The South African motor industry is in a state of flux as it waits to hear the government’s final master plan for the industry for the period 2020-35. An announcement is expected later this year. In the meantime, Nico Vermeulen, executive director of the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of SA (Naamsa), will cover aspects of the broader automotive industry’s past performance as the foundation for growth and development in the medium to longer term when he addresses delegates at the Cape Automotive Forum in October. The two-day conference, supported by Automechanika and organised by Messe Frankfurt SA, takes place at the Cape Town International Convention Centre on October 17 and 18, alongside a co-located exhibition of automotive after-market products and service providers as well as commercial vehicles. "We have linked this insightful conference and exhibition to our Automechanika automotive after-market trade fair brand to stress its credibility and value to the Sou...

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