Dec 2017

News in brief - December 2017

Ford invests in SA

The first-ever Ford Ranger Raptor will be produced in South Africa when it hits the market in 2019.

Local assembly of the Ranger Raptor will take place at Ford’s Silverton assembly plant in Pretoria. It will also coincide with the introduction of an updated Ranger line-up due in 2019.

As part of their strategic growth to accommodate the requested market volumes for South Africa and our export markets, Ford is investing in increasing the plant’s capacity from 27 to 33 jobs per hour as of January 2018.

SA to participate in AU ICT meeting

A South African delegation participated in the African Union Extraordinary Session of the Specialised Technical Committee (STC) on Communication and ICT (CICT).

The Deputy Minister of Communications, Thandi Mahambehlala, and the Deputy Minister of Telecommunications and Postal Services, Stella Ndabeni-Abrahams, led the South African delegation to the meeting held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

South Africa was elected into the Bureau of the CCIT as the Rapporteur, representing the Southern Africa region.




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