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South Africa a Global Hub for Ford's Diesel Engines

The Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) is now manufacturing a new line of diesel engines at Struandale, outside Port Elizabeth, turning its local engine plant into a global hub for the carmakers diesel engines.

Indian Carmaker Opens Assembly Plant in South Africa

Tata Motors' joint venture with Tata Africa Holdings formally opened its assembly plant in SA at Rosslyn, north of Tshwane, on Friday. "The establishment of the plant is a major step towards bolstering the operations and presence of the Tata Group in SA," the group said.

Rwanda, DRC, Burundi Plan Massive Hydroelectric Power Plant

Rwanda,Burundi and DRC Water Ministers last week signed a convention under the umbrella of Economic of the Great Lakes Countries(CEPGL) to mark the end of a 2 year technical feasibility study on Ruzizi III hydroelectric Project.

Ford Ready to Export From South Africa

Ford Motor Company this week announced the completion of a two-year, US$500-million (R3.4-billion) upgrade of its manufacturing and assembly plants in South Africa to enable it to produce and export its new Ranger diesel pickup trucks to 148 countries, mostly in Africa and Asia.

Chinese Automaker Rolls Out Kenyan Assembled Pickup Trucks

This now lays ground for the Chinese automaker to compete with established truck dealers in the local market who include Toyota, DT Dobie and CMC Motors, as it targets to sell over 5,000 trucks in the regional market in two years.

South Africa's Eskom gets $365m clean energy loan

South African state company Eskom has secured a US$365-million (about R2.46-billion) loan from the African Development Bank to fund construction of a concentrated solar power plant at Upington in the Northern Cape and a wind farm near Koekenaap in the Western Cape.

Radioactivity Rises in Sea Off Japan Nuke Plant

TOKYO - Levels of radioactivity have risen sharply in seawater near a tsunami-crippled nuclear plant in northern Japan, signaling the possibility of new leaks...