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  • Recent Activity

    Tessa Marsh

    Sept/Oct competition

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    Answer these three easy questions and stand a chance to win R5000 in Snap-On vouchers this quarter. All answers can be found in the newsletter. Email

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh Yesterday, 11:36 AM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    Congrats to our Snap-on vouchers winner

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    Congratulations to Giovanni Ferroli from Ferroli Performance Centre in Cape Town for being our latest newsletter competition winner. Giovanni

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh Yesterday, 11:32 AM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    First pilot training events start in W Cape

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    MIWA has launched a pilot training project in the Western Cape. Manufacturers offered specialised training in partnership with four major

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh Yesterday, 11:01 AM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    Home 4 Paws bakkie gets a revamp

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    Michelle Ras from De Graaf Undercar Lydenburg, a MIWA member, sent in a community story that warmed our hearts and we hope will inspire you to get involved

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh 10-17-2017, 01:32 PM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    Well done Thes Service Centre!

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    Beeld newspaper recently published a compliment letter for the outstanding service received at Thes Service Centre, a proud MIWA member. We congratulate

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh 10-17-2017, 01:23 PM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    Comment on Code before 3 Nov

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    The Competition Commission has gazetted a draft code of conduct for competition in the South African automotive industry and is calling for public comment

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh 10-17-2017, 01:14 PM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    Major changes predicted for motor industry in next 10 years

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    Electric vehicles, autonomously-driven vehicles, Uber and shared vehicles, as well as a change in market control by the Original

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh 10-17-2017, 12:58 PM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    Meet your new NEC

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    (From left) Gunther Schmitz, Leon Schmidt, Les Mc Master, Andrea Bogner, Pieter Niemand (Director of MIWA), Dewald Eugene Ranft, Jack Finn and

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh 10-17-2017, 12:27 PM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    Whopper month for MIWA in the news

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    MIWA was all over the news this month from community papers and sites to industry mags and newspapers. Take a look...


    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh 09-04-2017, 12:53 PM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    Region in the spotlight: Free State & Northern Cape

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    Dewald Ranft, Free State & Northern Cape Regional Chairman as well as National Chairman of MIWA

    A new leaf for MIWA

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh 09-04-2017, 12:42 PM Go to last post

    Using anti-freeze all year round

    Thread Starter: Giselle

    Last Post By: stoutertjie 08-31-2017, 05:29 PM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    August competition

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    Answer these three easy questions and stand a chance to win R5000 in Snap-On vouchers this quarter. All answers can be found in the newsletter. Email

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh 08-31-2017, 11:36 AM Go to last post
  • Recent Meeting Threads

    Tessa Marsh

    ZF training event gets full turnout

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    On 20 October MIWA members in the Western Cape were treated to a training workshop by ZF Services on Dual mass flywheels and the working thereof. The

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh 10-31-2016, 10:27 AM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    AGM attendance has been impressive

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    Over the last few weeks AGMs have been held around the country. Attendance at these meetings has been impressive, ‘record numbers’, says Vishal

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh 09-29-2016, 12:02 PM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    First regional AGMs held in PE and EL

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    On 29 and 30 August the first regional MIWA AGMs were held in Port Elizabeth and East London.

    The Port Elizabeth meeting was held at the

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh 09-01-2016, 11:52 AM Go to last post
    Tessa Marsh

    Wrap up of recent meetings

    Thread Starter: Tessa Marsh

    Over the last few weeks regional meetings have been held in Pretoria, the Highveld and Kimberley. All were well attended and important information was

    Last Post By: Tessa Marsh 09-30-2015, 11:31 AM Go to last post