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Many African countries had a surprise manufacturing surge in 2010s - it bodes well for the years ahead

Until the 2000s, Sub-Saharan Africa was de-industrialising: the mood was gloomy as the little manufacturing activity that did exist was disappearing. But the trend has reversed...

By Gaaitzen de Vries, Emmanuel B Mensah, Hagen Kruse and Kunal Sen 3 days ago

German auto industry strengthens ties with Africa
German auto industry strengthens ties with Africa

The German Association of the Automotive Industry (VDA) recently partnered with the African Association of Automotive Manufacturers (AAAM) as part of the PartnerAfrica project of the German Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ)...

11 Jan 2021

Plentywaka partners with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing
Plentywaka partners with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing

Plentywaka, a bus-hailing app in Nigeria, has announced the latest move of its ambitious plan to revolutionise Nigerian travel with the new, home-grown partnership with Innoson Vehicle Manufacturing (IVM)...

6 Oct 2020

Volkswagen, BlackIvy enter collaboration for green growth in Ghana
Volkswagen, BlackIvy enter collaboration for green growth in Ghana

Volkswagen Ghana and BlackIvy Ghana are working together towards sustainable mobility, green growth and more affordable cars and homes in Ghana...

22 Sep 2020

Isuzu D-Max wins Zimbabwe Car of the Year Awards
Isuzu D-Max wins Zimbabwe Car of the Year Awards

The Isuzu D-Max remains a firm favourite in Zimbabwe, according to a recent poll in which Zimbabweans voted online for their favourite vehicle...

11 Sep 2020

Kenya's BellTower named Grand Prix winner of the 2020 Lexus Design Award
Kenya's BellTower named Grand Prix winner of the 2020 Lexus Design Award

BellTowers winning design addresses challenges often found in developing countries by using smart open-source planning to design 'affordable communities' with sustainable clean water resources...

4 Sep 2020

Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solution
Electric vehicles could add to carbon emissions and load shedding: but there's a solution

South Africa's well positioned to adopt electric vehicles but this isn't a solution in itself because the vehicles would still depend on electricity generated from carbon-emitting coal power stations...

By MJ (Thinus) Booysen and Mark Apperley 10 Jul 2020

Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to
Why Ford, Chanel and other companies pitch in during a crisis - without the government ordering them to

Severe shortages of critical medical supplies have prompted governments to compel private companies to fill the gap...

By Elham Mafi-Kreft and Steven Kreft 26 May 2020

Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators
Ford, GE Healthcare partner to produce ventilators

Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, will begin producing third-party ventilators to help coronavirus patients...

1 Apr 2020

Africa Oil & Power offers free communications services
Africa Oil & Power offers free communications services

Africa Oil & Power (AOP) is making its website and social platforms available to help share news and information from all organisations involved in the African energy sector...

31 Mar 2020

New head of Hyundai Middle East and Africa region
New head of Hyundai Middle East and Africa region

Hyundai Motor Company has announced the appointment of Bang Sun Jeong as its new vice president of the Middle East and Africa region...

5 Mar 2020

#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy
#BlockchainAfrica: The impact of blockchain on the global economy

In 2020, many of the world's most influential business executives and policymakers are aware of blockchain's potential to turn the global economy around...

By Ilija Acimovic 4 Mar 2020

Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company
Leadership changes at Ford Motor Company

The changes come as Ford is moving with urgency to fully integrate and accelerate its transformation into a higher-growth, higher-margin business by leveraging smart, connected vehicles and services...

14 Feb 2020

Afri Ride launches in South Africa
Afri Ride launches in South Africa

"The most wasted resources, from a vehicle capacity standpoint, are the empty seats in moving cars. The idea behind Afri Ride is to make use of existing resources by offering the unoccupied seats in your car, or offering your car for rental."

23 Dec 2019

Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway
Electric cars might not yet be green, but we should buy them anyway

Our power plants may be dirty now. But unlike combustion vehicles, electric cars give us the chance to finally free ourselves from high-carbon travel...

By Ranald Boydell 3 Dec 2019

Clicks announces Engen as new fuel rewards partner
Clicks announces Engen as new fuel rewards partner

Shell's loyalty partnership with Clicks came to an abrupt end this November, just before the health and beauty retailer announced that it has entered into an agreement with Engen instead...

2 Dec 2019

Are we ready for self-driving vehicles?
Are we ready for self-driving vehicles?

Don't expect to see self-driving vehicles on the roads anytime soon, especially not in the developing world...

28 Nov 2019

#SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: A glimpse into the future mobility
#SingularityUSouthAfrica2019: A glimpse into the future mobility

These are the highlights of Bas Verkaik's presentation at the SingularityU South Africa 2019 Summit...

23 Oct 2019

Driverless cars won't deliver a transport revolution - and the auto industry stands to lose out
Driverless cars won't deliver a transport revolution - and the auto industry stands to lose out

Planes, trains and automobiles produced a step-change in the speed of travel - driverless and electric cars simply cannot deliver such radical improvements...

By David Metz 18 Oct 2019

Smarter Mobility Summit Africa sheds light on funding shortage
Smarter Mobility Summit Africa sheds light on funding shortage

The Smarter Mobility Summit Africa showcased inspiring levels of commitment and innovation, but it also shed some light on the obstacles holding back a truly smarter, sustainable mobility ecosystem in SA...

17 Oct 2019

Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR
Smart cities will depend on faster adoption of 4IR

If you are not digital it will be very difficult to be competitive in industry, or in the buildings you produce. Because what you are building is here for the next 50 years, and it has to be green, smart and automated...

By Taru Madangombe 3 Sep 2019

Opel Grandland X: German by design, Namibian by heart
Opel Grandland X: German by design, Namibian by heart

Namibians, people unlike any other. You can always tell a Namibian apart by our bold and free-spirited characters that never cease to amaze...

By Henok Sivambi 5 Aug 2019

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Elon Musk says Netflix and YouTube are coming to Teslas

"Netflix and drive" might become a thing now that Elon Musk revealed upcoming support for the streaming service and YouTube on his Tesla vehicles...

By Shereesa Moodley 31 Jul 2019

Are aftermarket smart car devices secure?
Are aftermarket smart car devices secure?

Kaspersky researchers analysed aftermarket connected car devices, designed to make vehicles smarter, and has proven to be more secure than other IoT accessories...

24 Jul 2019

What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail
What the latest technological innovation means for the future of retail

With neverending technological innovation, what will retail look like in the next 20 to 30 years?

By Maroefah Smith 2 Jul 2019

Gokada Co-CEOs Fahim Saleh and Ayodeji Adewunmi
Gokada secures funding of $5.3m

Gokada, the Lagos-based on-demand motorcycle taxi app, has secured a Series A fund raise of $5.3m...

7 Jun 2019

Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warming
Sharp rise in electric car sales important in slowing pace of global warming

According to Andrew Howard, head of sustainable research at Schroders, a sharp rise in electric car sales and an increase in public concern towards climate change have helped in further slowing the pace of global warming...

30 May 2019

Lalgy Transport streamlines logistics across its fleet
Lalgy Transport streamlines logistics across its fleet

MiX Telematics announced that it will provide Lalgy Transports, a company that operates throughout the Mozambique territory and surrounding countries, with a comprehensive telematics solution...

28 May 2019

#BizTrends2019: The speed of culture
#BizTrends2019: The speed of culture

A lot happens in a year, and as our population and their access to the world and each other grows, our collective innovation and productivity will continue to grow exponentially, making each passing year increasingly dense with 'trends' and 'disruptions'...

By Yatish Narsi 22 Jan 2019



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