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Ford calms down spirits over South Africa


The recent ongoing strike in the largest African economy, the latest in ongoing labor turmoil has prompted reactions from the automotive industry as well, with the walk out affecting production. Ford, the No.2 US automaker, has now moved to downplay concerns over the future of the company’s investments in the country – which has been plagued by numerous strikes in recent ...
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