JOHANNESBURG, South Africa -- General Motors says it will buy the remaining 51 percent of Delta Motor Corp. of South Africa, Reuters reported.
GM has a 49 percent stake in the automotive manufacturer, acquired in 1997 when it returned to South Africa after 11 years. Delta employs more than 4,000 people and assembles GM's Opel brand Corsa and Astra cars and Isuzu light trucks.
The government must approve the deal. Delta was formed in 1986 through a management buyout when GM left South Africa as a response to protest against the apartheid regime of that time.