Shaping Sustainable Supply Chains

Shaping Sustainable Supply Chains

#9 Is the electric age a game changer for South Africa’s automotive industry?

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The car industry is an important income generator for South Africa. As a side note, the first vehicles were manufactured there already in the 1920’s – almost century ago. Back then, Ford and General Motors built assembly plants. So, there are already established supply chains within the country. Now the global auto industry is electrifying vehicles and batteries are needed everywhere. Being a country with rich mineral resources, could this be a once-in-a-lifetime chance for more and better jobs and increased prosperity? Moderator Nicolas Martin discussing with Justin Barnes executive director of TWIMS. Established by the Toyota Wessels Trust, TWIMS is a not for profit initiative dedicated to the development of manufacturing executives in Africa.


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This podcast investigates multiple societal dilemmas arising in global supply chains and offers insights into evidence-based solutions for overcoming these challenges. Our mission: Revealing actionable shifts towards more sustainable and fair global supply chains.

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The Research Network Sustainable Global Supply Chains aims at contributing to the sustainability of global supply chains through research. It initiates new research, pools the expertise of leading scientists around the world and makes new findings accessible for political decision-makers and other stakeholders.

The research network is hosted by four research organisations: the German Institute of Development and Sustainability IDOS (former DIE), the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP), The German Institute for Global and Area Studies (GIGA) and the Kiel Institute for the World Economy.

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