Right to Repair South Africa commends Ford SA for leading the way

Since the initial publication of the Guidelines to Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket (“the Guidelines”) in December 2020 and its subsequent implementation on 1 July 2021, the slow rate of dealer compliance has been flagged as an ongoing concern. Chief executive of Right to Repair South Africa (R2RSA), Kate Elliott says three months […]

SAMBRA raises red flag on certain Insurer Intermediaries derailing broader industry-level agreements

For some time now the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), whose members are responsible for repairing over 80% of all insured repair claims in the country, has been advocating for insurer panels to open up as per the Guidelines to Competition in the South African Automotive Aftermarket (“the Guidelines”). For Competition Commission news […]

Key changes in Ford a win for consumer choice and repairer opportunities

Ford has announced a huge change in aftermarket sales guidelines in South Africa. Business Tech reported on the changes to the vehicle manufacturers’ service plans that are set to align with the country’s new automotive aftermarket guidelines. The result is an opening up of opportunities for Independent Service Providers (ISP) and allowing consumers the benefit […]