Monthly Archives: December 2015

MIBCO Calendar

A handy MIBCO calendar is now available for download, indicating which calendar months fall over 4 or 5 weeks – an important consideration for MIBCO Members in terms of submitting their returns.

Seasons Greetings from SAMBRA

SAMBRA wishes all Members, Associates and Consumers a wonder Festive Season and fantastic 2016! Stay safe and enjoy this time of rest. SAMBRA Members – please note the SAMBRA & RMI closing dates…

Navigate Driving In Rainy Weather Like A Pro

South Africa’s climate is as varied as the Rainbow Nation itself, which means that the country experiences peak rainfall cycles at different times of the year, depending on the location. But whether you live in Joburg, Bloem, Cape Town or Upington – rain safety applies to everyone!

Accident Guide: Stay Safe These Holidays

The Festive Season is here, but the merriment of the season also goes hand in hand with a sharp increase of car accidents. Being involved in an accident – big or small – is a traumatic experience for everyone involved, so it is important to keep a cool head and remember their rights and responsibilities. Our handy accident guide will help.


Featured SAMBRA Member Clark & Kent, situated in Congela, Durban, boasts a rich history in vehicle repair that spans over 100 years! Established in 1897, Clark & Kent offer comprehensive vehicle repair, panel beating and spray painting services and utilise leading modern technology for the best service.

Consumer Vehicle Survey

Everyone has their own ideas around vehicle ownership, and we all have our little habits when it comes to using our vehicles on a day-to-day basis. Please share your thoughts with us in this short SAMBRA survey…

Road Safety in South Africa

South Africans have again ended another disastrous weekend on the country’s roads with one incident alone claiming the lives of 19 people in Westonaria in Gauteng. The human cost of these crashes is immeasurable and requires urgent action.

MEMBER EXCLUSIVE: Trade Test Regulations

The Department of Higher Education and Training has distributed a number of communication pieces around the implementation of the latest Trade Test Regulations, which have replaced the Manpower Training Act. (You must be log in to view this member-exclusive content.)

Advertise Your Pre-Owned Equipment On The SAMBRA Directory

Often, the one thing that stands between your panel shop and a successful grading exercise is having the correct equipment. Buying brand new equipment can be a costly exercise, especially when your business is new. At the same time, there are panel shops in South Africa who regularly upgrade their equipment. Now you can use the SAMBRA Directory to advertise your pre-owned equipment in a few easy steps!

The Secret to Employing An Apprentice At NO Cost

Employing an apprentice can be costly, and you are not guaranteed of finding quality employees, nor funding from merSETA. However, thanks to False Bay College’s CBMT Training Programme, made possible through funding by the HWSETA, you have a great opportunity to place trained candidates – with the necessary skills and background – in your business, and contribute to the ongoing upskilling of artisans in the motor body repair industry, AT NO COST TO YOU!

National World AIDS Month: A Good Time To Initiate Conversations Around Wellness

World AIDS Day is the first ever Global Health Day. First celebrated in 1988, it is a day to commemorate our lost, and stand in support of those infected and affected by HIV. HIV and AIDS still affect millions of lives, and it is more important than ever to keep World AIDS Day going, and to do your bit to openly and honestly speak about this condition in the workplace and your community.