Roy Cokayne has been a financial journalist for 34 years, focusing largely on the automotive, construction and property sectors. He is fascinated and passionate about life, living, the truth and justice.

Automotive industry transformation to shift into higher gear

New fund set to increase local content and exports.

Volkswagen on the electric vehicle offensive

VW and other auto makers engage government about bringing EVs to SA.

WBHO flags lower earnings

Attributes fall to its roads upgrade project in Australia.

Metair set to commission battery production line in Romania

Sees a potential electric vehicle production scenario ‘sometime in the future’.

Government sets up demerit system for drivers

Outa is concerned the act could be used to force motorists into paying e-tolls.

Auto sector wage negotiations at a critical point

Last-ditch attempt to find one another, says Numsa.

M&R subsidiary wins $620m project in the US

Extending the geographical reach of its Australian-based subsidiary pays off.

Kuga deaths: Ford SA initiates settlement negotiations

National Consumer Commission had planned to prosecute.

Steep rise in civil construction tender activity

Road and water projects lead the way.

Sanral to issue R40bn in road-building tenders

Could help lift the construction sector out of the doldrums if done right.

Used vehicle price increases at their lowest level in 5 years

Ironically, cash-strapped consumers are in a position of power as the industry attempts to stimulate the market.

Numsa wants 20% wage increase, medical aid for auto industry

The union and manufacturers’ association are poles apart.

Scrapping e-tolls a viable solution – AA

And says motorists who have paid tolls in the last six years should be reimbursed.

Tribunal dismisses collusion complaint against two asphalt firms

CompCom alleged that Roadspan Surfaces and Much Asphalt had struck up an agreement.

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