'Industry 4.0' ignites change in motor industry - 5 major disruptors to affect SA

2019-08-08 05:30

New forms of mobility, changes in the workplace, electric cars... we look at five major disruptors in the motor industry that will affect motorists in the next few years.

'An illegal vehicle never becomes legal' - 6 top tips for buying a car in SA

2019-06-19 08:13

No matter how long you keep an illegal vehicle in your possession it never becomes legal, says the International Vehicle Identification Desk (IVID) Southern Africa.

Here's why you shouldn't 'skimp on tyres in SA' - RMI

2019-03-26 11:41

With rising costs, petrol hikes, load shedding and generally tough economic times consumers are looking for ways to cut back on costs.

Car trouble? Here's why you you should use accredited vehicle repairer or dealership in SA

2019-02-20 09:09

Looking for a mechanical workshop or buying a new ride? The Retail Motor Industry Organisation's Jakkie Olivier shares a few tips.

Top tips to avoid getting stuck in the middle of nowhere this holiday season

2018-12-13 17:44

Travelling for the holidays? Here are a few tips to keep in mind to avoid getting stuck in the middle of nowhere this holiday season.

College of Cape Town receives motor manual donation worth R1.6m

2018-12-07 10:08

Representatives from HaynesPro, Ken and Donovan Harwick, donated 30 HaynesPro licenses to the College of Cape Town.

SA car industry appeals for more talks on petrol price relief

2018-11-20 06:57

The South African Petroleum Retailers Association says further discussions are needed before decisions can be made on petrol price relief for consumers.

'Car indicators are not an optional extra. Use them!' - top tips for bringing 'order to our roads' - Miwa

2018-07-13 11:31

'It’s time we brought order back to our roads and this needs to start with each one of us looking into how we can improve our behaviour while driving,' says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA).

An OUTsurance founder just landed a R350 million payday – but he's not shopping for private islands just quite yet

2018-03-12 17:36

Willem Roos won't talk about his personal finances, but R350 million for only part of his stake in Outsurance suggests his last 20 years were well spent.

Prison for drunk drivers: RMI supports harsher sentences

2017-04-26 10:39

The Retail Motor Industry Organisation says it supports a call by the Minister of Transport, Joe Maswanganyi, for the introduction of harsher sanctions to combat drunk and negligent driving.


Motor body repairers get green light to implement 'pay before release'

2019-06-26 08:44

As of this week, members of the South African Motor Body Repairers’ Association (SAMBRA), a proud association of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), received the green light to officially implement Pay Before Release (PBR).

Insurance claims for vehicle repairs – 6 tips to ease the process

2019-04-30 19:00

The claim process for a vehicle repair can feel tedious and stressful at times, but this does not need to be the case, says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).

Ride sharing, autonomous vehicles - How future car ownership will change

2019-03-21 10:57

Car sharing is a widely expected phenomenon of the near future and could drastically change vehicle ownership.

Don’t do it! Distracted driving is the true menace on our roads

2018-12-17 17:59

'Texting while operating a vehicle is the most dangerous activity, but distracted driving means more than just texting', says Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association.

'The schools are out!' - Strap in your kids this festive season

2018-12-11 15:00

'Sadly, there are going to be fatalities on our roads this festive season, many of which will include children simply because they were not strapped in," says Jakkie Olivier, CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).

Long holiday drives are looming – are you organised?

2018-11-21 11:29

CEO of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI), Jakkie Olivier, is urging all motorists to get their vehicles travel-ready ahead of the festive season.

R16m in support for financial services entrepreneurs

2018-07-30 12:38

An incubation, acceleration and investment vehicle for early-stage financial services businesses is looking for businesses or ideas that could change the the industry.

Understanding the lifespan of car parts: Have you checked your windscreen wipers lately?

2018-05-17 11:06

There's no hard-and-fast rule about when to change your wiper blades, but there are things to look out for in terms of the condition of your wipers, according to Dewald Ranft, Chairman of the Motor Industry Workshop Association.

Rand Merchant Investment increases stake in OUTsurance

2017-05-18 18:19

Rand Merchant Investment Holdings has advised shareholders that the company has increased its shareholding in OUTsurance.

Banks need to brace for digital disruption

2017-03-05 06:00

Fintech development will provide cheaper, more efficient services which can be tailored to individual needs, writes Steve Kretzmann.

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