Qatar Airways increases African routes, Cape Town, Durban, Maputo to join in February

SOUTHERN AFRICA – Qatar Airways, in line with its steady rebuild of its Africa network, has rolled out plans to increase flight frequencies to Cape Town to five weekly flights from February 1 and Durban increasing to three weekly flights from February 14. The state-owned flag carrier of Qatar will also increase flights to Maputo to three weekly flights from February 14. Qatar Airways group chief executive Akbar Al Baker, said, “We are proud to be the leading international carrier connecting Africa with Asia-Pacific, Europe, the Middle East and the…

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Toyota boosts investment in South African taxi plant to more than US$65m

SOUTH AFRICA – Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) announced that it has boosted its investment in its HiAce Ses’fikile taxi vehicle plant in Prospecton near Durban to more than US$65m (R1 billion) since 2012. According to The Citizen South, the manufacturer has also invested almost US$1.32m (R20 million) in a packing plant to support the commencement later this month of its export operations and local assembly of its Hilux model in Kenya. Andrew Kirby, president and chief executive of TSAM, says the enhancements to local production of the HiAce Ses’fikile…

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