New Gauteng-based training centre gives spray painting trade a boost

Answering the critical need for additional training centres in the automotive aftermarket sector, Gauteng is proud to announce the opening of a new training centre, Mbuntu Training Services in Edenvale, specifically for spray painting. Marcia Modiba, Acting Director for the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association, a constituent association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation […]

Excitement builds for first ever Motor Mech Show in Western Cape

With only a few hours to go, excitement is building in preparation for the first-ever Western Cape Motor Mech show, which will be held at HTS Drostdy on Saturday 9 March. HTS Drostdy is the only fully-fledged technical high school in the Boland, in collaboration with the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a proud association […]

RMI and HWK launch innovative EV pilot training module in Eastern Cape

The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), and the Chamber of Crafts Erfurt, also more popularly known as Handwerkskammer Erfurt (HWK Erfurt), last year agreed to collaborate on a 12-month project ending June 2024.  This follows the successful completion of the Eastern Cape TVET partnership in November 2022 – an innovative partnership designed to drive vocational […]

Motor Body Repair Apprenticeships can open exciting doors for young people

The motor body repair industry is opening doors for young men and women with a range of qualifications they can use to secure exciting career prospects in South Africa. Gone are the days when the sector was regarded as dull and dreary and for men only. Today the qualifications are highly sought after. Women are […]

Empowering South African Youth in the automotive sector

Friday 16th June is Youth Day and the theme this year is working together for youth development.  In the automotive sector specifically, South Africa is facing a concerning skills gap and organisations like the Retail Motor Industry Organisation, the largest employer in the automotive retail aftermarket, are doing some great work to encourage young people […]

National Disability Awareness Month: Disability is not an obstacle

With unemployment levels at all time highs, there are still plenty of opportunities for people with a technical qualification and a positive attitude and an eagerness to use their opportunity, and their skill set and discipline. This is particularly true in the motoring sector. As South Africa celebrates National Disability Rights Awareness Month annually between […]

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