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Volkswagen South Africa – Changing 1 100 lives, one bicycle and one book at a time

Volkswagen South Africa – After donating 1 100 bicycles to learners from 20 rural schools in KwaZulu Natal and the Eastern Cape in April and May respectively – Volkswagen South Africa together with its partners Qhubeka and World Vision South Africa returned to a KwaZulu Natal school to conduct bike maintenance, a road safety clinic […]

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Dream of designing a Volkswagen comes true

Lonwabo Sila has dreamt of designing a car for the past seven years and yesterday, 12 August 2015 his dream became a reality. As part of the Reach for a Dream initiative, the 17 year-old Lonwabo spent a day at the Volkswagen Motorsport in Uitenhage to learn what being a car designer entails.

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Volkswagen Partner with Nike Soweto Marathon

People’s car partners with People’s race – Nike Soweto Marathon Volkswagen has partnered with the 2014 Nike Soweto Marathon as the official vehicle sponsor. The ‘People’s Race’ takes place on Sunday, 2 November from Nasrec Expo Centre.

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Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory Vehicle Sponsorship Volkswagen South Africa

Volkswagen drives early childhood development Volkswagen Group South Africa has extended its social investment commitment to supporting early childhood development with the sponsorship of 10 Polos. The partnership with the Centre for Early Childhood Development (CECD) started in 2008 with the sponsorship of Citi Golfs which were later replaced with Polo Vivos.

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Winners of the 2014 Spirit of Africa competition finals announced

Carel Otto and his wife, Danielle, are the 2014 Spirit of Africa Trophy champions. The couple, who received R50 000 prize money for their achievement, was announced as overall winners after successfully negotiating five days of gruelling 4×4 driving challenges in Botswana last week.

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ALEX SMITH TO TAKE OVER AS DIRECTOR OF VOLKSWAGEN PASSENGER CARS

Alex Smith is to take over as Director of the Volkswagen Passenger Cars brand from 1 July 2014, replacing Robert Hazelwood who is leaving the company.

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Volkswagen Group South Africa accelerates education of children in need

The pioneers of youth development in the Walmer Township (Port Elizabeth), the Masifunde Learner Development project, recently received a sponsored vehicle from Volkswagen Group South Africa. The much-needed 23-seater Volkswagen Crafter will assist the Masifunde team to safely transport learners to and from school and extra-curricular activities.

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Volkswagen loveLife Y-Centre celebrates one year milestone

As the R20-million Volkswagen loveLife Youth Centre in Uitenhage’s  KwaNobuhle township celebrates its first year anniversary, manager Themba Maseti has announced several successes as well as bold plans for the year ahead.

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Volkswagen South Africa Festival Images and Photographs

On the 2nd of November 911 of Volkswagen South Africa’s biggest fans came to the Volkswagen South Africa Festival attempt to break the record for the most Volkswagen cars used to create a Volkswagen Badge. Volkswagen South African Fans came from all provinces to support the attempt to break the world Volkswagen Logo Record. We […]

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Volkswagen Walmer township

Uplifting the needy in Walmer township Champion of the less fortunate, German national Rolf Meder and the Ubuhlobo Project volunteers recently completed their 15th philanthropic outreach to the Eastern Cape. Meder, a retired school teacher of over 30 years, started the Ubuhlobo Project in 1999 and has since been doing great work in various underprivileged […]

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SPCA and Volkswagen South Africa

VWSA rallies to SPCA’s assistance Over 80 keen Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) motorcyclists, including their friends and families, rallied together at the weekend in aid of furry four-legged animals being cared for by the Uitenhage SPCA.

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Volkswagen’s boost for small businesses

Volkswagen Group South Africa’s (VWSA) multimillion rand project that is aimed at boosting local small businesses is yielding encouraging results.

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Volkswagen workforce initiative “A chance to play” supports disadvantaged children and youth in Brazil

Group Works Council and “terre des homes” program kicks off Two million euros for aid projects in poor districts Wolfsburg / São Paulo, 24 January 2013 – The Volkswagen Group Works Council and the child rights agency “terre des hommes” are helping to improve future prospects for children and youth in poor districts of Brazil […]

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World Aids Day 2012 – Volkswagen South Africa

Volkswagen unveils its KwaNobuhle R20-million loveLife Y-Centre Unveiling the R20-million Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) loveLife Youth Centre in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage today (30th November), Managing Director David Powels said it was his hope that the centre would radically transform the lives of the youth who embrace it.

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Volkswagen South Africa improves Nelson Mandela Bay’s service industry reputation

Nelson Mandela Bay often gets a bad rap for its service, but Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) call centre manager Ryan Kleynhans is breaking the mould by bringing home prestigious international service industry awards.

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Volkswagen donates minibus to Robben Island Museum

Volkswagen Group South Africa has donated a T5 minibus to the Robben Island Museum. The vehicle which was previously on loan to the Museum, transports VIP guests visiting this National and World Heritage site.

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Volkswagen Many hands make light work

This year, Volkswagen Group South Africa mobilised over 110 volunteers from both their Uitenhage and Sandton offices into action through the Volkswagen ‘Great Show of Hands‘  Programme.  The volunteers gave up five hours of their weekend to help community developments, for the first time simultaneously, in both the Eastern Cape and Gauteng regions.

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Fans from all over Europe get together on the Baltic Sea beach

1,000 Kilometres to the Sea: Beetle Fans from all over Europe get together on the Baltic Sea beach The eighth Beetle Sunshine Tour starts in Lübeck on 18 August Volkswagen Sound Foundation presents band Luxuslärm Wolfsburg/Travemünde, 11 July 2012 – With their song “1000 Kilometer bis zum Meer (1000 kilometres to the sea)”, the German […]

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VOLKSWAGEN GTI INTERNATIONAL PREPARES TO CELEBRATE 25TH ANNIVERSARY IN STYLE

Thousands of Golf GTI owners of all ages, plus a great many other enthusiasts of Volkswagen Group cars, from Audi RS4s and SEAT Ibiza Cupras to Volkswagen T5 vans, will soon be converging on Bruntingthorpe Proving Ground for this year’s GTI International.

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Last Volkswagen Beetle built in South Africa restored

Last Volkswagen Beetle built in South Africa restored Volkswagen has restored the last Beetle ever built in its manufacturing plant in Uitenhage. The Beetle was practically destroyed in a vehicle carrier accident in 2006.

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VOLKSWAGEN VAN TAKES ON 92 IN 92 CHALLENGE FOR KIDNEY RESEARCH

A charity challenge aiming to cover 2,200 miles visiting all 92 football league clubs in 92 hours this week has chosen to drive the perfect vehicle designed to perform as a daily workhorse – a new Volkswagen Transporter panel van. The ‘Doing The 92 in 92’ challenge is the idea of avid football fan Tim […]

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Volkswagen South Africa: Sod-turning for new loveLife Youth Centre in KwaNobuhle

The Chairman of the Volkswagen Group South Africa, Hubert Waltl, turned the first sod at the site of the new loveLife Youth Centre in KwaNobuhle, Uitenhage.

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Memorial ceremony in Auschwitz Volkswagen

Memorial ceremony in Auschwitz: Volkswagen Group and State of Lower Saxony pay tribute on 25th anniversary of International Youth Meeting Centre

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VOLKSWAGEN RETURNS TO TAKE ON RAC FUTURE CAR CHALLENGE

Three Volkswagen models are set to compete in the second RAC Future Car Challenge on Saturday 5 November, including the prototype electric Golf blue-e-motion which won the inaugural event last year. The Challenge follows a route from Madeira Drive in Brighton to Pall Mall in London, during which the participating vehicles are measured for the […]

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