The importance of focusing on wellbeing

Mental health and wellbeing are increasingly being brought into sharp focus, and organisations like SAMBRA are aware and concerned about the high levels of stress many of its members are operating under. Charles Canning, SAMBRA National Chairman, says that while many of us understand the benefits of physical wellbeing by eating correctly and exercising regularly, […]

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 […]

RMI and TUT announce new study opportunity for members

The Tshwane University of Technology’s Department of Marketing, Supply Chain and Sport Management and the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) have made history by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide stakeholders within the Automotive Retail Aftermarket with an opportunity to further their studies, by enrolling for a customised Diploma in Retail Business Management. […]

Big concerns around move from legacy to occupational qualifications

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 from 1 July 2023. “The transition in training dispensation in SA from the legacy to occupational […]