JOHANNESBURG – South Africa’s auto industry starts the year off on a positive note with sales up 6.9% to 52,213 vehicles from year-ago’s 48,821, the National Assn. of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa reports. January historically is a strong sales month as buyers, particularly new-car purchasers, seek to benefit from the new year’s model registration date and the associated higher resale value of vehicles, NAAMSA Director Nico Vermeulen says. New-car sales totaled 35,819 units, ...

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