Spanner in the works

July 2019

MIWA members revved their engines at Gas Motorshow

MIWA members revved their engines at Gas Motorshow

In June we celebrated Youth month and to honour the day MIWA participated in the Nasrec Youth Expo from 14 to 17 June.

Reaching out to the youth

Here are some news items featuring MIWA this month

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Meet Aubrey Burger
June, 2019

Meet Aubrey Burger, MIWA member and succulent grower

Meet Aubrey Burger

The recent Inter-Associational meeting for Highveld and Northern region was very well received by members.

Inter-Associational meeting well received

We bid Noni Tshabalala, our former Highveld rep, a fond farewell

Farewell Noni and welcome Madoda

D&T Servicing, a MIWA member in East London, has just been involved in three community initiatives.

Blood drive, Lego competition and new soccer kit – D&T supports community

We have updated the HaynesPro deal. Take a look

HaynesPro deal updated and new signups this month

Well done to all our workshops who received their grading this month.

New members June
June, 2019

Welcome to all our new members and renewals

New members June

The independent motor repairers industry is responding positively to efforts to manage used oil, says Chairman of the Motor Workshop Industry Association (MIWA), Dewald Ranft. MIWA is a proud member of the Retail Motor Industry Organisation (RMI).

Motor repairers respond positively to used oil management

The annual Right to Repair conference was held in Italy this year. MIWA’s Pieter Niemand and Dewald Ranft attended and said it was inspiring to see what is happening around the world and to judge how SA is faring.

MIWA has been in the news this month. Here are a few of the articles.

This year Port Elizabeth celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Eastern Province Veteran Car Club as well as the 50th anniversary of one of the premier ‘old car’ competitive events in South Africa.

Meet Robert Peterson, MIWA member, and award-winning kickboxer in George.

Meet Robert Peterson, MIWA member, and award-winning kickboxer

This month was packed with meetings of all kinds around the country. Many thanks to all those who attended.

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Wage negotiations, Nuts and Bolts, Regional meetings and more

Automechanika is coming – Save the Date for ‘Beyond 2020’. From drive-ins to drive-throughs, from roadhouses to Uber Eats, from telephone operators to flexible phones, the world is evolving at speed and so is the motor industry.

HaynesPro representative Donovan Harwick has been visiting workshops in the Eastern Cape to promote the HaynesPro deal exclusively for MIWA members.

HaynesPro visits and new joiners May

Congratulations to all our workshops that received their grading. Take a look at who earned their stars this month…

Graded workshops May

New members May
May, 2019

We welcome all the new members who joined the MIWA family in May.

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New members May

More and more members are signing up for the MIWA HaynesPro deal. Since the deal was introduced in October 2018, the total number of MIWA members using HaynesPro sits at 150 members.

HaynesPro fever is spreading

Exciting upcoming events

Exciting upcoming events

MIWA steps up to assist member with contract

MIWA steps up to assist member

Women are doing amazing things in the industry

Women doing amazing things

Support Right to Repair for only R500

Support Right to Repair

There was a great turnout at Partinform in Welkom this month.

Partinform heads to Welkom

Battery hassles during the colder months

Save these dates!
April, 2019

MIWA events coming up

We had several workshops signing up for the exclusive HaynesPro deal.

Latest HaynesPro sign-ups April 2019

Grading April 2019
April, 2019

Take a look at who earned their stars this month

Grading April 2019

Welcome to our newest members

New Members April 2019

April, 2019

During the accreditation process a workshop undergoes a thorough assessment.

MIWA featured in the news this month.

NAACAM well attended
March, 2019

The RMI stand at NAACAM was well attended.

NAACAM well attended

Several members signed up for the exclusive HaynesPro deal this month.

New HaynesPro sign-ups

Well done to all our newly graded workshops.

Graded workshops March

March new members
March, 2019

Welcome to our March new MIWA members

March new members

MIWA members share their real and toy car collections

MIWA members share their real and toy car collections

RMI Roadshow in PE by candlelight

RMI Roadshow in PE by candlelight

Samuels Service Centre takes initiative a step further

On 13 March an interesting new meeting concept was well received by RMI members, including MIWA members, at the Master Builders Conference Centre in Durban.

Exciting new RMI Inter-Associational meeting concept

Indodha Truck Centre wins Parts Dealer of Year award

Indodha Truck Centre wins Parts Dealer of Year award

The first-ever Motor Mech Show, hosted by MIWA, on 9 March was a great success. The gates opened at 09:00 at the Newton Technical High School and, despite the bad weather, people showed up to support the event.

First Motor Mech show a roaring success

MIWA in the news Feb 2019
February, 2019

MIWA in the news Feb 2019

During February the MIWA PR team met to discuss the strategic way forward.

MIWA PR team holds strategic meeting

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) compliance is a must for all business owners and MIWA members are no exception. By not being OHS compliance you open yourself up to lawsuits and can’t achieve your 5-star grading.

In September last year Jeno Auto made the move to a new premises in Walmer Dunes Industrial, Port Elizabeth.

Jeno Auto moves to new spot

During February Partinform was held in Krugersdorp West for the Gauteng Region for the very first time. The attendance was great as most parts dealers and workshop owners were present at the event.

Partinform in Krugersdorp a success


From the Director's Desk

Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) is the focus of this edition as it is a very critical part of your business. Or should be. Have you gone through the 30-point check list to see how OHS compliant you really are? You’ll see in our lead story that one of our members, Auto Excellence, recently went through the compliance process and was surprised how involved it is – and for good reason. Let’s make an effort to make OHS a priority this month.

We also met this month to put together a strategic PR plan for 2019 and have some ideas in mind to get you more involved and achieve greater exposure for your workshop in the media. Please speak to your reps about any media story ideas you may have in mind.

I hope you enjoy this action-packed edition.

Best regards,
Pieter Niemand
Director of MIWA


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