New-vehicle sales in SA started the year weakly with the 41,636 units reflecting a decrease of 3.8% from the 43,294 vehicles sold in January 2023.

It is the sixth consecutive month of declining sales and motor industry body Naamsa attributed it to the lingering effects of cost-of-living increases and dampened consumer and business confidence, combined with the country’s port challenges and persistent load-shedding...

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