimately impact food prices
    Drop in pump prices for April and May will...

    Although the drop in fuel prices for April may be cold comfort to those South Africans working from home in lockdown and doing only a fraction of their usual travel, we could all benefit from lower food prices due to decreased costs in the transportation and distribution links in the supply chain.

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    Pollution levels in city centres can be a concern
    Ford vehicles are standard equipped with a high-grade cabin air filter to protect you and your family
    If you use your vehicle everyday be sure to check your cabin air filter every few months

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 16 April 2020 – Air quality around the world has been on the decline, but don’t just blame vehicles with low...

    Air quality around the world has been on the decline, but don’t just blame vehicles with low emissions standards; there are other causes of pollution like factories, burning of trash at waste management centres, and dust.

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    PRETORIA, South Africa, 09 April 2020 – Washing hands, disinfecting, not touching your face and wearing masks is only part of the solution. Staying home so that infection won’t spread is now a global effort against COVID-19. Many governments have taken extra precaution by imposing strict travel restrictions, meaning our vehicles may be parked for the foreseeable...

    Washing hands, disinfecting, not touching your face and wearing masks is only part of the solution. Staying home so that infection won’t spread is now a global effort against COVID-19.

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    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa begins production of protective face shields at its Silverton plant for donation to medical and essential personnel battling COVID-19
    Over 57 000 material kits already ordered, production capacity being ramped up and Ford supplier companies approached to help fund a minimum of 500 000 face shields
    General public and businesses across...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has commenced production of 57 000 protective face shields that will be donated to front-line medical and essential services personnel who are most at risk of contracting the COVID-19 virus that has spread worldwide.

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    All Ford vehicles with a service plan expiring between 1 March and 31 May 2020, and requiring a scheduled service to be completed based on the prescribed Service Plan, receive a two-month extension
    The extension is applicable from 1 June until 31 July 2020
    Additional Ford dealers available to assist with vehicle repairs for emergency and essential services

    Pretoria,...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has added a two-month extension to the service plan for all vehicles where the contract expires between 1 March and 31 May 2020, but the owner was not able to complete the last service due to the national lockdown in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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    Ford Motor Company Fund’s newCOVID-19 Donation Matchprogramgives employees and others the opportunity to support non-profit organizations and community groups in more than 20 countries as they cope with coronavirus-related issues
    In South Africa, Ford Fund is partnering with Gift of the Givers Foundation to support medical professionals with essential equipment, and supply...

    Ford Motor Company Fund today announced two new and unique opportunities for Ford employees around the world who are eager to give back while honouring stay-at-home recommendations.

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    Sustained periods of social isolation, restricted movement, and confinement are challenging for anyone, but even more so for families stuck indoors with energetic small children during the COVID-19 lockdown


    Ford launches a publicly accessible Family Fun Hub to share creative and brain-teasing activities to keep little ones entertained, and give parents working from home...

    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, South Africans enter Week 2 of the national lockdown. Ford South Africa, like all other major players in the local auto industry, has temporarily suspended production at its vehicle assembly plant in Pretoria, and its engine assembly plant in Port Elizabeth.

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    16 Ford dealers in the major centres in South Africa have received permits to repair emergency and essential service Ford vehicles during the 21-day coronavirus lockdown
    Applies to emergency medical and response teams, safety and security services and companies granted government permits in the grocery supply chain
    Ford’s AA Roadside Assistance available to assist...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is supporting the vital work of the emergency and designated essential services during the COVID-19 national lockdown, having been granted government permission to make selected Ford dealerships available to repair Ford vehicles involved in essential services.

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    Ford loans nine vehicles to humanitarian organisations to assist with coronavirus containment measures and community healthcare support across South Africa
    Gift of the Givers, Laudium Disaster Management and South African Red Cross Society using Ford Rangers and Everests to assist communities in Gauteng, Cape Town, Durban and Port Elizabeth

    Pretoria, South Africa, 01...

    The COVID-19 pandemic is having a far-reaching and devastating impact on communities around the world, and governments, hospitals, clinics and healthworkers are being stretched well beyond their capacities as they strive to care for those infected with the coronavirus.

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    Ford, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will leverage the design of Airon Corp.’s FDA- cleared ventilator to produce in Michigan


    With the full weight of the UAW behind the venture and the full power of Ford and GE Healthcare, production of the GE/Airon Model A-E ventilator is targeted to start the week of April 20 at Ford’s Rawsonville (Mich.) Components...

    Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, announced today it will begin producing in Michigan a third-party ventilator with the goal to produce 50,000 of the vitally needed units within 100 days and up to 30,000 a month thereafter as needed.

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    PRETORIA, South Africa, 27 March 2020 – Receiving a parcel from a courier or having food delivered to our door by a driver is something many of us have become accustomed to.
    However, the spread of the COVID-19 virus and the resultant restrictions have shown that at times we might be forced to rethink how we interact or transact in certain situations where face-to-face human...

    Receiving a parcel from a courier or having food delivered to our door by a driver is something many of us have become accustomed to.

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    Ford South Africa celebrates a 21-year partnership with Rally to READ
    Ford visits remote and disadvantaged primary schools on #WorldBookDay weekend
    Ford delivers books, teaching aids, and educational materials to under-resourced rural schools to help communities #GoFurther

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 23 March 2020 – On Saturday 7 March, several convoys of Ford Ranger double...

    On Saturday 7 March, several convoys of Ford Ranger double cabs, loaded with boxes of books, teaching aids, and other educational materials, set out from Nkambeni Safari Camp in the Kruger National Park to visit some of the most remote and disadvantaged primary schools in the Hazyview, Mpumalanga area.

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    Vehicle and engine temporary production suspension began at Ford’s International Markets Group (IMG) manufacturing sites Saturday, March 21
    Production suspensions will vary market by market; expected to last a number of weeks depending on pandemic situation, national restrictions, supplier constraints and dealer stock requirements
    Ford continues to prioritize the safety of...

    Ford Motor Company is temporarily suspending vehicle and engine production at its International Markets Group (IMG) manufacturing sites in response to the growing impact of the coronavirus.

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    Ford Struandale Engine Plant awarded the SJM Flex Environmental Award in 2019 for excellence in environmental management
    Efficient production methods and technologies have resulted in noteworthy improvements in water and electrical consumption
    Rainwater harvesting and recycling of 97 percent of waste reduces the environmental impact of Ford’s manufacturing operations
    Ford...

    Ford Motor Company’s Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has been pursuing innovative systems and technologies to improve the efficiency of its manufacturing operations, while reducing its impact on the environment in terms of water use, electricity consumption and waste management.

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    Ford is calling on gamers to help design the ultimate virtual racing car in a unique collaboration between an auto manufacturer and the gaming community


    A completely new vehicle, “Team Fordzilla – P1” project will demonstrate Ford’s real‑world Human‑Centric Design thinking in a digital world


    Ford last year launched its first ever esports team – under the Fordzilla...

    Ever wanted to design a racing car? Ford is offering gamers the opportunity to have a hand in creating the ultimate track machine.

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    Launch of Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre in Krugersdorp makes it the seventh outlet in South Africa
    Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre is an initiative of Ford Motor Company, offering a trusted place for tyre fitment and automotive services for all makes and models
    New facility joins over 1 030 Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centres globally

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 09...

    South Africa’s seventh Quick Lane Tyre & Auto Centre has been launched in Krugersdorp, providing motorists with greater access to a quality service and maintenance experience for all vehicle makes and models.

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    Compare what you would’ve paid for a litre of fuel five years ago, and 10 years ago, to what you pay today
    Monthly #FordFuelUpdate helps you stay abreast of your expenses and make better purchasing decisions in 2020
    Ford Ranger’s 2.0-litre single-turbocharged diesel engine, matched to a 10-speed automatic transmission, achieved an exceptional average fuel consumption of...

    Too much month at the end of your money? Don’t worry, you’re not alone. Consumers across all income groups are being stretched financially due to the rapidly rising cost of living, much of which can be attributed to the consistent rise in fuel prices every year.

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    There are only 7,100 wild Cheetahs left worldwide
    Human-mediated gene flow by conservationists ensures genetic diversity of the species
    Ford Wildlife Foundation supports the Cheetah Metapopulation Project

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 3 March 2020 – Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa commemorates World Wildlife Day on 3 March through its continued support of the Cheetah...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa commemorates World Wildlife Day on 3 March through its continued support of the Cheetah Metapopulation Project, which forms part of the Endangered Wildlife Trust’s Carnivore Conservation Programme.

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    The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth assembles the new-generation 2.0 Bi-Turbo and 2.0 Single Turbo engines for selected Ranger and Everest models
    State-of-the art production processes and technology for the new-generation diesel engines, including fully automated robotic stations, multiple camera and transponder systems for maximum quality
    Engine assembly and...

    The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth is home to two engine programmes currently, the latest and most advanced being the new-generation 157kW/500Nm 2.0 Bi-Turbo and 132kW/420Nm 2.0 Single Turbo engines that power the locally assembled Ford Ranger Raptor, as well as selected Ranger and Everest models.

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    Ford SYNC®3 Breadcrumbs feature makes venturing off-road easier
    Ford Motor Company highlights the ease of tracing back your “tracks” on South Africa’s multifaceted terrain
    Ford’s Ranger Raptor is fitted standard with Satnav Breadcrumbs feature

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 25 February 2020 – Breadcrumbs might not have been the best way for Hansel and Gretel to retrace their...

    Breadcrumbs might not have been the best way for Hansel and Gretel to retrace their steps. But they are perfect for enabling drivers to find their way back after venturing off-road.

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    Ford Motor Company of SA is contracted to supply more than 1.8-million catalytic converters annually for local vehicle assembly and export markets
    Catalytic converters supplied to 25 Ford customer plants and two aftermarket divisions internationally
    Almost 37-million catalytic converters produced over the past 25 years

    PORT ELIZABETH, South Africa, 24 February 2020 –...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is one of South Africa’s top vehicle exporters and the leader in the pickup segment, with the locally assembled Ford Ranger exported to over 100 global markets.

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    African Penguin populations in the wild have declined by 95 per cent over the past 200 years, with just 20,000 breeding pairs remaining today
    At the current rate of decline, African Penguins in the wild could be extinct within the next 20 years
    Ford Wildlife Foundation provides the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds with a 4x4 Ranger Double...

    On 19 February, as part of a two-day business and media event hosted by Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) at its Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth, guests were taken on a tour of the SANCCOB PE seabird rehabilitation centre, 20 km away.

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    Agri Eastern Cape receives grant of $20 000 (almost R290 000) from Ford Motor Company Fund to assist with disaster relief due to the devastating drought
    Through the Ford Fund grant and a fund-raising initiative hosted by Eastern Cape Motors Ford William Moffett, almost R530 000 has been donated to help local farmers
    Current drought now in its sixth year, and is one of the...

    Ford Motor Company Fund, the philanthropic arm of Ford Motor Company, is supporting the drought relief efforts for Eastern Cape farmers with a grant of $20 000 (almost R290 000) issued to Agri Eastern Cape, an affiliate of Agri South Africa.

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    The sophisticated infotainment systems we rely on in our cars today have a century of development behind them
    From 8-tracks and cassettes, to CDs, MP3 players, and now smartphones which connect wirelessly to our cars, we’ve come a long way in auto audio over the past 100 years
    Almost two-thirds of audio content consumption – including radio, streaming, podcasts, and more –...

    With a staggering array of public, private, and community stations providing listeners with audio content via analogue, digital, and internet platforms, radio is the most widely consumed broadcast medium on a global level today.

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