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South Africa Car-Part Makers Turn to Virus Needs to Combat Slump

  • SAVE-P made up of 14 firms making breathing aids locally
  • Demand for auto parts remain about half of pre-pandemic levels
The C-PAPs assembly line in Rosslyn, Aug. 27.
The C-PAPs assembly line in Rosslyn, Aug. 27.Photographer: Waldo Swiegers/Bloomberg

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A group of South African car-part makers have switched their focus to the local production of breathing aids, a move to help the country’s health system and protect jobs threatened by the Covid-19 crisis.