Motor Body Repair (MBR) Challenges
Non Structural Repair and Major Structural Repairs Standards
The standards of the Non Structural Repair (NSR) and Major Structural Repairs (MSR), by Bureau Veritas have been completed. The SAIA is in the process of sourcing the additional funding needed for the implementation and policing of the standards.
The SAIA together with the delegates from Motor Body Repair (MBR) Associations also met with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to update them on progress made with the MBR Associations on 4 February 2016.
Motor Transformation and Sustainability Forum (MTSF)
The Motor Transformation and Sustainability Forum (MTSF) meetings are progressing well. The last Interim Measures Workshop took place on 26 October 2015 and the majority of the motor insurance members have signed the renewed commitment form to the Interim Measures.
An additional workshop has been scheduled for 22 April 2016. At the workshop we intend on engaging positively with stakeholders such as the Financial Intermediaries Association (FIA), the South African Underwriting Managers Association (SAUMA) and third party agents on the progress made and to create awareness of our undertakings with the MBR Associations on this very important matter.
Non- Motor Transformation and Sustainability
The SAIA is in the process of establishing the Non- Motor Transformation and Sustainability Forum (NMTSF). This is a result of meetings with the Western Cape Social and Economic Development Forum (WCSEDF), South African Builders Construction and Civils Association (SABCCA) as well as the South African Auto Repairer and Salvage Association (SAARSA) Co-operative. The purpose of the meetings was to discuss the issues relating to transformation and procurement of repair work for emerging builders and contractors especially in the Western Cape.
After the discussions, it was agreed to form a Non-Motor Transformation and Sustainability Forum (NMTSF) that will be inclusive and should have a national footprint of all relevant stakeholders.
Objectives of the NMTSF are to debate and formulate solutions for the challenges faced by micro and medium emerging builders and contractors, specifically black-owned and black women-owned businesses. In the meantime, the SAIA will request all signatories to the Co-operative to assist in embedding the new way forward already agreed on.
For more information contact Zakes Sondiyazi, Manager Insurance Risks: Zakes@saia.co.za