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 […]
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.
Buyers Guide chats to Les McMaster Right to Repair SA (R2RSA) and Filum Ho, CEO Autoboys and Vice Chairman R2RSA, about how the Right to Repair campaign started because after market workshops were been excluded from working on vehicles.
As it stands, SA car owners are unique in the world because they are typically locked into using a vehicle manufacturer’s service centres, repair shops and parts in what are dubbed ‘embedded’ motor or service plans.
Dear Mr Cohen, I read with interest your column dated 5 October 2018 entitled ‘The new competition bill is based on some dodgy numbers’.
Before starting Autoboys, Ho worked for Deutsche Bank and, later, Merrill Lynch
“As a business leader, you have a social contract to try and transform the country grow jobs, try and grow the SME arena. I think that is indicative of things happening in the country.”
Classic Fm Business host Michael Avery chats to Filum Ho, CEO Autoboys and Vice Chairman Right to Repair SA (R2RSA), about how SA’s new automotive code can help kickstart economic growth.
The Competition Commission’s proposed new code of conduct for the South African automotive industry is set to usher in groundbreaking changes for car owners, automotive aftermarket businesses