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About Volkswagen South Africa
Volkswagen Driving South Africa’s Automotive Transformation
Having invested more than R6.1 billion in South Africa over the past 3 years and ensuring that over 60% of all vehicle parts are locally manufactured, Volkswagen South Africa continues to contribute significantly to the growth of the automotive manufacturing industry and transformation in South Africa as a whole.
Volkswagen Ntinga Project
The Volkswagen Ntinga Project is strategically placed to assist VWSA with its strategy to deepen localisation and increase the number of Black-owned suppliers in the Volkswagen and automotive value chain.
“Ntinga” is a Xhosa word meaning “to soar up and rise” and this Volkswagen initiative aims to enable exactly that for five black-owned manufacturing businesses. The pilot project launched in 2017, is an 18-month coaching and mentorship programme in partnership with the Department of Trade and Industry that enables five new black-owned manufacturing businesses to become Volkswagen suppliers.
Volkswagen Business Support Centre
Established in 2011, the Volkswagen Business Support Centre is our business incubator that aims to boost and stimulate small businesses in the Nelson Mandela Bay. The entrepreneurs attend an intensive entrepreneur development programme with the aim of improving their business acumen and growing their businesses.
Volkswagen BEE Trust
The Trust provides venture capital funding to South African Black SMME’s in the automotive sector who show potential to grow exponentially. We strongly believe in the inclusive growth of the automotive sector and the South African economy, and are proud of our contribution towards the transformation of the automotive industry.