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 […]

Part 2 – Meeting Lee de Sousa – Apprenticeships & Trade Testing

Lee de Sousa is back from Motus Technical Academy to talk to us about apprenticeships, trade qualification testing and why a career in the automotive industry is a great choice! A technical trainer of twenty-two years, Lee de Sousa started his career as an apprentice at Lindsay Saker. From there, Lee worked for the likes […]

What Women think About Working in Motor Body Repair

With unemployment levels at an all-time high, the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), recently ran a survey for women working in the sector entitled Women Driving Change: Women in MBR.  Richard Green, National Director of SAMBRA, explained that SAMBRA was eager to find […]