Raleigh opened a factory in Vereeniging, South Africa in the ealry 1950s, it did not just asemble it manufactured, initially about 50,000 bicycles a year.
In the rest of Africa Raleigh had a distributor, selling 150,000 bicycles a year.
Vereening was closed around 1960 - a worldwide shakeout - a former Tube Investments plant in the Transvaal became the only Raleigh factory in SA.
A factory was opened in 1974 in Nigeria, there have been other licensing arrangement throughout the continent.
I am unsure when the Transvaal plant was closed, but my guess was during the second half of the 1980s when Raleigh was sold to the Luxemburg based Derby International company.
Hope this fills a gap, Roadking.
Co-founder of a V-CC section, member South Eastern Road Club and owner of - 2005 Bianchi Reparto Corse (modern), 1985 Raleigh SBDU Pro Super, 1984 Raleigh LU Corsa, 1980 Allin Stan Butler Special, 1978 Ron Cooper, 1975 Bill Philbrook tourer, 2 x very early Roberts (mid/late 1960s), 1966 Raleigh Superbe Roadster, 1964 Allin Stan Butler Special Belgique, 1951 Hobbs of Barbican S/C, 1950 Hobbs of Barbican S/C, 1947 Hetchins Super Special, 1908 Centaur Featherweight. 1988 Specialized Stumpjumper.