New Associational Representatives Join SAMBRA

New Associational Representatives Join SAMBRA
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We would like to take this opportunity of warmly welcoming Shaun Isaacs and Mariam Nokuthutha Shabalala, our two most recently appointed Associational Representatives, to the SAMBRA team.

Shaun Isaacs

Shaun is our newest Associational Representative servicing our Western Cape members. Prior to joining RMI, Shaun ran his own informal vehicle restoration business and consulted with clients regarding insurance claims. Prior to that he was employed as a Motor Vehicle Assessor at both Telesure Investment Holdings and Mutual & Federal. He is a qualified motor body repairer, having qualified through MERSETA. He is a huge proponent of in-service training – rating on the job training as the best way to learn.

Shaun is a born and bred Capetonian. He is excited to see how the other side of the industry operates and being in a position to get a holistic view, seeing how the Automotive Body Repair and the Insurance industries work together. He loves being around good people who inspire and motivate him. When not working, he enjoys photography and trying his hand at a little bit of cooking on the side.

For assistance, kindly contact Shaun via: Email – shaun.isaacs@rmi.org.za or mobile – 079 871 8339

Mariam Nokuthutha Shabalala

Mariam will be strengthening the Gauteng team servicing Gauteng, Pretoria and North West, Mpumalanga, and Limpopo. She is currently doing a diploma in Logistics and Supply chain management with the IIE Rosebank College. She was previously employed as a Telematics and Connectivity specialist at Volvo Trucks Southern Africa in Jet Park. Mariam is no stranger to hard work and comes from a family background where hard work and determination were their daily song. Both her parents worked hard to get their children through school and at an early age they realised there are no free handouts.

She is happy to tackle her new position at SAMBRA head on, with pride and determination. Mariam enjoys interacting with people and learning from them. She is looking forward to interacting and meeting
people from different socio-economic backgrounds and helping to elevate the SAMBRA profile. She believes as autonomous and electric vehicles gain traction, repair shops will need to become more proficient in maintaining these specialised designs and systems. This could involve integrating sensors and systems for driverless vehicles as well as maintaining and repairing EV batteries. When not at work Mariam enjoys movies as well as taking care of her daughter and enjoying outdoor activities like hiking with her partner. Church and spending quality time with family to bond are an important part of her life.

For assistance, kindly contact Mariam via: Email – nokuthutha.shabalala@rmi.org.za or mobile – 078 905 6966.

We wish both Shaun and Mariam every success in their new positions.