Established in 1946, Volkswagen Group South Africa is a wholly-owned subsidiary of Volkswagen Aktiengesellschaft (VWAG) in Germany. It is the largest German investment in South Africa and is a major contributor to foreign direct investment, technology transfer and skills development. Volkswagen Group South Africa is located in Uitenhage, an industrial town some 35 km from Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape.
For generations, Volkswagen Group South Africa has led the pack in the key areas of transformation. We set key targets and measure our success, which is the reason we have such a proud record as a responsible corporate citizen. Volkswagen Group South Africa believes very strongly that job creation and skills development will fuel transformation. Our first priority, therefore, is to build a strong and successful business which protects and creates jobs within Volkswagen Group South Africa and the broader Volkswagen family of suppliers and franchised Dealers.
As a multi-national corporation, Volkswagen Group South Africa also has a strong commitment to boost foreign direct investment in South Africa and to promote the transfer of world-class technology, knowledge and skills. Hundreds of Volkswagen Group South Africa employees at all levels have received training at Volkswagen plants throughout the world.
In October 2004 Mr. Nkuna and his partner Mr. Theledi bought Volkswagen Polokwane from The Imperial Group, becoming the first black owners of any Volkswagen franchise in South Africa. In 2005, Mr. Nkuna also managed to get the Volkswagen Commercial franchise in Polokwane.