Monthly Archives: November 2015

Alcohol: Reaching the Unconverted

The AA have focused on alcohol and driving throughout 2015 – looking at the scale of the problem and delved into the way alcohol affects driving. And in this conclusion to their three-part overview of the issue, they ask a single question: is there a way South Africa could take the message of sober road use to such a diverse selection of drivers as ours?

Consumer Credit Index Declines in the 3rd Quarter, Indicitive of a Weak Economy

TransUnion, a global leader in credit and information management, has released the latest South African Consumer Credit Index (CCI) report, which shows a decline in the index to 51.2 in the third quarter of 2015, down from a revised 53.6 in the second quarter. New account defaults and distressed borrowing levels have seen a marginal increase, although both indicators were relatively neutral and do not show either materially worsening or improving credit behaviour.

Training Goverened by Single Ministry

For the first time, our Technical Vocational Education and Training system (TVET) is covered by a single Ministry that includes Education and Training in industry. Without a doubt, this is conducive towards bringing education and business together, writes the organisation’s CEO, Dr Raymond Patel.

Changing For The Better

The RMI, being a dynamic and forward-thinking organisation, continuously searches for opportunities to change for the better and to remain relevant, dynamic and professional as the leading business voice in the automotive aftermarket. Accordingly, we have embraced change as a strategic imperative and have adopted transformation as a necessity.

Promotion of Access to Information Act (PAIA) Manuals Required

PAIA (the Promotion of Access to Information Act) requires you to prepare, lodge and publish (including on any website you have) an information manual in the prescribed format. The RMI has made a facility available through its regional office to assist members with the compilation and submission of their respective PAIA manual. Please contact your nearest RMI Office for further particulars.

Solution for Motorists Who Cannot Afford Comprehensive Motor Insurance

According to a study conducted by the South African Insurance Association, it is estimated that as many as 70% of all South African motorists are uninsured. PMD’s (Prime Meridian Direct) motor insurance products were designed as a direct response to this dire situation and is targeted at the majority of South African motorists who either cannot afford traditional comprehensive motor insurance or who are struggling to maintain their expensive comprehensive cover.