March 2017

MIWA speaks out at Competition Commission's car industry workshop

Speakers at the recent Automotive Aftermarket Workshop, hosted by the Competition Commission, presented their views of the current state of play in the industry, many not without emotion.

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From the Director's Desk

We proudly represented MIWA at the Competition Commission's workshop this month looking into fair practices in the motor industry. The final outcome was that a motor industry code needs to be established and the commission has put together a six-month deadline to achieve this. While the timeline may be optimistic, we are excited that it is promoting change and will be involved as much as we can to ensure the change is positive for our industry. Make sure you stay tuned for more on this in the months to come.

We have also included an article this month on abandoned vehicles as we get numerous queries in this regards. There is useful information in the article so please take a look.

Make sure you enter the competition this month because R5000 will be presented to one lucky entrant after this month. 

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Vishal Premlall

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