By Filum Ho, Autoboys CEO Major changes have swept across South Africa’s automotive industry from the start of this month as the Competition Commission’s guidelines on right to repair have been enacted. The automotive sector has been gearing up for this moment, and new car owners are finally able to service or repair their motor […]
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, CEO at Autoboys Johannesburg, 16 July 2020 – Times are tough, and every South African is looking to save money wherever they can. For the local auto industry, falling car sales along with a hard lockdown have also resulted in a sharp downturn. With the industry and the consumer under severe strain, […]
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 […]
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.