Monthly Archives: February 2015


Reading Time: 5 minutesThe dramatic collapse of the crude oil price at the end of 2014 caught the market unawares. Between February 2011 and August 2014, Brent crude oil traded in fairly stable price range, averaging US$110 per barrel (/bbl). The industry players came to accept US$100/bbl as an appropriate price for planning purposes.


Reading Time: 3 minutesAnza Motors will be hosting a potjiekos competition, at their premises, on the 7th of March 2015 and would like to know if there are companies interested in entering the competition which will be held in Alberton North.

Enactment of the Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 OF 2014

Reading Time: 12 minutesPresident Zuma has announced the date on which the LRA Act 6 of 2014 (‘the Act’) becomes effective. In terms of section 45 of the LRA Act 6 of 2014, the Act [excluding that portion of section 37(c) inserting subsection 198(4F) in the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995] and a new set of regulations gazetted last year, took effect on 1 January 2015.

South African Short-term Insurance Industry distances itself from tow-truck turf war

Reading Time: 2 minutesIn the wake of the recent incidents of violence and intimidation in the tow truck environment in Cape Town, the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) has categorically distanced itself, as well as the short-term insurance industry, from any acts of violence and intimidation, as it believes that violence is not a solution to challenges.

Approved Panel Beaters

Reading Time: 1 minuteNeed to your car repaired by an approved panel beater? We can help you find your nearest approved Nissan, Datsun, Hyundai or Infiniti motor body repairer.

Mandatory / Discretionary Grants

Reading Time: 1 minuteIt’s that time of year on the Skills Development calendar, where all WSP (Workplace Skills Plan) / ATR (Annual Training Reports) / Pivotal Plans must be submitted in order to be granted either MG (Mandatory Grants) & DG (Discretionary Grants) for all training that happened during 2014/2015.