Volkswagen of South Africa

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    Volkswagen and the Lionesses of Africa are on the hunt for three winning business pitches to win a total of R175 000 cash to support their businesses.
    The capital is aimed to assist female entrepreneurs by providing relief for existing business challenges.
    The initiative forms part of Volkswagen’s ‘Drive Local’ campaign to support and champion Proudly South African products...

    As part of its partnership with Lionesses of Africa, the one million+ strong all-female business network in Africa, Volkswagen has introduced ‘The Lionesses Den’ and is calling on female-owned businesses in South Africa to share a two-minute pitch.

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    The first phase of this temporary facility could accommodate 1 485 patients
    VWSA will also assist National Health Laboratory Services to improve its Covid-19 testing capacity

    Uitenhage – Seven weeks after the initial announcement of the company’s plans to provide a temporary medical facility for Covid-19 patients, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) today handed over the...

    Seven weeks after the initial announcement of the company’s plans to provide a temporary medical facility for Covid-19 patients, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) today handed over the first phase of this project to the Eastern Cape Department of Health.

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    Volkswagen’s annual Grand Prix Awards recognise the best performing dealers in the network
    Due to social distancing guidelines, for the first time in the history of the brand, the awards were live streamed


    Johannesburg – The annual Grand Prix Awards, which were held on 11 June 2020, recognise the best performing dealers in the Volkswagen Brand.
    This year’s ceremony...

    The annual Grand Prix Awards, which were held on 11 June 2020, recognise the best performing dealers in the Volkswagen Brand.

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    Community Trust donates R340 000 to support local NGOs
    Food parcels and protective masks supplied to five KwaNobuhle schools

    Uitenhage – In a bid to alleviate the negative impact of Covid-19 on the communities of Nelson Mandela Bay, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has made various donations in support of schools and NGOs in the metro.
    Through the Volkswagen...

    In a bid to alleviate the negative impact of Covid-19 on the communities of Nelson Mandela Bay, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has made various donations in support of schools and NGOs in the metro.

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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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    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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    The facility could accommodate up to 4 000 patients
    German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development supports setup of the facility and further activities of a strategic alliance in Nelson Mandela Bay with funding of 5.2 million Euros (R107 million)
    Eastern Cape Department of Health in collaboration with the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality will manage and...

    To assist local and provincial government in providing much-needed care to Covid-19 patients in Nelson Mandela Bay, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has made its Port Elizabeth plant available as a temporary medical facility.

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    Warranty and maintenance periods extended due to impact of COVID-19 pandemic
    Concession given to Volkswagen customers who were not able to claim warranty due to closed workshops


    Johannesburg – In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, Volkswagen South Africa has made the decision to extend new vehicle warranties.
    “As the passenger-car market leader in South Africa, we want to...

    In light of the COVID-19 epidemic, Volkswagen South Africa has made the decision to extend new vehicle warranties.

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    150 bed bases handed over to government
    Beds to be used in isolation facility for Covid-19 low-acuity patients

    Uitenhage – In support of the local and provincial government’s efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Nelson Mandela Bay, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has donated 150 beds to the isolation facility at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.
    The Nelson...

    In support of the local and provincial government’s efforts to curb the spread of Covid-19 in Nelson Mandela Bay, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has donated 150 beds to the isolation facility at the Nelson Mandela Bay Stadium.

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    VWSA to produce protective face masks in partnership with Gusco
    VWSA to produce local Ventilator
    The company is also involved in local and national measures against Covid-19

    Uitenhage – In response to the global Covid-19 crisis, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) is focusing its time and attention on the manufacture of masks and medical equipment, which could be...

    In response to the global Covid-19 crisis, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) is focusing its time and attention on the manufacture of masks and medical equipment, which could be crucial in protecting South African citizens from the virus.

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    Volkswagen holds 5,3% market share in Kenya
    Tiguan Allspace recently added to Thika assembly facility line-up

    Uitenhage – Just over three years after Volkswagen ventured into Sub Saharan Africa, the brand’s assembly facility in Kenya is going strong.
    The assembly facility, which was opened in December 2016 in Thika, Kenya, was the first SKD facility Volkswagen...

    Just over three years after Volkswagen ventured into Sub Saharan Africa, the brand’s assembly facility in Kenya is going strong.

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    Volkswagen South Africa walked away with three awards, the most of any manufacturer
    Now in its 21st year, the Car Magazine Top 12 Best Buys Awards recognise the very best cars in South Africa


    Johannesburg. Volkswagen won three awards at the Car Magazine Top 12 Best Buys Awards which were presented at a gala dinner in Johannesburg on 11 March 2020.
    The distinguished...

    Volkswagen won three awards at the Car Magazine Top 12 Best Buys Awards which were presented at a gala dinner in Johannesburg on 11 March 2020.

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    VWSA supports YES programme for second year
    Candidates will be placed with company, dealerships and SME partners

    Uitenhage – For the second consecutive year, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) is supporting the national Youth Employment Service (YES) programme by offering work opportunities to 520 unemployed youth.
    The group, which began its 12-month employment period...

    For the second consecutive year, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) is supporting the national Youth Employment Service (YES) programme by offering work opportunities to 520 unemployed youth.

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    100 first aid kits handed over to local schools
    First aid training will also be offered to equip schools 

    Port Elizabeth – Expanding their efforts to strengthen education in the Eastern Cape, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) handed over much-needed first aid kits to 100 schools in Nelson Mandela Bay on Thursday.
    The handover, which was held at Piet Retief Primary...

    Expanding their efforts to strengthen education in the Eastern Cape, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) handed over much-needed first aid kits to 100 schools in Nelson Mandela Bay on Thursday.

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    Volkswagen opens new dealership in Namibia
    Volkswagen South Africa now has a total of 109 dealerships across South Africa, Namibia and Botswana


    Johannesburg. Volkswagen has expanded the number of its dealerships across Southern Africa through the opening of a new dealership in Namibia.
    The dealership, which is situated in Ongwediva, in the north of Namibia, is a fully...

    Volkswagen has expanded the number of its dealerships across Southern Africa through the opening of a new dealership in Namibia.

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    The fifth annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards recognised the best cars in South Africa
    Volkswagen was the biggest winner on the night walking away with the coveted Brand of the Year award and six category wins

    Johannesburg. Volkswagen was the biggest winner at the fifth annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards held at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on 6 February.

    Widely regarded as...

    Volkswagen was the biggest winner at the fifth annual Cars.co.za Consumer Awards held at Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit on 6 February.

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    Volkswagen Group South Africa sold 89 353 vehicles in 2019
    Volkswagen Passenger brand achieved its highest market share since 1996 of 20.4%
    Audi ended the year with an improved market share of 18.2%
    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles’ full-year market share increased to 5.2%

    Johannesburg. Full-year 2019 sales saw Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) dominating the passenger...

    Full-year 2019 sales saw Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) dominating the passenger car market with 89 353 vehicles sold in South Africa.

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    Uitenhage plant sets new record for full-year production  
    161 954 vehicles manufactured by VWSA in 2019

    Uitenhage – The Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage ended 2019 on a high note, achieving an all-time record for production in a single year.
    The plant manufactured a total of 161 954 vehicles in 2019, surpassing their previous record of 137 758...

    The Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) plant in Uitenhage ended 2019 on a high note, achieving an all-time record for production in a single year.

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