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    PORT ELIZABETH - When Isuzu Motors South Africa says there’s work to do, they mean it. The company handed over three Isuzu D-MAX bakkies to the humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers.
    Known as South Africa’s hardest working bakkies, the vehicles set off to the community of Rocklands outside Port Elizabeth to deliver goods on their first day on the job.
    While two of the...

    When Isuzu Motors South Africa says there’s work to do, they mean it. The company handed over three Isuzu D-MAX bakkies to the humanitarian organisation, Gift of the Givers.

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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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    PORT ELIZABETH - TWO Isuzu bakkies were filled to the brim with at least half a ton of waste collected on Port Elizabeth’s beach front between Pollock beach and Shark Rock Pier on Saturday.
    Partnering with local conservation organisation Sustainable Seas Trust (SST), Isuzu Motors South Africa commemorated World Oceans Day by cleaning up these prime beaches.
    According to Isuzu...

    TWO Isuzu bakkies were filled to the brim with at least half a ton of waste collected on Port Elizabeth’s beach front between Pollock beach and Shark Rock Pier on Saturday.

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    PORT ELIZABETH – AN innovative new bike was designed and built for a Walmer Township man who makes a living from selling waste.
    Khululekile “Wilson” Moko will soon swap his cumbersome make-shift cart for a uniquely designed, functional waste-bike which was built from waste material donated by Isuzu Motors South Africa. “We donated an obsolete trolley to him, which was...

    AN innovative new bike was designed and built for a Walmer Township man who makes a living from selling waste.

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    PORT ELIZABTH – Finding innovative solutions in the manufacturing environment is one of the key objectives of Isuzu Motors South Africa’s sponsorship of the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Chair in Mechatronics.
    The Chair in Mechatronics, headed by Professor Igor Gorlach, facilitates engineering projects between the NMU Mechatronics Department and Isuzu. Gorlach said it is...

    Finding innovative solutions in the manufacturing environment is one of the key objectives of Isuzu Motors South Africa’s sponsorship of the Nelson Mandela University (NMU) Chair in Mechatronics.

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    Image 018806: HOOK, LINE AND SINKER: Anglers from the winning team of the Isuzu Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic were (from left) Marcel De Lauwere, Thys Koen and Eric Potgieter…This beauty was caught on the first day of the tournament [Thursday, 23 May] and proved to be the biggest Yellow Fin Tuna caught over the weekend – weighing in at a massive 82.85kg. This year’s...

    Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic

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    WHAT A WHOPPER: The first day [Thursday, 23 May] of the Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic hosted at the Port Elizabeth Harbour was a huge success, with plenty of big ones being weighed in. The winners of the tournament will be announced tomorrow [Saturday, 25 May] with another full day of fishing taking place before the prize-giving. Prizes will be awarded for the top ten...

    WHAT A WHOPPER: The first day [Thursday, 23 May] of the Williams Hunt PE 2019 Tuna Classic hosted at the Port Elizabeth Harbour was a huge success, with plenty of big ones being weighed in.

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    First Zimbabwean dignitary to visit Isuzu Motors South Africa;
    Zimbabwe accounts for approximately 27% of Isuzu's African exports;
    Isuzu has been present in Zimbabwe for more than 30 years.

    ON the back of an excellent year of Isuzu bakkie sales in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwean Minister of Industry and Commerce today visited Isuzu’s production facility in Port Elizabeth, South...

    ON the back of an excellent year of Isuzu bakkie sales in Zimbabwe, the Zimbabwean Minister of Industry and Commerce today visited Isuzu’s production facility in Port Elizabeth, South Africa.

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    PORT ELIZABTEH – What drives a man to participate in every single IRONMAN competition ever hosted in Port Elizabeth?
    It is the need to stay active and fit explains Dr. Franzt Struwig, an expert in Occupational Medicine based at Isuzu Motors South Africa’s medical centre.
    Struwig, who has just returned from the Two Oceans marathon in Cape Town, completed his 15th full IRONMAN...

    What drives a man to participate in every single IRONMAN competition ever hosted in Port Elizabeth?

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    Raynard Tissink, front, multiple IRONMAN champion today (Friday) addressed Isuzu Motors South Africa employees who will be participating in the Standard Bank Ironman and Isuzu Corporate Challenge over the weekend in Port Elizabeth.
    Tissink reinforced the message that everyone ‘can’ if he or she puts his mind to it. Talking to employees about physical training, Tissink said,...

    Raynard Tissink, front, multiple IRONMAN champion today (Friday) addressed Isuzu Motors South Africa employees who will be participating in the Standard Bank Ironman and Isuzu Corporate Challenge over the weekend in Port Elizabeth.

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    PORT ELIZABETH - It is all systems go for the Isuzu team who will be participating in the Isuzu Corporate Ironman challenge this weekend.
    Isuzu Motors South Africa, headline sponsor of the corporate triathlon challenge, which takes place on 6 April, a day before the Standard Bank IRONMAN competition, has entered 30 individuals and 10 teams in the corporate challenge.
    Teamwork...

    It is all systems go for the Isuzu team who will be participating in the Isuzu Corporate Ironman challenge this weekend.

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    VISITING twelve schools in eight countries, travelling 12 000km in 46 days – all in an Isuzu bakkie.
    This is the ambitious trip Science teacher Pfarelo Mphaphuli embarked upon on Wednesday [20 March], when he left South Africa in an Isuzu D-MAX Double Cab 4x4 bakkie to travel to schools in various African countries in search of Africa’s best practices in education. 
    Fury...

    VISITING twelve schools in eight countries, travelling 12 000km in 46 days – all in an Isuzu bakkie.

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    Isuzu dealers in South Africa are serious about transformation. Take Köhler Auto in Mpumalanga for example. The dealership, which has a proud history of servicing the local community since its establishment in 1925, has recently transformed to be a 51% black-owned dealership.
    Köhler Auto Dealer Principal and Managing Director Max Köhler said negotiations started around June...

    Isuzu dealers in South Africa are serious about transformation. Take Köhler Auto in Mpumalanga for example.

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    Isuzu achieved 25% overall market share in Zimbabwe in 2018;
    Massive volume increases of Double Cab sales experienced country-wide;
    Isuzu is also the best-seller in the King (Extended) Cab segment.

    HARARE – Zimbabweans love their bakkies. In fact, it is safe to say that Zimbabweans love their Isuzu bakkies – in particular, the Isuzu Double Cab bakkie.
    Last year, a...

    Zimbabweans love their bakkies. In fact, it is safe to say that Zimbabweans love their Isuzu bakkies – in particular, the Isuzu Double Cab bakkie.

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    PORT ELIZABETH –Isuzu Motors South Africa reflects on the achievements and progress the company has made, a year after its official launch.
    Isuzu’s investment in South Africa preserved 1000 direct jobs and secured around 4000 jobs through its network of 80 dealers in South Africa, and 35 dealers in Sub-Saharan Africa. Isuzu also ensured the continuity of business with around...

    Isuzu Motors South Africa reflects on the achievements and progress the company has made, a year after its official launch.

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    CAPE TOWN - Thinking on your feet, staying calm under pressure and applying months of training and practice. This was what Isuzu truck technician Miles Swanepoel had to do, to beat 64 other technicians from across the world in the recent Isuzu World Technical Competition in Japan.
    Swanepoel ended in fourth place overall in the individual I-1 Grand Prix’s Commercial Vehicle...

    Swanepoel ended in fourth place overall in the individual I-1 Grand Prix’s Commercial Vehicle division of the competition.

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    PORT ELIZABETH – The very same hands that by day apply microdots on Isuzu bakkies, has recently crafted a lifelike replica of the Isuzu bakkie out of wire and beads.
    With strong hands, scarred by some of his wire-work, yet gentle enough to add the most intricate detail and beading to his craft items, Zamile Ntlanjeni, 56, was inspired by his love for Isuzu bakkies to make his...

    The very same hands that by day apply microdots on Isuzu bakkies, has recently crafted a lifelike replica of the Isuzu bakkie out of wire and beads.

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    Innovative Teaching Technology
    PORT ELIZABETH - Innovative new technology is being harnessed to teach Mathematics and Science at high schools in Nelson Mandela Bay.
    Isuzu Motors South Africa has partnered with Nelson Mandela University's Govan Mbeki Mathematics Development Centre (GMMDC) to provide innovative new teaching tools to three Port Elizabeth schools.
    Isuzu’s...

    Innovative new technology is being harnessed to teach Mathematics and Science at high schools in Nelson Mandela Bay.

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    Penguins get new wheels
    PORT ELIZABETH – It started with a lost seabird found on the premises of Isuzu Motors South Africa’s Struandale vehicle manufacturing plant that led to the company supporting the Southern African Foundation for the Conservation of Coastal Birds (SANCCOB) with an Isuzu bakkie.
    The bakkie will be playing a critical role in the rescue and transportation...

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    Isuzu Technicians Take Podium Position at International Competition
    It’s official, South Africa has some of the best bakkie technicians in the world. The Isuzu South Africa team came third out of 24 participating countries in the Light Commercial Vehicle Division of the 2018 Isuzu World Technical Competition, known as the I-1 Grand Prix, which was held in Thailand...

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    Dressed in pink and ready for Algoa FM’s annual Big Walk for Cancer
    Isuzu Motors South Africa handed over two Isuzu mu-X sport utility vehicle to Algoa FM this week in support of the radio station’s annual Big Walk for Cancer.
    The vehicles will be used to create awareness during the run up to the event that takes place on Saturday, 27 October 2018 along the Port Elizabeth...

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    Reliable logistics support during the Isuzu Ironman 70.3 World Championships
    PORT ELIZABETH - ISUZU Motors South Africa was not just a sponsor in name for the Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, but also a sponsor in deed: delivering critical logistics that contributed to making the championship race a world-class event.
    Far from the glamour of the red finishers’ carpet,...

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    Quadriplegic athlete warms up for Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
    PORT ELIZABETH - ISUZU Motors South Africa is sponsoring a world-class, inspirational sportsman who plans to reach a new milestone at the upcoming Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, taking place on 1 and 2 September in Port Elizabeth.
    Pieter du Preez, 38, an actuarial analyst from Johannesburg, is...

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    Isuzu and IRONMAN leave long-lasting legacy
    PORT ELIZABETH - IN between hosting two international IRONMAN events in Port Elizabeth this year, a legacy project – comprising an entire creche building - was built in Walmer Township in the space of just four months.
    Shortly after the IRONMAN African Championship and Isuzu Corporate Triathlon Challenge were hosted in April 2018,...

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    Isuzu embarks upon a new journey with the Southern Kings
    PORT ELIZABETH - AN exciting new era has dawned for the Southern Kings with the announcement of the proudly Eastern Cape-side’s proposed new owners today [Monday, 20 August].
    Isuzu Motors South Africa will be partnering with a consortium of predominantly black business people, The Southern Kings and Eastern Province...

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    Isuzu’s chief warms up for IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship
    Port Elizabeth - CEO by day, Ironman in the early mornings, after work and on weekends.
    This can be said of Isuzu Motors South Africa Chief Executive Officer and Managing Director Michael Sacke, who will be participating in the upcoming Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship, taking place on 1 and 2 September in Port...

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    Those Three Moves...
    PORT ELIZABETH – Those three moves are all you need to know to protect yourself against an attacker.
    Those moves were demonstrated to the women at Isuzu Motors South Africa by the International Protection Academy during an empowering Women’s Day programme that took place at the Isuzu Struandale plant today.
    In addition, the women were...

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    ISUZU ANNOUNCED AS TITLE SPONSOR FOR THE 2018 IRONMAN 70.3 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
    The two-day Isuzu IRONMAN 70.3 World Championship event to take place on September 1 and 2, 2018 in Nelson Mandela Bay, South Africa
    TAMPA, Fla. / NELSON MANDELA BAY, South Africa (July 16, 2018) - IRONMAN, a Wanda Sports Holdings company, is proud to announce that Isuzu will be the title sponsor...

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    Isuzu supports Propella Industrial Hub
    PORT ELIZABETH - From 3D-printing, industrial prototyping to robotics – this is just some of the technology you will find being developed and pushed to new limits at the Isuzu Industrial Hub, situated at the Propella Business Incubator in Port Elizabeth.
    Isuzu Motors South Africa today announced its alliance with the Propella Business...

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    More Than a Million  – not out!
    This is the distance an 18-year old Isuzu 250 Diesel Double Cab has travelled and the bakkie is still going strong after exceeding its 1-million km’s reading last year.
    Much like its retired owner, David Manley from Mossel Bay, the Isuzu bakkie is still just as busy as before it hit the 1-million km’s mark about a year ago.
    In fact, Manley and...

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    Eager to Beat Plastic Pollution
    PORT ELIZABETH – Isuzu employees and on-site contractors commemorated World Environment Day today by bringing domestic plastic waste to work in return for a reusable shopping bag.  More than 350 kilograms of plastic waste was collected at Isuzu’s four facilities.
    Environmental Clerk, Zameka Kotelo, right, and waste yard supervisor, Abner...

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    Isuzu Beats Plastic Pollution
    PORT ELIZABETH – PORT ELIZABETH – It is estimated by Surfers Against Sewage organisation, that about eight million pieces of plastic pollution end up in the oceans every day.  As an environmentally responsible corporate citizen, Isuzu Motors South Africa strives to mitigate this pollution norm.
    Its environmental stance is firm. Isuzu sends no...

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    Isuzu ChildLife Foundation Supports Ironman 4 the Kids Project in Walmer Township
    PORT ELIZABETH – Providing sustainable solutions through solid partnerships is fundamental to Isuzu Motors South Africa’s (IMSAf) business philosophy.
    Based on this philosophy, the Isuzu ChildLife Foundation and IMSAf donated R400 000 to the IRONMAN 4 the Kidz Charity Trust to build a crèche in...

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    Isuzu Provides Critical Logistics Solutions to IRONMAN
    ISUZU will fulfil a critical logistical role at this weekend’s triathlon events taking place along the scenic Port Elizabeth coastline.
    This is in addition to Isuzu being the title sponsor of the Isuzu Corporate Triathlon Challenge, the biggest triathlon event outside of the IRONMAN series in South Africa – with a total...

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    Isuzu Diesel Engines are Renowned Worldwide

    More than 25 million Isuzu diesel engines produced for global markets
    Isuzu engines used in various commercial industries

    PORT ELIZABETH – Customising the engine on display in the Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSA) foyer in Struandale, Port Elizabeth, became a project that united the new staff members who worked on...

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    Isuzu Motors South Africa is officially launched
    PORT ELIZABETH. Today Isuzu Motors announced the official launch of its business operations in South Africa.  This follows the announcement of last year where Isuzu had said that it would purchase the light commercial vehicle operations in Port Elizabeth and also the balance of shareholding in its Isuzu Trucks South Africa...

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    Isuzu Drives Real Conversations through Movember in Support of Healthier South African Men
    JOHANNESBURG – Isuzu is getting behind the Movember Foundation’s drive for greater awareness of the crisis in men’s health, particularly testicular and prostate cancer and suicide prevention.
    Isuzu has put the Foundation behind the wheel of three specially branded double cab bakkies for...

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    Isuzu Announces Senior Leadership Appointments for South Africa
    Last week Isuzu Motors South Africa announced a number of key leadership appointments in support of the purchase of the Isuzu related assets from General Motors South Africa, effective January 2018 and subject to various regulatory approvals:
    These included:

    Haruyasu Tanishige, Chairman
    Michael Sacke, Chief...

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    Isuzu Production Continues at the Struandale Plant
    Isuzu production managers inspect the assembly line at the Struandale plant in Port Elizabeth to ensure production quality is not compromised during the reorganisation process. The production lines have been consolidated into a single platform supporting Isuzu light commercial vehicle assembly.
    Isuzu Motors...

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    Senior Isuzu Leadership Appointments for South Africa
    Today Isuzu Motors South Africa announced a number of key leadership appointments in support of  the purchase of the Isuzu related assets from General Motors South Africa, effective January 2018 and subject to various regulatory approvals:
    Haruyasu Tanishige, in addition to his current role of Senior Executive officer for...

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    Isuzu Celebrates 80 Year Anniversary with Customers

    April 22nd is Isuzu national dealer day at Isuzu dealers across the country
    More than a century of automotive history
    40 years of Light Commercial Vehicle production in South Africa

    Port Elizabeth - It’s a year of celebration for Isuzu Motors Limited of Japan as it commemorates the establishment of the company in April...

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    Diesel and Dust   
    From generation to generation
    VREDENDAL – Some things you just can’t kill – and that includes your average Isuzu KB bakkie.
    Proof of this is to be found in the West Coast hamlet of Vanrynsdorp, in turn a stone’s throw from Vredendal, some 270 kilometres up the N7 from Cape Town.
    Here, diesel mechanic Daniël Kotze lives with his young brood and a fleet of...