Short-term insurer, Mutual & Federal, has won the prestigious SA Motor Body Repair Association (SAMBRA) Insurer of the Year award for the third consecutive year. The award ceremony took place in Johannesburg and honoured top vehicle insurers and OEMs, as well as paint and equipment suppliers for their contribution to the sustainability of motor body repairers in South Africa. Read on for all the winners.
The Financial Services Board (FSB) is investigating possible irregularities in the business conduct of SaXum Insurance, after the short-term insurer was placed into liquidation by the High Court in Johannesburg last week, leaving 3,500 claims, amounting to R15m, unpaid.
Snap-on has recently announced that they will be aquiring Sweden-based company, Car-O-Liner. Car-O-Liner provides accident repair equipment and truck alignment systems.
Tesla CEO, Elon Musk, has begun testing on the Model S, fully autonomous vehicle. Self-driving technology, no driver required. Predicting safety far greater than that of a human driver, Musk projects a fully autonomous journey from LA to NYC in late 2017.
Acting as a Business Incubator, SATeC supports the development of entrepeneurial companies by providing support services and resources.
It’s hail season in many of SA’s provinces, and these little (or sometimes, big) balls of ice cause millions of rands’ worth of destruction in South Africa every year.
The frequency of hail storms is closely related to height above sea level, and hail storms are often associated with thunder storms typical in high-lying summer rainfall areas.
Statistics show the highest frequency (approximately five hail storms per year) in South Africa in the Highveld/Bushveld areas.
The Automobile Association (AA) held a car tyre safety demonstration at the Gerotek Test Facilities west of Pretoria yesterday, which highlighted the dangers of driving with worn or damaged tyres.
Vehicle engine performance is largely affected by the quality of fuels and oils used, as well as maintaining these levels and changing your oil regularly. Castrol has unveiled its new generation GTX range of vehicle oils, including a premium GTX Ultraclean variant using synthetic technology.
The RMI published this post recently on the dangers of hijacking, staying vigilent and avoiding it.
The mediation sessions between the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (NUMSA) on the one hand, and the RMI, National Employers’ Association of South Africa (NEASA) and the Fuel Retailers’ Association (FRA) on the other, continued on the 12th of October 2016 in the form of a bilateral meeting between NUMSA and the RMI / NEASA, in an endeavour to resolve the present wage- and substantive disputes between the parties.
We have received official communications with regards to Saxum Insurance and the application from the Registrar for Short-term Insurance to have the company liquidated. In order to understand the extent of the damage and how this affects your business, please read on to see what information you need to email us.
The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) were featured in the latest edition of the SA Business Integrator. The feature explains the work of the RMI and what they stand for.
The SAMBRA AGMs took place across South South Africa in September and October. Read more for highlights, as well as a copy of the various presentations.
“In anticipation of another beautiful South African spring and summer, many of us are looking forward to enjoying the warmer weather outdoors. This will include cyclists who remain a vulnerable group among road users.” – AA
From washing cars to owning her very own panle beating business, Thembi is a true testiment to hard work. G & T Autobody in Randburg, Gauteng are classed as a major structural motor body repairer.
This year’s SAMBRA Awards Breakfast will take place on 28 October 2016. Attendees will be treated to the brilliant words of guest speaker and self-professed petrol-head, Vuyi Mpofu. Limited seats still available for members – final chance to RSVP.
The Rand Mutual Assurance (RMA) has streamlined its document management process. The latest RMA Connect Newsletter covers this topic and others including, correctly using RMA forms and RMA Coverage options.
ITTA’s fully equipped academies provide high quality training to apprentices and artisans in the automotive industry, with the emphasis on the Light Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Heavy Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Motorcycle and Scooter Maintenance and Repair, Auto Electrical and Forklift, Automotive Body Repair and Automotive Spray Painting.
COSATU has announced scheduled employee protest action for Friday, 7 October 2016. Please note that employees are entitled to participate in this protected protest action.