By Filum Ho, CEO at Autoboys Johannesburg, 12 June 2020 – More South Africans are climbing back into their cars to return to work as the lockdown restrictions are steadily lifted. With a new normal setting in, many car owners who put off service or repairs in the last two months will now start slowly […]
Cape Town, 4 May 2020 – Autoboys is proud to announce that it will be expanding its Salt River outlet in Cape Town to now cater for glass, parts and paint. The Salt River branch will be able to service all insurance-related needs for panel beaters and our valued customers. Several staff from Autoboys’ Lansdowne […]
Johannesburg, 17 February 2020 — Change is coming to the motoring industry in South Africa as the Competition Commission has gazetted for public comment guidelines that seek to sweep away anticompetitive service and warranty plans. Currently, owners of new cars in South Africa are unique in the world as they are locked into using a […]
Rapid developments in technology are fundamentally changing every industry on the planet – and the motoring industry is no different. From driverless cars to advances in electric vehicles, the automotive world will look very different in decades to come. However, it’s not just how we drive that will be disrupted, but also how we repair […]
Johannesburg, 19 December 2019 – At Autoboys, we believe in doing business for the greater good. That’s why instead of giving our partners and clients a year-end gift, we’ve decided to donate towards the Adopt a Cot initiative. Adopt a Cot is run by faith-based organisation Door of Hope and it has saved many abandoned […]
Johannesburg, 20 September 2019 — Automotive body shops across South Africa are set to gain access to a greater array of premium-quality, cost-efficient paint solutions thanks to a new joint venture agreement struck between Autoboys and Kanye Vimba. Founded in 2006, Kanye Vimba is a leading coating and consumables supply chain specialist, serving customers in […]
By Filum Ho, CEO Autoboys Replacing your car’s parts is an activity that, until now, really hasn’t changed a lot over several decades. But just like with every other part of our lives, technology is set to upend this in a big way — especially in a future world where 5G networks and driverless cars […]
Since 2017, the Competition Commission has consulted widely in the automotive industry with a view, at first, of creating a single, voluntary Automotive Code of Conduct to help open up the market, promote greater transformation and encourage increased economic participation of SMEs and black South Africans.
What this means is that there are now officially 16.3 million employed people and 6.2 million unemployed people between the ages of 15 and 64 years in South Africa.
While it’s a time of great festivities, it’s tragically also a period when hundreds of lives are lost. During the most recent December-January festive season, the road death toll alone topped just over 1 600 fatalities.