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    AKRON, Ohio, June 2019 – The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has been conditionally selected as a supplier by Airbus to provide its Flight Radial tyres as main and nose landing gear for Airbus’ new A321XLR aircraft.
    The Flight Radial, one of Goodyear’s most advanced aviation products, incorporates Goodyear Featherweight Alloy Core Bead Technology and strong, rigid tread...

    The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has been conditionally selected as a supplier by Airbus to provide its Flight Radial tyres as main and nose landing gear for Airbus’ new A321XLR aircraft.

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    Weather: sunny, 26.3-26.5°C air, 56.7-53.5°C track
    Frédéric Vasseur, Team Principal Alfa Romeo Racing and CEO Sauber Motorsport AG: "It was very good to bring back the team into the points. All weekend, we have showed our fighting spirit and that we can compete with teams like Renault and McLaren. Kimi drove an excellent race, withstanding incredible pressure from Hülkenberg...

    2019 FIA Formula One Pirelli Grand Prix de France – Race – Sunday

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    22 young players selected for further training and trials
    A team of 14 players will represent Volkswagen Market Square at national tournament in December

    Uitenhage – Following an action-packed day of soccer at Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) PeoplePavilion on Saturday, 22 June a team of promising young players from Uitenhage and surrounding areas has been selected...

    Following an action-packed day of soccer at Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) PeoplePavilion on Saturday, 22 June a team of promising young players from Uitenhage and surrounding areas has been selected for further training and development – with the chance to compete in the national VW Junior Masters tournament.

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    Subaru Corporation is pleased to announce that its motorsports subsidiary, Subaru Tecnica International (STI), took the SP3T class win in the 47th Nürburgring 24-Hour Race held in Germany from June 20 to 23, with the “Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge 2019”, a racing car developed based on a WRX STI mass-production model.
    This was Subaru’s 12th Nurburgring 24-hour race challenge...

    Subaru Corporation is pleased to announce that its motorsports subsidiary, Subaru Tecnica International (STI), took the SP3T class win in the 47th Nürburgring 24-Hour Race held in Germany from June 20 to 23, with the “Subaru WRX STI NBR Challenge 2019”, a racing car developed based on a WRX STI mass-production model.

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    Tips to relieve stress when the highway turns into a parking lot, or you’re trapped in a gridlock


    How to turn your dreaded daily commute into a time of contemplation, entertainment, or education


    Modern cars are designed to accommodate longer periods behind the wheel, and feature technology to make city driving easier, and more fun

    PRETORIA, South Africa, 21 June...

    Cape Town drivers lose, on average, 162 hours a year stuck in traffic jams, and the city is ranked 95th out of around 200 cities, across 38 countries surveyed globally, in terms of congestion issues.

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    Clean sweep for Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable on the 2019 Botswana Desert Race having dominated Class T qualifying, winning both heats and taking the overall victory in Sunday’s race


    Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer finish second in Class T in both Desert Race heats


    Second consecutive Manufacturer’s Award for Ford with three Neil Woolridge Motorsport-built...

    Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable (T34) extended their winning streak in Class T of the 2019 SA Cross Country Championship by topping both heats of the punishing three-day Toyota 1000 Botswana Desert Race held at a new venue in Selebi-Phikwe – in the process notching up their fourth consecutive win of the season.

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    New vehicle quality across the entire Hyundai line-up resulted in the company being ranked as the second-highest non-premium brand in JD Power’s 2019 US Initial Quality Study (IQS)SM for the second consecutive year.
    Hyundai owners reported three fewer problems per 100 vehicles (PP100) than in 2018 as Hyundai also maintained its third overall ranking with a significant 12 PP100...

    New vehicle quality across the entire Hyundai line-up resulted in the company being ranked as the second-highest non-premium brand in JD Power’s 2019 US Initial Quality Study (IQS)SM for the second consecutive year.

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    The mid-rear-engined two-seater berlinetta that pays homage to the most powerful V8 in Ferrari history debuts in South Africa:
    Johannesburg, 21 June 2019 – The Ferrari F8 Tributo makes its official debut at an exclusive private preview hosted by Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer. The latest mid-rear-engined sports car that represents the highest expression of...

    The Ferrari F8 Tributo makes its official debut at an exclusive private preview hosted by Scuderia South Africa, the official Ferrari dealer.

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    VWSA and Young Entrepreneurs host programme to train children in entrepreneurship
    VWSA continues programmes to uplift youth

    Uitenhage – In the spirit of Youth month, a new generation of entrepreneurs were groomed this week, through a holiday programme offered by Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA).
    In partnership with the organisation Young Entrepreneurs, VWSA’s...

    In the spirit of Youth month, a new generation of entrepreneurs were groomed this week, through a holiday programme offered by Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA).

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    Fine-tuning a winning formula

    Midlife update further enhances advanced, dynamic Honda Civic
    Athletic, low-slung design gains fresher, more focussed elements
    Comfortable, high-tech interior undergoes further refinement
    Existing choice of drivetrains and model derivatives continues unchanged

    Honda Motor Southern Africa has announced a series of improvements and upgrades...

    2019 HONDA CIVIC

    Honda Motor Southern Africa has announced a series of improvements and upgrades to its advanced and dynamic Honda Civic range.

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    The Black Style Package is only available on the Touareg Executive model as well as Comfortline and Highline trims on the Tiguan

    Johannesburg. A new styling package designed to enhance the exterior looks and on-road presence of Volkswagen’s SUVs, is now available for order on the Touareg and Tiguan models.
    On the top-of-the-range Touareg, the Black Style Package features...

    A new styling package designed to enhance the exterior looks and on-road presence of Volkswagen’s SUVs, is now available for order on the Touareg and Tiguan models.

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    There will be two themes for this year’s NAAMSA Automotive Conference which will be held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and Conference Centre in Midrand on 22 August as part of the annual Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank. The themes will be linked under the overall slogan Reimagining the Future Together.
    “This is a must-attend event for all those involved in the...

    There will be two themes for this year’s NAAMSA Automotive Conference which will be held at the Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit and Conference Centre in Midrand on 22 August as part of the annual Festival of Motoring presented by WesBank. The themes will be linked under the overall slogan Reimagining the Future Together.

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    This is just the latest record of the extraordinary line-up that includes the 500, the 500L and the 500X and which is constantly growing and evolving to satisfy an increasingly diverse clientele in terms of age, tastes and mobility needs
    The three millionth car of the 500 family to be sold in Europe was a new and exclusive Fiat 500C Star. It set yet another record for the...

    This is just the latest record of the extraordinary line-up that includes the 500, the 500L and the 500X and which is constantly growing and evolving to satisfy an increasingly diverse clientele in terms of age, tastes and mobility needs

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    Tomorrow, at the National Automobile Museum in Turin, the exhibition“Auto&Design - Il Progetto Raccontato” opens, dedicated to the first 40 years of this prestigious magazine.
    On show will be 3 concept cars: the Alfa Romeo Protèo (1991), Fiat Scia (1993) and Lancia Dialogos (1998). Each of these, having left their mark on the history of car design, are today part of the...

    From the 19th of June to the 10th of November, theMAUTO – or Museo Nazionale dell’Automobile di Torino – will play host to the exhibition “Auto&Design - Il Progetto Raccontato”, devoted to the first 40 years of this fine specialist magazine. It features a journey through time over four decades of publication, from objects used in the editorial office in the early 1980s down to the digital editions of today.

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    One Car. Two South African Entrepreneurs. A Shared Vision. Unbox Your Potential!
    Johannesburg – OPEL Distributor recently had the privilege of shooting a video with two extraordinary South African Entrepreneurs. Their stories and vision fully embrace and compliment what we at OPEL stand for:
    Innovation. Forward-Thinking. Vision. Product Accessibility to All.
    The Exclusivity...

    One Car. Two South African Entrepreneurs. A Shared Vision. Unbox Your Potential!

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    The 24th re-enactment of the Castell'Arquato-Vernasca hill climb, open only to racing cars built from the early 20C to 1972, takes place from 28 to 30 June.
    To celebrate the Fiat (120 years) and Abarth (70 years) anniversaries, the FCA Heritage department is exhibiting two outstanding classic cars: Fiat 8V (1954) and Abarth 2400 coupé (1964).
    The official presentation of...

    The presentation of the "Vernasca Silver Flag 2019", the historic re-enactment of the Castell'Arquato-Vernasca hill climb staged between 1953 and 1972, to be held from 28 to 30 June, has taken place in the splendid setting of the Centro Storico Fiat.

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    Since 1992, the prestigious "Bandini Trophy" has been awarded - in memory of the Italian driver Lorenzo Bandini - to people who have produced an outstanding performance in the world of motorsport.
    This year Antonio Giovinazzi - of the Formula 1 Alfa Romeo Racing team - was awarded the title of best Formula 1 newcomer of the year.
    The Italian driver also excited the public...

    The twenty-sixth edition of the Lorenzo Bandini Trophy took place over the weekend. The event involved over 15,000 people and culminated with the prize awarded to Antonio Giovinazzi as the best new driver of the year in Formula 1. The Italian Alfa Romeo Racing team driver added his name to a list of legendary drivers who won this prize in past editions in Brisighella. Previous Bandini Trophy winners include champions of the calibre of his current team-mate Kimi Räikkönen, Michael Schumacher,...

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    Hyundai Motorsport has taken its third victory of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on Sunday after a dramatic end to Rally Italia Sardegna that saw Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio crowned winners.
    The Spanish crew headed into the final morning with the aim of securing second place after a competitive weekend. However, problems for rally leader Ott Tänak on the...

    Hyundai Motorsport has taken its third victory of the 2019 FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) on Sunday after a dramatic end to Rally Italia Sardegna that saw Dani Sordo and Carlos del Barrio crowned winners.

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    Partnerships will offer innovative charging solutions and services to FCA customers. 
    Initiative also includes research and testing of new technologies to reduce the total cost of ownership of electrified vehicles.
    Enel X will cooperate with FCA in Italy, Spain and Portugal, while ENGIE will collaborate with FCA in 14 other European markets. 
    Over the next two years, FCA...

    Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA) has signed two agreements for new e-Mobility solutions to support the production and distribution of the plug-in hybrid (PHEV) and full-electric (BEV) models rolling out as part of the Group’s 2018-2022 business plan.

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    Dealer excellence celebrated within the areas of sales, service, parts and accessories and Audi Financial Services
    Audi Silver Arrow Awards represent the pinnacle of top performance for the brand
    Audi Centre Arcadia wins the prestigious Audi Dealer of the Year for 2019

    Johannesburg, June 18, 2019 – The annual Audi Silver Arrow Awards is a Dealer incentive and awards...

    The annual Audi Silver Arrow Awards is a Dealer incentive and awards programme that recognises outstanding performance in the South African Audi Dealer Network.

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    Class T champions and points leaders Lance Woolridge and Ward Huxtable aiming to continue winning streak on marathon Botswana race


    Gareth Woolridge and Boyd Dreyer return in second NWM Ford Ranger, filling in for Brazilians Marcos Baumgart and Kleber Cincea for the second time this year


    Annual Botswana Desert Race covers 1 000km over three days and two heats, with...

    The South African Cross Country Series (SACCS) shifts across the border and to a new venue from 21 to 23 June with the annual Toyota 1000 Botswana Desert Race

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    Pole position and race win for Simon Moss
    Simon Moss retains his championship lead
    All Power Audi team showcases competitive racing in round 4 of the 2019 GTC championship

    18 June, 2019, Port Elizabeth. Round 4 of the Global Touring Car Championship (GTC) which took place at the home of the All Power Audi Team, turned out to be a tooth and nail battle for championship...

    Round 4 of the Global Touring Car Championship (GTC) which took place at the home of the All Power Audi Team, turned out to be a tooth and nail battle for championship leader, Simon Moss.

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    Field of more than 20 identical Volkswagen Polos provided highlight at Volkswagen National Race Day
    Three wins from three starts for Bradley Liebenberg
    Two-way tie at the top of the points standings at the series halfway mark
    Tough fight expected between Liebenberg and defending champion Jeffrey Kruger over remainder of the season


    Port Elizabeth. Bradley Liebenberg...

    Bradley Liebenberg could not have asked for a better weekend during Round 4 of the 2019 Falken Polo Cup at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante circuit.

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    Mixed results for hometown favourites
    Volkswagen maintains manufacturers’ points lead
    Masters maintains second in the drivers’ standings
    A victory each to Liebenberg and Wood in GTC2 category


    Port Elizabeth. It was a tough day at the races for the Volkswagen Motorsport team at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante circuit during Round 4 of the premier Global Touring Car...

    It was a tough day at the races for the Volkswagen Motorsport team at Port Elizabeth’s Aldo Scribante circuit during Round 4 of the premier Global Touring Car (GTC) championship.

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    JOHANNESBURG - WITH over 50% of the youth in South Africa currently facing unemployment, Isuzu is turning the tide by setting an industry benchmark in the automotive industry.
    Isuzu Motors South Africa is the first OEM to invest in the development of professional commercial drivers – with a particular focus on unlocking this career path for South African youth and women.
    The...

    WITH over 50% of the youth in South Africa currently facing unemployment, Isuzu is turning the tide by setting an industry benchmark in the automotive industry.

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    Fifth consecutive Gold award for Ford in Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) awards
    Annual survey conducted by the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA)
    DSI survey measures dealers’ satisfaction with respective automotive brands

    Pretoria, South Africa, 14 June 2019 – Ford South Africa has maintained a high level of satisfaction amongst its dealers, earning a fifth...

    Ford South Africa has maintained a high level of satisfaction amongst its dealers, earning a fifth consecutive Gold award at the National Automobile Dealers’ Association (NADA) annual Dealer Satisfaction Index (DSI) awards.

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    WITH the youth unemployment rate reaching dismal heights in 2019, Isuzu is partnering with tertiary institutions to help get students ready for the workplace.
    Isuzu dealerships are taking the lead in providing work-based internships, and one such an example is Isuzu Truck World in Kempton Park, Johannesburg.
    For the first time this year Isuzu Truck World – a proud retailer of...

    WITH the youth unemployment rate reaching dismal heights in 2019, Isuzu is partnering with tertiary institutions to help get students ready for the workplace.

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    Production of 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines commenced on all-new assembly line at the end of 2018 in preparation for recent launch of New Ranger, Ranger Raptor and New Everest
    Installed capacity for up to 250 000 engines per year: 120 000 new-generation 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo engines; incremental increase to 130 000 2.2 and 3.2 Duratorq TDCi engines for local...

    The Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth has successfully implemented its production expansion with the installation of a new assembly line for the new-generation 2.0 Bi-Turbo and Single Turbo diesel engines used in the New Ford Ranger, the first-ever Ranger Raptor and the New Everest.

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    World Vision South Africa selected as a winner of the 2018 Bill Ford Better World Challenge, awarded $200 000 grant in conjunction with Ford Motor Company Fund
    Additional $130 000 funding received from Ford Research and Advanced Engineering
    Funding used to acquire an innovative Watergen atmospheric water generator that produces up to 900 litres of water per day
    Mobile...

    Drought-stricken communities in the Eastern Cape are set to benefit from an innovative mobile water generation project launched by World Vision South Africa, and funded by the Bill Ford Better World Challenge, the Ford Motor Company Fund and Ford Research and Advanced Engineering.

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    Extensive investment in Ford’s local operations has enabled highest-ever production capacity of up to 168 000 vehicles per year and crucial export-driven success
    Ford continues setting the trends with New Ranger, New Everest and the exciting and exceptionally capable first-ever Ranger Raptor
    Continuing investment in employees, empowerment opportunities for the community and...

    Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) has emerged from a comprehensive investment and production expansion programme ready to meet the demands of a growing export-driven business in South Africa.

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    Yet another manufacturing milestone for the FCA Powertrain plant in Bielsko-Biała, one of the most innovative engine factories in the world and World Class Manufacturing Gold Medal holder since 2012.
    The new generation of FireFly Turbo 1.0 and 1.3 engines in 3- and 4-cylinder configurations are up to 20% more fuel-efficient and guarantee the perfect balance between...

    The one hundred-thousandth FireFly Turbo engine (Global Small Engine – GSE Project) was made today in the FCA Powertrain plant in Bielsko-Biała (Poland), one of the most innovative engine factories in the world and World Class Manufacturing Gold Medal holder since 2012.

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    The Stelvio Quadrifoglio with the Carrera crew on board stars in the spectacular parade with the supercars taking part in the 21th Gumball 3000.
    At its side, the “Alfa Romeo Racing” special series cars, with Antonio Giovinazzi at the wheel of the Giulia Quadrifoglio.
    A thrilling day at the Balocco Proving Ground: the Centro Stile Alfa Romeo exhibited its extraordinary...

    The Balocco Proving Ground welcomed the Gumball 3000 during yesterday's stage, from Venice to Monaco.

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    Goodyear has announced that it will re-enter European and International sportscar racing by developing a new range of tyres for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the Le Mans 24-hour race.
    The FIA World Endurance Championship features long-distance races on four continents with the Le Mans season finale, a race which Goodyear-equipped cars have won on 14...

    Goodyear has announced that it will re-enter European and International sportscar racing by developing a new range of tyres for the FIA World Endurance Championship (WEC), including the Le Mans 24-hour race.

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    Every motorist’s goal is to journey safely from point A to point B, and Tiger Wheel & Tyre’s goal is to help you do exactly that. To that end, the company offers these reminders and advice for everyday driving.
    Decoding Route Markers
    As common as they are, it’s surprising how few motorists understand what route markers mean. These are the blue road signs that read...

    Every motorist’s goal is to journey safely from point A to point B, and Tiger Wheel & Tyre’s goal is to help you do exactly that. To that end, the company offers these reminders and advice for everyday driving.

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    Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles brings surfing fans the Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing with their continued support of the City Surf Series®
    The surfing action will take place at Pollock Beach in Port Elizabeth from 13 – 17 June 2019
    Spectators and fans stand a chance to win a custom-designed Volkswagen-inspired surf board


    Nelson Mandela Bay – With record entries of...

    Nelson Mandela Bay – With record entries of women surfers from Africa and abroad, this weekend’s Volkswagen SA Open of Surfing promises enticing action and outstanding prizes on and off the surfline.

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    Hyundai Motorsport will be hoping to get back to winning ways as the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) moves into its second half with Rally Italia Sardegna this weekend.
    Continuing WRC’s run of consecutive gravel events, Sardinia has proven to be a happy hunting ground for Hyundai Motorsport in the past seasons. The team has claimed two victories at the event (2016 and 2018)...

    Hyundai Motorsport will be hoping to get back to winning ways as the FIA World Rally Championship (WRC) moves into its second half with Rally Italia Sardegna this weekend.

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    The sponsorship agreement between FCA and FIGC has been renewed for another four years. Fiat will be Top Partner and Official Car of the Italian Football Team confirming a time-honoured partnership that reasserts common values capable of driving both Fiat and the Federation towards new future challenges
    FCA and the Italian Football Federation have renewed the sponsorship...

    The sponsorship agreement between FCA and FIGC has been renewed for another four years.

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    VWSA has assisted the Foundation since 2015 through vehicle support
    121 youths were reached and 183 students benefited from training since October 2018

    Uitenhage – An ongoing partnership between Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) and local non-profit organisation Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) has proved invaluable to the development and upliftment of youth from...

    An ongoing partnership between Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) and local non-profit organisation Wilderness Foundation Africa (WFA) has proved invaluable to the development and upliftment of youth from various communities.

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    June 12, 2019, Johannesburg. The night belonged to Mahindra Groblersdal, Mahindra Witbank and Mahindra Midrand.
    These three dealers won the Mahindra Dealer of the Year Awards 2018/19 for the small, medium and large dealer categories respectively. They received their cash prizes and trophies at a gala dinner in Johannesburg on Friday, 7 June.
    Mahindra welcomed guests from its...

    The night belonged to Mahindra Groblersdal, Mahindra Witbank and Mahindra Midrand.

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    QUEENSTOWN - IT is no coincidence that Queenstown is situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape. In this town known for being the middle-point of the province, you will also find a dealership with a heart to match.
    Jacksons Isuzu Queenstown is as entrenched in the local community, as the surrounding farmland. Other than being around for close to a century and priding itself on...

    IT is no coincidence that Queenstown is situated in the heart of the Eastern Cape. In this town known for being the middle-point of the province, you will also find a dealership with a heart to match.

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    Underground Mining Tyre & Agricultural Tyre operations at the Port Elizabeth plant to discontinue
    189(A) process initiated with approximately 170 affected employees
    Continentals Passenger Light Truck (PLT) production will continue 

    Port Elizabeth, South Africa, 11 June 2019 - Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has announced the discontinuation of the production of...

    Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) has announced the discontinuation of the production of underground mining & agricultural tyres in South Africa.

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