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 […]

Navigating road accidents: Emergency Items for your car

It is never pleasant to imagine being involved in a road accident. But The South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) wants you to feel prepared for any eventuality! Here is a checklist of emergency items we recommend having in your car: First-aid kit Fire extinguisher Emergency triangle Reflective jacket Jumper cables Tow rope Tyre sealant […]

Expanding second hand car park sales good news for independent workshops

Responding to the findings of TransUnion’s latest Vehicle Pricing Index (VPI), Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says expanding second hand car park sales, are definitely good news for independent workshops. Ranft says with so many more second-hand options now available, […]