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Nissan to create jobs in automotive sector in South Africa

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Nissan will boost employment in South Africa
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Nissan will boost employment in South Africa with the local production of the next generation Navara poised to create an estimated 1,200-plus new jobs in the automotive sector.


Speaking at the recent announcement of Nissan’s decision to manufacture for the first time in history the full model line-up of the Navara on home soil, the President of the Republic of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, commented that the automotive sector is an essential part of the industrialisation of economy,

“The sector is a reliable partner but it is also a dependable ally, as it has demonstrated by this investment, on our path to position manufacturing as a catalyst to development and inclusive growth,” the President said.

Manufacturing of the new Navara in Nissan’s Rosslyn facility, in Pretoria, is expected to begin in 2020 and to see the plant’s current production output grow by more than 50%.


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