Right To Repair Codes and Rules
After hearing over 80 stakeholders’ viewpoints regarding what might be viewed as anti-competitive behaviour in the automotive industry, the Competition Commission has decided to take a draft motor code one step further by seeking to implement it in law.
Currently, South African owners of new cars are locked into using a vehicle manufacturer’s service centres, repair shops and parts in ‘embedded’ motor and service plans. If SA new car owners decide to use an independent service or repair provider of their own choice, vehicle manufacturers then typically punish them by voiding their warranties in what is a highly unfair practice.
To get an understanding of this we are joined by Filum Ho CEO of Auto Boys and vice chairperson of Right to Repair SA (R2RSA), a Section 21 non-profit company founded by the Motor Industry Workshop Association. And we are also joined by Mike Mabasa Executive director and CEO of The National Association of Automotive Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa). Originally posted on: http://beta.sabc.co.za/metrofm/podcasts/metro-fm-talk-with-ayabonga-cawe/