Automechanika Johannesburg 2023 lives up to sterling reputation

The eighth Automechanika Johannesburg took place from 5 to 7 September at the Johannesburg Expo Center. As with its previous incarnations and that of its global counterparts, it did not only make good on what it promised but went above and beyond. Over 20 countries took part in this iconic trade fair with more than […]

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Supa Quick appoints new MD

Michael Humphreys has been appointed by Supa Quick as its new managing director. Humphreys will continue to lead the company in line with Bridgestone Southern Africa’s vision of delivering accelerated social and customer value as a sustainable solutions company. In order to achieve this, his appointment seeks to establish a new management structure that has […]

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SAMBRA opens up professional VDQ qualification to members

Motor body repairer estimators and insurance companies’ vehicle assessors play a crucial role in the daily lives of South Africans. They bridge 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. There are currently more than 4 000 short-term […]

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RMI and TUT announce historic study opportunity for members

The Tshwane University of Technology’s (TUT) Department of Marketing, Supply Chain and Sport Management and the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI) have made history by signing a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide stakeholders within the Automotive Retail Aftermarket with an opportunity to further their studies by enrolling for a customised Diploma in Retail Business […]

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RMI appoints new National Labour Director

Jeffrey Molefe has been appointed Labour Director of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), effective 1 April 2023. Molefe holds a Bachelor of Law Degree and a postgraduate qualification in Labour Law. Molefe joined the RMI in May 2013 and has served in various Regional and National structures of MIBCO. He is a member of […]

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SAAFF and NRCS support TEPA’s efforts to curb illicit trade in tyres

The South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF) and the National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications (NRCS) have added their support to the call by the Tyre, Equipment, Parts Association (TEPA), for stronger measures to curb the illicit trade in tyres, which is threatening the sustainability of the industry and putting consumers at risk. In March […]

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BASF’s Chinese operations announce 100 per cent renewable energy usage

On 11 July, BASF Shanghai Coatings Minhang and Caojing sites in Shanghai, as well as BASF Coatings’ resin plant in Caojing, Shanghai, announced the use of 100% renewable energy across its operations in 2023. This moves BASF’s Coatings division one step closer to its global sustainability targets – on carbon reduction, material efficiency and safe […]

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The nuts and bolts of Automechanika Johannesburg with Neil Piper

The nuts and bolts of Automechanika Johannesburg with Neil Piper Automechanika Johannesburg 2023 will be held from 5 to 7 September at the Johannesburg Expo Center (Nasrec). It is part of a network of automotive trade fairs that is held worldwide in 13 countries. It features manufacturers from across the automotive sector, including parts and […]

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Success despite disability

Many of us would battle if we were to spend a day in a wheelchair experiencing the world through the eyes of someone who relies on a wheelchair for mobility. Our eyes would be opened to just how challenging daily routines could be, let alone the prospect of finding employment.   But one sector where […]

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Body repair apprenticeships to unlock doors for youth

The motor body repair industry is opening doors for young men and women with a range of qualifications they can use to secure exciting career prospects in South Africa. Gone are the days when the sector was regarded as dull and dreary and for men only. Today the qualifications are highly sought-after. Women are also […]

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3M Wear It Right App

3M says its new Wear it Right app allows convenient respirator qualitative fit testing. The app, which can be downloaded on a smartphone or tablet, supports multiple types of fit tests while featuring modes for beginner and experienced fit testers. 3M says the app directs users so that they follow consistent fit test protocols at […]

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Kapci Prima 8870 Express UHS Clearcoat

Kapci Coatings’ Prima 8870 UHS Clearcoat is user-friendly and specifically formulated for application over the Primabase 8700 basecoat. The company describes it as cutting-edge and an integral part of the Prima product line. According to Kapci, Prima 8870 is ideally suited to both minor touch-ups and extensive repairs. Engineered with the latest advancements in technology […]

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