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’.