Its 5:15 in the morning in a wintery South Africa. An icy fog settles over the plant shortly before the sun comes up. Charlotte Zungu, a new employee in the communications department of Volkswagen South Africa at the Uitenhage plant, stands ready to welcome the first shift of roughly 1,400 Polo employees.
"Sanibonani, Welcome, Goeie More!" she calls to the surprised employees as they stream into the plant. Its a tri-lingual hello, welcome and good morning in Zulu, English, and Afrikaans.