September/October 2017

New NEC elected

Over the last few months MIWA AGMs have been held around the country, The new NEC has been elected.

Delegates inspired at MIWA conference, Automechanika
Inspiring speakers, predicted changes for the motor industry in the next 10 years, and more were presented to delegates at the MIWA conference at Automechanika in September.
URGENT Comment on the Code
The Competition Commissioned has gazetted a draft code of conduct for competition in the South African automotive industry and is calling for public comment by 3 November. Get involved!
Pilot training project goes live in Western Cape
An exciting pilot project has gone live in the Western Cape.
Well done Thes Service Centre!
Beeld newspaper recently published a compliment letter for the outstanding service received at Thes Service Centre, a proud MIWA member. Here is a link to the article. We congratulate you on this excellent achievement.
Home 4 Paws bakkie gets a revamp
Michelle Ras from De Graaf Undercar Lydenburg, a MIWA member, sent in a community story that we are sure you will enjoy. Take a look at how they hijacked and revamped a bakkie for charity.
Are you doing any charity or community outreach?
We want to know what charity or community projects you are doing. This can be from helping a family in need to supporting a local school or business. Please share your story with us – email Tessa at
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From the Director's Desk

Welcome to the bumper edition of Spanner in the Works. I am pleased to announce to you our new NEC and I wish them all the best in their roles. I believe we have a strong and capable team at the helm of MIWA and am excited to work with them in the months ahead.

The MIWA conference at Automechanika was well-received by all who attended. Joey Evans was definitely a highlight for me. I hope he inspired all who heard him speak and that we can take his determination into our own work environments. Many thanks to all our members who attended despite it being a day of strike threats and congested roads.

I am also pleased that the training pilot project has kicked off in the Western Cape. We plan to roll this model out into the other provinces in the months ahead. Training is the only way we will remain relevant and competitive in our industry so I encourage you to all attend these training opportunities when they are in your area. We hope that the Western Cape members who attended the sessions found them valuable.

As we head towards the final busy stretch of the year I encourage you to work hard, put your customers and staff first and end on a hight note.

Pieter Niemand
Director of MIWA

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