South Africa’s Metair names Riaz Haffejee as its new head

SOUTH AFRICA – International manufacturer, distributor and retailer of energy storage solutions and automotive components, Metair, has announced the appointment of Riaz Haffejee as the new chief executive of the Group with effect from February 1, 2021, succeeding outgoing CEO Theo Loock. Metair said in a statement that the board began the search for a new CEO in mid-2020 following Loock’s decision to take early retirement. Loock will remain a consultant to the Group and its subsidiaries for a period of two years, to ensure a seamless hand over to…

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BMW South Africa set to launch fourth electric vehicle by end of 2020

SOUTH AFRICA – BMW Group South Africa (BMW SA), the leading automobile manufacturer, has announced that it will launch South Africa’s fourth electric vehicle (EV) in the fourth quarter of 2020, when the Mini SE will make its local debut. The Mini SE follows the new style of EVs, where a known model is turned into an electric car, and the vehicle is not manufactured on a purpose-built EV platform, such as the Nissan Leaf or BMW i3. BMW SA says the Mini SE will be the most affordable battery…

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