Monthly Archives: February 2015


The 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.

Enactment of the Labour Relations Amendment Act 6 OF 2014

President 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.

Approved Panel Beaters

Need 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

It’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.

Urgent Notice: Fraudulent Activity

An urgent fraudulent activity statement by African Rand Underwriting Managers (Pty) Ltd has been released, detailing a fraudulent communication, sent on an African Rand Underwriting Managers letterhead.