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Toyota, Ford Halt Production as South Africa Strike Deepens

Toyota Motor Corp. and Ford Motor Co. are stopping production at South African plants as a strike in the manufacturing industry stems the supply of components.

Toyota, the biggest carmaker by exports in Africa’s second-biggest economy, will halt production of the Corolla, Hilux and Fortuner models at its Durban plant starting tomorrow, Mary Willemse, spokeswoman for the Japanese company in South Africa, said today by phone. The shutdown “is due to the ongoing strike in the metals industry, cutting supply of car components for the models,” she said.