RMI raises concerns about transition to Occupational Qualifications for Apprentice training

The Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), representing over 8 500 employer businesses in the retail automotive aftermarket sector, has expressed concern about the transition to occupational qualifications for apprentice training in the retail motor industry sector in South Africa. The RMI has been involved in the Department’s Centres of Specialisation (CoS) project since 2017 and […]

Advancement of New Energy Vehicles in South Africa – transforming the Automotive Industry

According to local experts, South Africa is falling behind the rest of the globe in the production of electric vehicles (EVs). In the meantime, government is discussing its draft green paper on the advancement of EVs and battery-electric vehicles (BEVs). The Auto Green Paper on the Advancement of New Energy Vehicle in South Africa, sets […]

Right to Repair South Africa commends Ford SA for leading the way

Since the initial publication of the Guidelines to Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket (“the Guidelines”) in December 2020 and its subsequent implementation on 1 July 2021, the slow rate of dealer compliance has been flagged as an ongoing concern. Chief executive of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA), Kate Elliott says three months […]