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 […]

Female autobody repair shop owner shows her grit

Imagine taking the first step towards a thriving career at the age of 14. Not only did Ayanda Mtetwa, now 36 do this, but that first step was into the male-dominated automotive repair industry. As a proud member of SAMBRA (The South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association), she shares her journey with us – from […]

Everyone Can Have A Digital Footprint

In today’s highly competitive marketplace everyone needs to have a basic online presence, irrespective of how small or large your business is. Certainly, a web-based presence in 2023 is essential for authenticating your business. It is basically your shopfront. Creating A Credible Online Presence The SAMBRA website provides a unique and easy-to-use, value-added tool, which […]

RMI Newsflash: Free State Protest Action

The RMI received reports of communication being circulated advising of a ‘national shutdown’ in certain parts of the Free State on 1 July 2023. The purpose of the shutdown is to address substance abuse, corruption, human trafficking, counterfeit products and loss of jobs for citizens, the removal of illegal immigrants, non-compliant foreign businesses and the […]