Car makers in the driving seat of South Africa's economy

There were 66,000 BWM-3 series produced in South Africa in 2013. Of those made for export, the cars were sent to Japan, Australia, Singapore, as well as sub-Saharan Africa.

The smells of oil, tires and hard work surround Monwabisi Bokwe as he stands on the Volkswagen production line. He’s one of the thousands of employees at the auto plant in the South African town of Uitenhage, a cog in Eastern Cape’s crucial sector: car manufacturing.

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