November/December 2017

Apprenticeship project is a go!

A year ago MIWA entered into discussions with Bidvest McCarthy regarding training needs and possible solutions for its members. To date 31 companies and 88 apprenticeships have applied.

New Thinking Model – the latest
MIWA is in the process of appointing NTM representatives in each of its regions. Take a look for the latest update...
City of CPT looks for panel of suppliers
City of Cape Town representatives met with MIWA members regarding its tender criteria for suppliers.
Code of conduct submissions are in – the battle begins
Responses to the draft code of conduct for the automotive industry are in and it's clear that finalising the code is not going to be any easy process.
Success story worth celebrating
A recent article in Achieve magazine from merSETA caught the attention of MIWA. It is about a workshop owner Chuma Songca with his team from CMS Automotive in Mthatha, Eastern Cape. This story emphasises the sheer determination of a young person to not only become a success but to supply work and upskill others.
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 –
Last chance to win Snap-on vouchers
This is the last month to enter our final quarterly competition and win R5 000 worth of Snap-on vouchers. Our final winner for the 2017 year will be announced in January. Answer three easy questions to enter.
From the Director's Desk

Well we can certainly say that 2017 has been an interesting year! While the economic situation has been tough for many businesses it has been encouraging to see how resilient and innovative many of our MIWA members have been. Well done to you all.

I am optimistic about the year ahead with exciting initiatives on the go such as the artisan training initiative and the New Thinking Model representatives starting their new roles. I also believe that we are going to see interesting change through the code of conduct and will continue our support of the Right to Repair Campaign as it leads the charge.

Finally, I'd like to thank you all for your support throughout this year. May this holiday season be a restful one for you and your families. We look forward to touching base again in the new year. Stay safe on the roads and enjoy the break.

Pieter Niemand
Director of MIWA

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