Press Releases

  • Pieter Niemand appointed to head up Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA)

    Pieter Niemand stepped in as Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) this month (July).  Niemand has been involved in the motor industry for 10 years. “I was very fortunate to start my working career under the guidance of the late Dr Anton Rupert, an Industrialist and a phenomenal business personality. He believed in specific business principals and I

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  • Beware of buying imported used engines

    When it comes to buying an engine for a vehicle, the cost implications associated warrant taking the time to do your homework. Pieter Niemand, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says it’s important to remember that no matter what you call them, second hand, reconditioned or pre-owned engines are all used engines. “A low mileage engine with an

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  • Beware the danger of driving with worn shocks

    Worn shock absorbers seriously compromise a car’s handling and safety on the road. But because shock absorbers wear out gradually, motorists often adjust unconsciously to the change in their vehicle’s handling, unaware of the danger they’re in due to the efficiency of vital components being compromised. “It’s essential that motorists be aware of how dangerous worn shocks can be and

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  • Did you know there is a dispute resolution option on car repairs?

    Taking your car in for a repair can be a costly exercise. Getting what you pay for, ie a car that is running properly and fully repaired, is the obvious outcome. However, there are times when vehicle owners have not been satisfied with the end result. Vishal Premlall, Director of the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA), says vehicle owners need

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  • Strap your baby in before heading on holiday, urges MIWA

    With the Winter school holiday season approaching fast, the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) is urging parents to invest in car seats for their children ahead of the holidays and to strap them in when on the road. Vishal Premlall, Director of MIWA, points out to parents that if you have a collision at 50kph with a baby on your

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  • Major changes predicted for motor industry in next 10 years

    Electric vehicles, autonomously-driven vehicles, Uber and shared vehicles, as well as a change in market control by the Original Equipment Manufacturers, are all upcoming events predicted to change the face of the motor industry in the next 10 years and beyond. These were some of the topics raised at the Motor Industry Workshop Association (MIWA) conference at Automechanika on 27

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  • Give your finances a spring clean

    Now is a great time of year to get your financial daisies in a row and to start thinking about how you can be more financially savvy. African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network, Mellony Ramalho, says a good place to start is to put all your expenses, incomes, policies, and any other financial obligations down on the table and

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  • UP CLOSE AND PERSONAL WITH TWO OF SA’S BEST LOVED MUSOS

      On Sunday 17 September, families from all over Gauteng will be flocking to celebrate the joy of family at the Kaya FM Family Day, in proud partnership with African Bank, at the Big Red Barn in Olifantsfontein. Headlining at the event will be two of South Africa’s most popular musicians – Vusi Nova and Ntando Bangani. African Bank caught

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  • The real cost of credit

    When you need money for an emergency or are unable to afford something that you really want or need, credit can offer benefits and can assist you. However credit isn’t free, warns African Bank. Initiating credit with any bank entails interest, service and initiation fees added onto the required amount, which means you pay an increased price for the money

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  • Four SA teachers off to Sweden as part of SA-Sweden Schools Exchange

    Four teachers from Ivory Park Secondary School have been selected as part of the South Africa-Sweden Schools Exchange to visit Sweden, to spend time learning about the Swedish education system, and identify ways to improve education in SA local schools.  This programme forms part of the Olof Palme Youth Education Initiative, an educational programme of Africa Reading Consultants (Pty) Ltd

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  • Financial planning for newlyweds

    If you are getting married soon or have recently tied the knot, you will know that building your life together can be overwhelming. There are so many things to consider. “One of the most important factors to discuss and agree on is your financial health as a couple,” says African Bank’s Group Executive: Sales, Branch Network, Mellony Ramalho.  She says

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  • Women looking out for themselves

    As we celebrate Women’s Day it is worth noting that a growing number of women in South Africa are becoming the primary breadwinners of their households. While women around the globe, and in our very own Mzansi, are breaking past glass ceilings and making things happen for themselves, there is no denying they still come up against a large number

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