Doing Better Business – A look ahead at 2024

Carl von Clausewitz, the highly regarded strategist, believed that successful business and war strategies share the same values – that the principles were so intertwined they both enjoyed the same clash of interests. SAMBRA has always understood this strategy and over the last year has successfully manoeuvred the many challenges and successfully focused on improving and […]

Time for regulation to drive access to information is now

Over 50 key stakeholders, including representation from the Gauteng Department of Roads and Transport, attended the Vehicle Write Off conference in Johannesburg last week to discuss the critical need for an open and transparent Vehicle Salvage Database (VSD) of all vehicles that have previously been “written off” by insurers, and to discuss critical next steps […]

SAMBRA Chairman talks to Radio 702 in light of a landmark court ruling

SAMBRA Chairman, Charles Canning speaks to Radio 702 in light of a landmark court ruling favouring a consumer who purchased a previously ‘written-off’ car. The South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA) has been actively lobbying the South African Insurance Association (SAIA) for a number of years now for the public release of a vehicle […]


The South African Motor Body Repairers Association (SAMBRA), a constituent association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), has applauded a milestone Gauteng Regional Court judgement in January finding in favour of a consumer who unsuspectingly bought a previously “written-off” car. Court rules in favour of consumer The court ruled that in aid of the […]