SAMBRA Welcomes Professional VDQ Qualification

Motor body repairer estimators and Insurance companies’ vehicle assessors play a crucial role in the daily lives of South Africans bridging the gap in the event of an accident, between the insurer and the motor body repairer to quantify damage to, or loss of a vehicle. The Background of the VDQ Qualification There are currently […]

2023 TVET Course Applications Still Open at False Bay TVET College

Apply now for a 2023 course with False Bay TVET College. Course Applications Deadline: 31st October 2022 Course Types Available: Full Time, Part Time, Distance Learning Courses are varied and include the NC: Automotive Body Repair NQF Level 2 How To Apply Online or in person, by following these simple steps Bursary Applications Now available […]

Impact of SAMBRA Accreditation

The South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) promotes best practices and helps its members provide vehicle owners across the country with the best possible quality of motor body collision damage repairs. By accrediting the membership of the association, it ensures that all members are adequately equipped and comply with industry standard, laws, and bylaws […]

Women’s Month: Young motor industry ‘survivor’ conquers catastrophes and gender bias

The motor industry’s next biggest challenge is skills shortages, says Mika Heeraman, owner of Unique Auto Panel and Paint, in Tongaat, Kwazulu-Natal. She believes women can play a pivotal role in taking the industry to the next level. A challenging start Mika opened her own auto body shop at the age of 26. Three years […]

SAMBRA driving Small Business Development for Motor Body Repairers

Uvashen Bramiah, newly appointed national director of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), says challenges with limited business premises, lack of access to resources and technology, poor infrastructure, bureaucratic hurdles and a lack of managerial competencies are some of the reasons that many […]