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nissanEngineering News reports that local production of the next-generation Nissan Navara is expected to create an estimated 1,200 new jobs in the automotive sector.  

Manufacturing is expected to begin in 2020 at Nissan’s Rosslyn-based facility, where output is expected to grow by more than 50%.  Growing the facility’s capacity to this level will require a two-shift operation, which will result in the immediate creation of an additional 400 jobs, Nissan said on Thursday.  Group Africa MD Mike Whitfield remarked:  “Nissan has a deep understanding of the need to invest in skills development in a meaningful way.  Not just for our benefit, in terms of having a skilled workforce at our technologically advanced vehicle manufacturing plant in Rosslyn, but also for the benefit of all the eager, young minds in this country, who are simply seeking opportunities to improve themselves.”  In partnership with the Automotive Industry Development Centre (AIDC), Nissan has built an incubation and training centre at the Rosslyn manufacturing facility, through which a five-year training and mentorship programme is offered.

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