Monthly Archives: May 2015

Free Industrial Relations Seminar

Reading Time: 1 minuteThe RMI members in the Highveld region are invited to attend the Industrial Relations Seminar, being held at various locations in the region. These seminars are designed to equip the members with knowledge and understanding of the important provisions of the Main Collective Agreement for the Motor Industry.

Are you ready to re-take your driving test?

Reading Time: 2 minutesOn 9 April, Minister of Transport Dipuo Peters said traffic officers may be given authority to re-test South African drivers to see if they meet necessary standards. Peters hopes such a law will seed out bad drivers from our society who may be part of the reason for South Africa’s alarmingly high road fatalities.

Making Sense of Training Apprentices

Reading Time: 1 minuteDr Paul Spear and Herbert Lonsdale from the Institute for the Motor Industry United Kingdom addressed members at the RMI National Council meeting on Tuesday 5 May 2015, on how to calculate the ROI of training apprentices.

Mutual & Federal wins SAMBRA Insurer of the Year Award

Reading Time: 2 minutesShort-term insurer, Mutual & Federal, has won the prestigious SA Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA) Insurer of the Year award for the second consecutive year.

The award ceremony took place in Johannesburg during Automechanika SA, and honours top vehicle insurers their contribution to the sustainability of motor body repairers in South Africa.

Is buying a franchise right for YOU?

Reading Time: 7 minutesWith an increasing number of individuals looking at entrepreneurship as an option for their financial and professional future, buying a franchise, and the perceived stability that comes with it, seems like an attractive alternative to starting a business from scratch. Leonie Mollentze delves into the pros and cons.