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JOHANNESBURG, March 26 - The National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) said on Monday that it would continue to defend workers at BMW South Africa, and do everything in its power to defend their right to strike. This comes after the Labour Court granted BMW South Africa management an interdict to block Numsa members from continuing with the strike at the company's Rosslyn plant...
DETROIT, Dec 6 – Volkswagen AG executive Oliver Schmidt will be sentenced in federal court in Detroit on Wednesday for his part in a diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $30 billion. Under a plea agreement, Schmidt, a German national, will face up to seven years in prison and a fine between $40,000 and $400,000 after admitting to conspiring...
SAO PAULO - A lucky Lewis Hamilton won a tense Brazilian Grand Prix on Sunday as his Mercedes team clinched the constructors' title for the fifth year in a row and Max Verstappen raged at a lost opportunity. The win was the 72nd of Hamilton's stellar career and 10th of a season that has already seen the 33-year-old Briton clinch...
JOHANNESBURG- Toyota South Africa is recalling 730,000 cars to replace defective airbag inflators affecting deferent models, Xinhua news agency reported on Friday. "Toyota and many other motor manufacturers worldwide are recalling vehicles for potentially defective Takata airbag inflators. Globally, there are close to 100 million vehicles affected across several brands. At Toyota South Africa we have 730,000 vehicles affected," the...
DETROIT, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd , one of India's oldest vehicle manufacturers, is testing autonomous tractors, trucks and cars, while moving closer to bringing electric vehicles to the United States, Chairman Anand Mahindra said on Monday. The company, which opened a new North American headquarters north of Detroit on Monday, is considering when to begin U.S....
JOHANNESBURG, October 29 - British Airways has started four new weekly services between London and Johannesburg, increasing the number of direct flights between the cities to 18 a week. The British Airways' London-Johannesburg service started on Sunday and comes as the airline also opens a new route from London to Durban on Monday which will offer three weekly services using Boeing...
WASHINGTON - General Motors Co <GM.N> is halting work on two renovation projects at facilities in the Detroit area as it offers voluntary severance packages to 18,000 salaried workers in North America. GM chief executive Mary Barra told salaried workers in an email Wednesday seen by Reuters that the automaker has "decided to postpone the new studio building of the...
JOHANNESBURG, November 11 - Drivers from Uber and Taxify - who have likened their working conditions to slavery - will on Monday down tools and have warned users to seek alternative transport. Earlier this year, e-hailing taxi drivers took part in the protest and went "offline" to alert the public to the conditions under which drivers were working. They complained that...
FRANKFURT - Ford could make electric cars in Germany after 2023 when the life cycle of Ford's Fiesta model is due to end, the head of the carmaker's German business told a paper, adding he would welcome state subsidies to support the shift. "Purely hypothetically that (2023) could be a good time for it," Gunnar Herrmann told German business daily...
Zodidi Mhlana JOHANNESBURG- The National Consumer Commission (NCC) says that its investigation into the Ford Kuga controversy has been completed and the findings will be released in January next year. Almost 150 complaints regarding Ford Kuga’s catching fire were lodged with the consumer watch body since the start of 2017. “I can confirm that the investigation into allegations relating to combusting Ford...

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