By Filum Ho, CEO of Autoboys Big changes are coming to South Africa’s motoring landscape on 1 July 2021. For the first time ever, owners of new cars will have the right to repair or service their vehicles at an independent provider of their choice. These owners won’t be locked into restrictive embedded motor or […]
Johannesburg, 11 December 2020 – Restrictive service and repair warranty plans will finally become a thing of the past for South African car owners, following a major announcement by the Competition Commission today. Currently, owners of new cars in South Africa are typically locked into using a vehicle manufacturer’s service centres, repair shops and parts […]
By Filum Ho In a year of hard lockdowns, many a South African will be itching to hit the wide-open roads for their December holidays. In the unique year that has been 2020, it will be interesting to see how the holiday period shapes up with the pandemic still very much with us. With many […]
By Filum Ho South Africa’s economy is reeling amid the pandemic, and the year 2020 has prompted many discussions around why now is the time for the country to take inclusive growth more seriously. President Cyril Ramaphosa in mid-October presented his economic reconstruction and recovery plan that has received both good and more circumspect reviews. […]
By Filum Ho We’re living through extraordinary times and businesses have faced once-in-a-century challenges that have broken all kinds of economic records, for all the wrong reasons. As the CEO of an automotive company like Autoboys, the nationwide lockdown was initially bad news for many reasons. With fewer cars on the roads, this meant significantly […]
Johannesburg, 20 August 2020 – Autoboys is proud to announce that its CEO, Filum Ho, has been made a board member at Automotive Glass Europe (AGE). AGE provides automotive glass repair and replacement of the highest quality for all vehicle types. Known for its competitive prices, AGE operates all over Europe in 20 countries and […]
by Filum Ho Motor dealership bodies have recently presented some highly debatable views regarding the Competition Commission’s new draft guidelines for the automotive industry. On 14 February 2020, the Commission published guidelines which stipulate that consumers will no longer be compelled to conduct in-warranty service, maintenance or repair work only at approved dealers or approved […]
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.
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.
Car owners in South Africa are often locked into using a vehicle manufacturers repair shop and parts because it is embedded in the motor and service plan.